Review: It Lives In The Basement by Sahara Foley

I recently read It Lives In The Basement by Sahara Foley, and it was weird. First, let me say that if you’re not a fan of horror novels, don’t read it. If you are, then this just might be a great book for you.

Basically, this novel surrounds the Tescara, which is a mythical creature that’s small, brown, furry, and extremely powerful and dangerous. They eat people. They also give birth by escaping out of the inside of a man. Eww.

I’m not a fan of horror, but that’s not why I lowered my ratings on this book. First, I think the character development is terrible. I don’t feel connected to any of the characters. Part of that may be that for the first half of the book, we skip around main characters as they die. Besides that, we never really get into the heads of any of the characters.

I also feel like the dialogue was weak. However, the topic was interesting. The idea of a killing monster that lives in the basement, and hunts at night with not even bodies left over. Well, that was intriguing.

three stars

You can find It Lives In The Basement on the author’s website or on Amazon



  1. Loren, Thank you for your review. There is a sense of disjointedness between chapter one and two as my husband had wrote them as 3 short stories. When I first published the book, I stated it was a trilogy, but was later advised I didn’t need to do that since the stories related to each other. All I can say is I’m glad I’m not a man. EW! indeed.
    Pamela Foley

    1. Pamela,
      Makes more sense now that I know they were originally 3 stories… almost like a serial. I do think the stories go together, they just need an easier transition.
      Your story did definitely make me glad not to be a man too.

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