15 year old Ryan Kettering has spent his young life in a series of mostly abusive foster homes But his luck has changed Now he s in the Preston house, where he has a budding romance with fellow foster child Lyssa But something strange is going on in the basement.Maddy is a slow nine year old girl who is kept in the basement Sometimes she talks in a gravelly adult voice15 year old Ryan Kettering has spent his young life in a series of mostly abusive foster homes But his luck has changed Now he s in the Preston house, where he has a budding romance with fellow foster child Lyssa But something strange is going on in the basement.Maddy is a slow nine year old girl who is kept in the basement Sometimes she talks in a gravelly adult voice Sometimes she seems to know things about others that she couldn t possibly knowd predicts things that always come true And sometimes people from the government come by to spend time with Maddy down in the basement.Maybe Ryan s luck hasn t changed as much as he thinks.
The Girl in the Basement year old Ryan Kettering has spent his young life in a series of mostly abusive foster homes But his luck has changed Now he s in the Preston house where he has a budding romance with fellow foster
Did a 12 year old write this No, but is sure seems like it For a short book, this took forever for me to finish due to the horrible writing.This story had a lot of potential, yet it is filled with completely implausible situations Ryan, a young teen , honestly don t remember, I couldn t care less, takes it upon himself to find help for a young retarded yes, that is the word used to describe her, girl that seems to be possessed The adults in this book seem to be the children, as young Ryan demand [...]
I remember liking Ray Garton s books A lot This would be back in the 1990s, when I was still branching out into the larger world of horror, reading writers other than Stephen King, long after the horror boom had gone bust I also remember liking Marilyn Manson s music a lot back then, too, but I ve outgrown it.To be fair, Garton does a good job with his characterization and his pacing Once you get started on one of his stories, it s easy to get caught up in it and not put it down until you re fin [...]
Every new Ray Garton book I pick up, about fifteen pages in, I think to myself Okay THIS one is my new favorite the Girl in the Basement was no exception Except, I think it s going to stay my favorite for a whileAt least, until I start Ravenous , at least
I liked this book a lot It deals with possession but not in the sense that we are used to seeing in movies In other words, sans exorcism
The Girl in the Basement is a relatively short book, of a novella, actually, which is a length well suited to electronic publishing In fact, that s the format I read it in, on my Kindle I m not, generally, a fan of horror, so to understand why I read this book at all this book you have to understand that Ray Garton, the author, is a lapsed Adventist, like myself that s a religious denomination or movement, if you don t recognize the name There are many possible authors out there, but he stood o [...]
This was the first Ray Garton book I ve read or come across and unfortunately, I really wasn t a fan When I first got the book, I thought it was a start up novella from a new author This was due to the way the book looked I know, never judge but it seemed very cheaply produced When I read the book, I assumed it had been self published by a new author, as the overall look of the novel really reflected the story here I was shocked to find out that the novel was written by quite a successful author [...]
When it comes to possession themed books, William Peter Blatty wrote the ultimate, hands down, with The Exorcist In The Girl in the Basement , Garton tackles the topic, adding his own ideas and giving the topic his own twists It is hard to avoid mentioning the parallels between The Girl in the Basement and The Exorcist But, if you are going to imitate something, why not the best I share some of the same thoughts as other reviews who wished this book was longer.4 STARS
Garton really delivers an awesome dialogue with the possessed little girl However, I like plot twists And I felt this book ended abruptly I wanted to know of the origin of the demon and what happened in the aftermath of the killings This book is left wide open for a sequel, in my opinion His writing intrigued me enough to go seek out other work by him I m sure I ll enjoy it too.
Ray Garton has done it again This time, a handicapped girl in the basement of a group home for orphans knows too much, speaking with a guttural growl Our hero, Ryan, tries to solve the puzzle, along with his writer friend next door.
Not as good as touted.
This was an entertaining read but I was a little disappointed in how short it was I felt like it didn t really answer some questions I had and could have been longer.
Very well done story about a mysterious girl in the basement The theme of possession is reinvented with imagination and flair.
Creepy and sadThis book left me unsettled since there is not an end, not really I guess I am used to books ending in a nice and resolved all issues, however this one did not do that and it was pleasantly surprising It was a good read and I finish the book very quickly since I could not put it down Good book
Scary as fuck.