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Horror erupts when newlyweds, Karen and Jeremy, cross paths with members of a
diabolical cult inside a West Virginia cave. Living below the earth’s surface has
triggered mutations, rendering the cult members nearly infertile. Their leader, a
wild-eyed, cunning brute, refuses to let the couple leave, believing they and their
potential offspring hold the key to surviving undergr
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Paperback, first, 300 pages
Published November 15th 2017 by Azure Spider Publications
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Jennifer Finn
Oct 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book from Nancy Widrew. The descriptions in this book were so detailed and vivid I could almost feel my claustrophobia kicking in. This is the author’s first book and she did an amazing job with it. Jeremy and Karen are a married couple who are supposed to go spelunking with another couple in Dinky Cave in West Virginia. The other couple cancels and even though Jeremy is warned not to go with just Karen he does it anyway. When they get inside the cave ...more
Sherry Fundin
Aug 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Imagine climbing into a hole, slightly larger than you, into a chamber where you are hunched over and it shrinks as you are forced to your hands and knees, eventually crawling on your belly. Well…I almost had to put the book down it was freaking me out. LOL

What nutbag would think finding people living in a cave way down under is a good thing? Well, Jeremy…IT’S NOT A GOOD THING!

Now, Karen and Jeremy are stuck underground with some weird people for their honeymoon. And if SHE thinks things can’t g
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Meri
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
On the beginning of the book should be write: Do not read if you are claustrophobic! Just kidding… Anyway, this is quite disturbing story. All the time while I was reading, I have that feeling that I miss a fresh air. But, this book, through the horror story of one couple, Jeremy and Karen, show us quite interesting facts about caves. Jeremy's passions for caves and adventures that will bring him an amazing newspaper story, put them in a life-dangerous situation. Facing with one strange group of ...more
Stephanie - Adventures Thru Wonderland
*I received an eARC from the author for review. This does not affect my review.*

A wonderfully horrifying debut! Karen and Jeremy, newlyweds, find themselves in the middle of an underground cult, and their future together is suddenly thrown into question! This terrifying story takes readers down a very dark path, and into the midst of a grotesque cult. What a ride! I loved this, and can't wait to read more by Nancy Widrew!
Laura Thomas
Nov 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
There was supposed to be four of them, but when one couple cancels, Jeremy and his wife, Karen, go spelunking anyway. They decide to go to any easier cave so there is less risk of injury. Then, Jeremy doesn’t show up for work. There’s no evidence they ever returned home. Months go by, and they’re assumed dead.
I’m not crazy about confined spaces so I don’t get the desire to crawl into caves. The thought of tons of earth above me makes me shiver. And having a wacky cult kidnap me, dragging me deep
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Ronald Keeler
Jun 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Something Down There by Nancy Widrew is an imaginative fantasy novel of a world that exists very near our everyday real world. Rather than exploring outer space or an alternative universe, the setting in this novel is a cave. Karen and Jeremy are amateur spelunkers, Jeremy a much more enthusiastic one than Karen. For Karen to reluctantly follow Jeremy into Dinky Cave, Jeremy had to promise total dedication of the next few weekends to Karen’s whims. As the two progressed ever downward in the cave ...more
Lauren Jones
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spelunking in caves is scary all by itself, unless you are a daredevil or just like to be adventurous. What would ever happen if someone came up to you and told you that they live in a cave? Not just someone trying to find shelter for the night anywhere possible, but an actual village of people down below. Would you be skeptical? If you don't have a fear of claustrophobic proportions or strangers...would you follow them to find out more about this village? To some readers, this idea may be absur ...more
C.B. Calsing
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
I was very interested in the premise of this book; the idea had me hooked. I enjoy stories based around cults, and the idea of members of a cult moving into a cave to completely isolate themselves from the outside world seemed like an idea that would hold a lot of tension and potential. The story is a solid attempt by a first-time novelist. Would I read it a second time? Probably not, but I was entertained the first time around and other readers probably would be too.

The basic plot is this: Kare
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Linda
What a first novel!!! This story grabbed me from the beginning. Karen & Jeremy are going exploring in a cave in West Virginia, known as Dinky Cave, a small cave very easy to explore except for the community hidden within the deepest part. Of course, Jeremy is a novice and had been told by his good friend Carl to never, never go alone. But, of course Jeremy wanted to go and Carl was unavailable so he takes his wife, Karen, into the cave without telling anyone they are going. And, they meet up ...more
Jessica Bronder
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Karen and Jeremy are exploring a cave in West Virginia when they stumble into Rahm, the leader of an underground cult. This group of people decided to go underground many years earlier and now they are starting to have problems. Mutations are happening to those that have come down and left many of them infertile. It’s just bad luck that Karen and Jeremy are discovered since Rahm has decided that their child can fix what has happened to the people. Of course Karen and Jeremy want nothing more tha ...more
David Armstrong
Aug 21, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So close

What started out as an adventure turns out to be more than just that. Deceit, betrayal, all rolled into one, looking for an escape. Very fast paced and there is something down there. Would love to say more but would spoil the story. Well worth reading and at times plausible other times a stretch...but it works and that’s what I loved about this book. Read it, enjoy it...
Kylie
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was ok
This book just didn’t do it for me.

The images were incredibly difficult to visualize. Third person narrative is a difficult one to nail, and this one didn’t hit the mark for my standards.

I never felt fully invested in the book or the characters, which is truly a shame. Everything just felt very surface level, which is hilariously disappointing given the nature of this book.
Ersveth
May 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
What the fudge Nancy? WHY!? I hope you’re writing a second part or some sort of Epilogue or something because I just want to smash my brains in after finishing it. Thanks for the anxiety!
10/10 would recommend
Carla
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unique

I have read many novels but none with this unique story line. I was entranced from the beginning. One of those hard to put down books. Can't wait to see what Nancy writes next. If this is her first novel then this is the author to watch out for.
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