Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes


For those already loyal readers, sold on Moxyland, Zoo City and Shining Girls, you’re in for a treat! And even if this is your first Beukes book, I can guarantee it won’t be your last. Broken Monsters is a multi-layered story that keeps you compulsively reading as the level of suspense rises steadily, your knuckles steadily whitening. Briefly, Detective Gabi Versado discovers a body: half-boy and half-deer have been fused together, and so the hunt for a very different type of killer begins. Her daughter Layla is a feisty and boundary-pushing teen, who, together with her best-friend, try to ‘out’ an online predator. But this is far more than a mere foray into the cheap thrills of the paranormal. The characters are complex, and the relationships sensitively portrayed, and she writes so superbly that it’s almost immaterial when you lose all circulation in your knuckles!

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Detective Gabriella Versado has seen a lot of bodies. But this one is unique even by Detroit’s standards: half-boy, half-deer, somehow fused together. And it’s only the first. As winter closes in on Detroit, strange and disturbing corpses start turning up in unusual places, pulling several lives into the killer’s orbit.Gabi has to juggle the most harrowing case of her career with being a single mom to her troubled teen daughter Layla.Layla, egged on by her best friend Cas, is playing a dangerous game with an online predator. Broken Monsters is a dark and gripping thriller about the death of the American Dream, online fame, creativity, compromise and the undercurrents of the world we live in right now.


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