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Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
  

Broken Monsters

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A truly sensational thriller; intelligent, pacey and unusually beautiful. It borders on the supernatural, taking you just as far as “suspension of disbelief” will allow, and is certainly not just your ordinary cop-chases-serial-killer. Disparate characters drawn from the seething streets of Detroit; a cop, a tramp, an artist, a journalist, a DJ and more; are drawn together by the insatiable, impossible dream that things could be better. It’s not just good, it’s beautiful. Impressive writing, compelling characters, short chapters, fast-paced, all the ingredients of a masterpiece. Highly recommended. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Lauren Beukes you might also like to read books by Michael Marshall, John Connolly and Graham Joyce.

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Synopsis

Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

In the city that's become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. The new thriller from Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls. Detective Gabi Versado has hunted down many monsters during her eight years in Homicide. She's seen stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But she's never seen anything like this. Clayton Broom is a failed artist, and a broken man. Life destroyed his plans, so he's found new dreams - of flesh and bone made disturbingly, beautifully real. Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. And home to a killer opening doors into the dark heart of humanity. A killer who wants to make you whole again...

Reviews

Praise for BROKEN MONSTERS:

'Deftly layered, engrossing, striking'
Sunday Times

'Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down'
Stephen King

'This is a tremendous novel, full of original characters and stunning dialogue' The Times

'I unhesitatingly urge you to buy it and read it now' James Ellroy, author of LA CONFIDENTIAL

'This wickedly unpleasant thriller has a rare and intriguing capacity to make the reader think' Telegraph

'Beukes is a compelling storyteller who has created strong characters in Gabi and Layla' Metro

About the Author

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist.

She won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, set in a fantastical Johannesburg where guilt manifests as spirit animal familiars. Her previous works include Moxyland, a dystopian cyberpunk thriller set in Cape Town under corporate apartheid.

She helped create South Africa’s first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.

Author photo © Casey Crafford

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Book Info

Publication date

23rd April 2015

Author

Lauren Beukes

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Publisher

Harper an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Horror
Crime / Mystery
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Thriller / suspense
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ISBN

9780007464616

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