Mulholland Books, Hardcover, 9780316216821, 448pp.
Publication Date: September 16, 2014
A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes's new genre-bending novel of suspense.
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. As stranger and more disturbing bodies are discovered, how can the city hold on to a reality that is already tearing at its seams?
If you're Detective Versado's geeky teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you're desperate freelance journalist Jonno, you do whatever it takes to get the exclusive on a horrific story. If you're Thomas Keen, known on the street as TK, you'll do what you can to keep your homeless family safe--and find the monster who is possessed by the dream of violently remaking the world.
If Lauren Beukes's internationally bestselling "The Shining Girls" was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her "Broken Monsters" is a genre-redefining thriller about broken cities, broken dreams, and broken people trying to put themselves back together again.
"Lauren Beukes has got an intriguing style of dealing with slightly surreal things in very real ways. I'm all over it."—Gillian Flynn, O: The Oprah Magazine
"Lauren Beukes is so profusely talented--capable of wit, darkness, and emotion on a single page--that a blockbuster seems inevitable."—Charles Finch, USA Today
PRAISE FOR THE SHINING GIRLS:
"Wildly inventive"—Entertainment Weekly
"Expertly chilling"—San Francisco Chronicle
"A triumph"—Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio
"One of the scariest and best-written thrillers of the year"—Chicago Sun-Times