October 14

Book Club: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters coverBroken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Published in 2014
Publisher: Umuzi
Genre: Crime Fantasy Thriller
Pages: 436
Source: Bought at Exclusive Books
Summary:

In a broken city, a disturbed killer is trying to remake the world in his image.

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, in 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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