Waiting on Wednesday – Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Posted April 9, 2014 by Bonnie in Waiting on Wednesday / 4 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday – Broken Monsters by Lauren BeukesBroken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
Published by Mulholland Books on September 16th 2014
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Also by this author: The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters, Slipping: Stories, Essays, & Other Writing
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Beukes returns with her next smash crossover thriller.

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. The cops nickname him "Bambi," but 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 over-achieving teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you are the disgraced journalist, Jonno, you do whatever it takes to investigate what may become the most heinous crime story in memory. If you're Thomas Keen, you'll do what you can to keep clean, keep your head down, and try to help the broken and possibly visionary artist obsessed with setting loose The Dream, tearing reality, assembling the city anew.

If Lauren Beukes' internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her BROKEN MONSTERS is the genre-redefining thriller about the horror of our city's future.

About Lauren Beukes

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

She won the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle for her phantamagorical noir, Zoo City, set in a re-imagined Johannesburg.

In 2006, she graduated with her MA in Creative Writing from UCT, but she got her real education in ten years of freelance journalism, which gave her the best possible excuse to meet interesting people and indulge in extraordinary experiences from diving with sharks to hanging out with wannabe teen vampires and township vigilantes.

She lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and daughter.

The Shining Girls was a favorite of mine last year and I’ve been anticipating reading more from this author!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Leave me a link to your post and I’ll be sure to stop by!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine



4 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

  1. I didn’t know she had a new book coming out! I read The Shining Girls last year. I thought it was only okay, didn’t blew me away but I definitely want to read more books by her. This sounds interesting enough with the half-boy, half-deer thing 😀
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