Saturday, June 28, 2014

Pre Pub Book Buzz: Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes's The Shining Girls seriously blew me away and I've been feigning for a new title from her ever since. Well, the wait is ALMOST over: Broken Monsters will be hitting shelves Stateside on September 16th from Mulholland (July for UK and South Africa).

In the meantime, here's the description from Goodreads to tide us all over:

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.

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