Broken Monsters (Paperback)
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Paperback 544 Pages / Published: 23/04/2015
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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...

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780007464616
Number of pages: 544
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


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Praise for BROKEN MONSTERS:

'This uniquely, horrible, disturbing novel... should be a shoo-in for thriller of the year' Observer

'Well-executed...exquisitely paced and impeccably controlled...' New York Times

'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

'Beukes has once again redefined the thriller genre' Stylist

'Make a long flight fly by with this gripping thriller' Grazia

'Following up an international bestseller is never easy, but [Beukes] makes it look easy' Shortlist

'Never exploitative, never superficial, never uncomplicated: Beukes shows how horror can be the best way to explain our unbelievable reality' Guardian

'Set in Detroit, this is an enjoyably violent procedural high on hallucinogens' Evening Standard

'A compelling spine-chiller that keeps you hooked to the very end' Heat

'A terrifying crime novel that places the victims at its centre' Marie Claire

'Captivating ... Broken Monsters defies the standard tropes of the serial killer genre'
Los Angeles Times

'When Stephen King calls a book "scary as hell and hypnotic", don't read it late at night in a tent in the woods ... I regretted not having a door with a deadbolt.'
The Wall Street Journal

'This clever and creepy horror fulfils the promise of the grisly first pages' Sunday Mirror

'A strange and fascinating thriller'
Sunday Express

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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Great writing once again”

A monster is stalking the streets of Detroit, taking lives and using the remains to create nightmare images of art. The troubled mind of Clayton Bloom won't allow him to rest, and torments him with frightening... More

Paperback edition
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Emma Smith at Bedford

“Great writing once again”

A monster is stalking the streets of Detroit, taking lives and using the remains to create nightmare images of art. The troubled mind of Clayton Bloom won't allow him to rest, and torments him with frightening... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 61

“Crime meets urban fantasy; potential didn't work”

When Lauren Beukes' The Shining Girls made a splash on literary lists last year I was massively intrigued and it was one of those novels that was on my radar continuously as to-read and to-buy but due to an... More

Hardback edition
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