Cover & Synopsis: BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes

Via Super Punch, here’s the synopsis and cover (larger version below) for the upcoming supernatural thriller Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes.

Here’s the synopsis:

A criminal mastermind creates violent tableaus in abandoned Detroit warehouses in Lauren Beukes’s new genre-bending novel of suspense.

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.

Book info as per Amazon US [Also available via Amazon UK]:

  • Hardcover: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Mulholland Books (September 16, 2014)
  • ISBN-10: 0316216828
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316216821

3 thoughts on “Cover & Synopsis: BROKEN MONSTERS by Lauren Beukes”

  1. Ugh, HATE it. I hope they’ll do other covers, as with the Shining Girls, which also had a cover like this and then some Joey Hi-Fi ones, including signed collector’s editions. Will definitely read it though, it sounds fantastic. Thanks for the publication details :) If I’m lucky it’ll come out a bit earlier in SA.

  2. Looks like a sequel to Shining Girls. Wish they would’ve gone with a slightly different, more distinctive/unique cover.

    Synopsis sounds freaking awesome, though.

  3. After the Shining Girls disappointment I’m not ready for another novels about a serial murderer from Lauren Beukes. Pass.

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