Broken Monsters

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (13.40 hours)
Product Number: Z100084492
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781478931751
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Description

"Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down...I'd grab it if I were you."-Stephen King 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.

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Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Original Publish Date: Sep 16, 2014

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Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Product Number DD12308
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Hachette Audio
ISBN: #9781478930105
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Author(s): Lauren Beukes
Product Number EB00278338
Released: Sep 16, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Mulholland Books
ISBN: #9780316366014

Professional reviews

"Five narrators present the investigation of a series of horrendous murders in Detroit. Detective Gabriella Versado tracks the predator at the same time that her daughter, Layla, a teen tech geek, inadvertently gets involved with the creepy online predator. When a victim with his torso glued to the hindquarters of a deer is found, things get even creepier. Using clipped, uninflected voices, the narrators recount the stalking and the murders. Crude language and street slang are interjected into the story as it jumps back and forth between characters. The narratorsÕ performances enhance the slow unfurling of horror. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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