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US Cover Reveal and Blurb for Lauren Beukes’ New Novel, Broken Monsters

Alert! Mulholland Books, who are publishing the US edition of Lauren Beukes‘ new novel, Broken Monsters, have revealed the cover and blurb for the much-anticipated book.

Beukes tweeted the news, calling the cover “Very handsome” and we are inclined to agree with her. Read the blurb below and let us know what you think – we think it’s another winner!


Broken MonstersA 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 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.

About the author

Lauren Beukes is a recipient of the Arthur C Clarke Award, was a runner-up for the John W Campbell Award, was shortlisted for a plethora of other awards, and has received rave reviews from around the world, including from the New York Times and The Guardian. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa, with her husband and her daughter.

Book details

Image courtesy Mulholland Books


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