Jacket for 'Broken Monsters'


UK - HarperCollins
USA - Mulholland
France - Presses de la Cite
Germany - Rowohlt
Hungary - Gabo Kiado
Indonesia - PT Gramedia Pustaka
Israel - Modan
The Netherlands - Cargo
Poland - MAG
South Africa - Umuzi
Spain - Siruela
Taiwan - Rye Field Publications
Vietnam - Tre

Broken Monsters

By Lauren Beukes

Published Jul 2014

Broken city, broken dreams.

In Detroit, violent death – along with foreclosure and despair – is a regular occurrence. But the part-human, part-animal corpses that have started appearing are more disturbing than anything Detective Gabriella Versado has ever seen. As Gabriella works the case, her teenage daughter Layla embarks on a secret crime-fighting project of her own – hunting down online paedophiles – but it all goes horribly wrong…

TK has learned how to make being homeless work for him and his friends, but something evil is threatening the fragile world he’s constructed on the streets… Ambitious blogger Jonno is getting desperate. But then he stumbles across some unusual and macabre art, which might just be the break he needs to go viral…

Broken Monsters lays bare the decaying corpse of the American Dream, and asks what we’d be prepared to do for fifteen minutes of fame, especially in an online world.