Waiting on Wednesday – Broken Monsters

August 6, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.


I’ve heard great things about Lauren Beukes’ previous books, but for some reason have yet to read anything by her. But this one? With a quote like: “BROKEN MONSTERS is the genre-redefining thriller about the horror of our city’s future.” – Yes, I have to finally read this author, and this is the book I am going to start with. So excited!



20706269Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Expected Publication: September 16th 2014 by Mulholland Books

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Beukes returns with her next smash crossover thriller.
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. The cops nickname him “Bambi,” but 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 over-achieving teenage daughter, Layla, you commence a dangerous flirtation with a potential predator online. If you are the disgraced journalist, Jonno, you do whatever it takes to investigate what may become the most heinous crime story in memory. If you’re Thomas Keen, you’ll do what you can to keep clean, keep your head down, and try to help the broken and possibly visionary artist obsessed with setting loose The Dream, tearing reality, assembling the city anew.

If Lauren Beukes’ internationally bestselling The Shining Girls was a time-jumping thrill ride through the past, her BROKEN MONSTERS is the genre-redefining thriller about the horror of our city’s future.


  • Mogsy August 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Oh yes, I want!!! I’ve had her book The Shining Girls on my list forever, but I still haven’t gotten to it yet. Might just jump right into this one instead this fall 🙂
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    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) August 6, 2014 at 8:10 pm

      I was lucky and snagged a copy from NetGalley. It’s one that I may end up digging into early 🙂 (I think its the only horror book I have lined up at the moment, and it sounds amazing!)
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  • Nemo August 6, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Whoa this sounds really intense! I can’t wait to check it out 🙂

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  • Tabitha (Not Yet Read) August 6, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    I have to admit this is the first time I’ve read the synopsis – I picked it up at BEA and now I’m so glad I did. Originally I thought it was a follow up to THE SHINING GIRLS. But I’m so excited it isn’t because now I can just dive straight in.
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    • Lisa (@TenaciousReader) August 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      You scored a ton of great books at BEA!! I’ve been meaning to read the Shining Girls for a while, but have to admit, this one appeals to me more. Quite happy to be able to go straight to this one!!
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