Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

Broken Monsters - Lauren Beukes

I received a free kindle copy of Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes published by Mulholland Books from NetGalley in exchange for a fair review.


There were too many points of view in this suspense-filled thriller. Even though the chapters were clearly marked as to who was currently speaking, it was still confusing. T.K. aka Tom Kelly is the custodian of food bank & homeless shelter. Johnno Haim & Jen, the DJ are video recorders intent on having their fifteen minutes of fame via the internet. Layla & her B.F.F. Cass are fifteen years old & looking for trouble. They find it. The Monster is being eaten alive by his dreams of art. Detective (Gabriella Versado) Gabi is the officer in charge of the homicide investigation & Layla's mother. She has her hands full with one of those jobs, let alone both. Cass has a hidden history & is a newcomer to Detroit. Sparkles is a rookie cop under Gabi's tutelege. He's optimistic & eager to please.


"Edward & Donna Russo's house is done up in rustic country style, with the wood showing through the paint. Liked ripped designer jeans; you pay more for a touch of shabbiness. Maybe it's like a magic ward, Gabi thinks, to keep the poor at bay."


Johnno thinks "Career highlights; playing Scheherazade to a serial killer."


I gave this page turning, suspense-filled thriller four stars. It would have had five with less 'main' characters.


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