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The Resource Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes

Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes

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Broken monsters
Title
Broken monsters
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Lauren Beukes
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Language
eng
Summary
His wildest dreams are your worst nightmare ...From Arthur C Clarke award-winning author Lauren Beukes comes a terrifying yet compulsive new thriller. In the city that's become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. Detective Gabi Versado no longer believes in justice. She's seen too much stupidity, corruption and just plain badness. But never anything like this. And now it's bleeding into her life. He was a broken man. The dreams which once fueled his ambition have curdled inside him - dreams of recognition, love and family. But now he has new dreams - dreams of flesh and bone made monstrously beautiful. Detroit is the decaying corpse of the American Dream. Motor-city. Murder-city. Now a killer with the touch of an artist is turning it into the worst kind of nightmare..
Summary
In the city that's become a symbol for the death of the American dream, a nightmare killer is unravelling reality. A terrifying new thriller from Lauren Beukes, award-winning author of The Shining Girls. Detective Gabriella Versado is used to dealing with ugly murders. This is Detroit, after all. But the corpses turning up in abandoned buildings are unlike any she's seen before: queasy mash-ups of animals and humans, like some DIY taxidermied freak show. After her teen daughter Layla finds photographs of the bodies on her computer and leaks them to a blogger friend and thus the whole of the Internet, Gabi finds herself fighting to stay on the case she's compromised - and to save her relationship with her daughter. But as the murders seize the imagination of the populace with copycat killings and disturbing 'art installations' appearing overnight, Detective Versado has to hunt down and confront a killer who has let loose the seething subconscious of the city.
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Award
RUSA Reading List, 2015.
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10321533
Cataloging source
BT
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Beukes, Lauren
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Serial murderers
  • Serial murder investigation
  • Detectives
  • Detroit (Mich.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
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text
Control code
000053117917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780732295547
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
Broken monsters, Lauren Beukes
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000053117917
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
528 pages
Isbn
9780732295547
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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