Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes

I read this at the recommendation of one of my coworkers. A boy’s body is found – it has been mutilated and changed, and the horror of the crime sets a police department, and all of Detroit, on edge.

But what’s particularly interesting about this book is it is not just a crime thriller. Just as you get to the point where you think, “Yeah, got it, he definitely did it…” the world the book has put you in breaks from reality and you’re thrown into a decidedly fantastical horror novel.

The book reminded me a bit of House of Leaves, but that may be because it’s one of the few books that even comes close to a similar genre that I’ve read.

Pick this up if you want to really get into character’s head and you’re in the mood for something a little strange.

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