Broken Monsters - Lauren Beukes

I'd read The shining girls but the book didn't blow me away. I liked the writing well enough, but was left with too many questions about the time travel to really care. The lack of any likeable character probably didn't help either.


But, I wanted to give it another go and see if reading this book faster would help me enjoy it more. And for a time I thought it did.


Set in Detroit, quite possibly one of the most depressing places in the United States, a new monstrous serial killer is setting up his crazy tableaux. The novel follows a great number of persons during the catch for the killer, like a wannabe-reporter, a detective and her daughter. 


First, I had some troubles adjusting to all the different POVs. It wasn't always clear which POV I was reading at a given time. After a while it no longer bothered me and I really enjoyed reading it (more than The Shining Girls) even though it was 'just' another crime novel and didn't deal with time travel. Once again I liked her writing, it also fitted perfect to display the state of Detroit, I think.


But near the end things got weird. It got a paranormal twist that - in my opinion - really wasn't necessary and I could have done well without it. I would have enjoyed it better had it just stayed a normal investigation. Now I not sure what I think of the complete book any more...


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!