Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. Her previous novels include the international bestseller The Shining Girls, Broken Monsters, Moxy Land and Zoo City, for which she won the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award. She helped create South Africa's first half-hour animated TV show, URBO- The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids' animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.
Disturbing, smart and beautifully written -- Erin Morgenstern, bestselling author of * The Night Circus * A new kind of thriller. A dark, relentless, time-twisting, page-turning. It shines -- Matt Haig Masterful. Lauren Beukes is very *very* good -- William Gibson Utterly original, beautifully written, and I must say, it creeped the holy bejasus out of me. This is something special -- Tana French Part harrowing thriller, part fairytale, but always filled with a deeply affecting humanity. The kind of book you'll find yourself pressing into the hands of everyone you know so they can experience it too * Megan Abbott * I'm all over it -- Gillian Flynn, number one bestselling author of * Gone Girl * Scary as hell and hypnotic. I couldn't put it down * Stephen King * Brilliant ... engrossing ... I will be looking forward to whatever Lauren Beukes does next. She's a major, major talent -- George RR Martin, internationally bestselling author of * A Song of Ice and Fire * Unreservedly recommended * Joe Hill * Praise for Lauren Beukes * - *