The Monster's Daughter

The Monster's Daughter

A Novel

Book - 2016
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A disgraced young constable named Alet Berg is reassigned to the sleepy provincial town of Unie, where she makes a terrifying discovery: the body of a young woman, burned beyond recognition. The crime soon leads Alet into her country's violent past--a past that includes her father, a high-ranking police official who may have played a sinister role during the long, brutal apartheid regime. A hundred years earlier, at the height of the Boer War, a doctor conducts a series of vicious experiments near a British concentration camp, where he intends to breed a new master race. His work ends in chaos, but two children survive: a boy named Benjamin, and a girl named Tessa. And they are not like other children.
Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, [2016]
ISBN: 9781612195384
1612195385
9781612195391
Characteristics: 455 pages ; 24 cm
Call Number: PRETORIUS, M

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almgren_ac
Feb 09, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: Description of abuse by police and rioters; description of crime scenes and killings

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Feb 09, 2017

Sexual Content: rape

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Feb 09, 2017

Violence: torture scenes abuse crime scene descriptions various types of killings

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Feb 09, 2017

Coarse Language: in Afrikaan, but is discernable by context what is meant

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Jul 25, 2017

This is not a book to read, leave and come back to later. The reader needs to read this carefully and put the pieces of the puzzle together to understand how every character was involved and when the loose ends have been tied, it’s an amazing read and we’re left with a wow experience at the final page of the book.

I absolutely loved reading this book despite the slow but steady pace. The back and forth between early history and present time is organized so you're not going to be confused. Keep track of the characters though. They come and go as time passes.

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Feb 09, 2017

almgren_ac thinks this title is suitable for 19 years and over

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