Review published on October 11, 2016.
Michelle Pretorius is a completely new author to my usual set and I have to say this story had me hooked from the beginning. At 456 pages this book gives you plenty of time to really get involved in the story. While it is a fictional novel the plot contains some material which readers may find all too real. Partly set in South Africa around 1901 and the Boer War there are depictions of extreme violence and racial motivations. While the rest of the book is set in South Africa in 2010, a more recent crime brings these two times crashing together with extreme consequences.
Even though the book is quite raw and blatant about what happened in South Africa I do not think that a reader should shy away from The Monster’s Daughter as it is a fantastic read and it had me on the edge of my seat a few times. Throughout the book I got angry, I got excited and I got nervous and worried everything that a great book should be, you end up living inside the book right until the very end.
I would highly recommend this book to readers that enjoy a story to get their teeth into and I will most certainly be reading another of Michelle Pretorius’ books.
Kirsty Wales 5
The Monster’s Daughter by Michelle Pretorius
1612195385 Melville House paperback July 2016