No Beauties or Monsters

No Beauties or Monsters

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A mystery about a girl whose family secrets are as threatening as the desert that surrounds her—but whose quest to expose the truth may tear apart reality itself.

Rylie hasn’t been back to Twentynine Palms since her dad died. She left a lot of memories out there, buried in the sand of the Mojave Desert. Memories about her dad, her old friends Nathan and Lily, and most of all, her enigmatic grandfather, a man who cut ties with Rylie’s family before he passed away. But her mom’s new work assignment means their family has to move, and now Rylie’s in the one place she never wanted to return to, living in the house of a grandfather she barely knew.

At least her old friends are happy to welcome her home. Well, some of them, anyway. Lily is gone, vanished into the desert. And Twentynine Palms is so much stranger than Rylie remembers. There are whispers around town of a mysterious killer on the loose, but it isn’t just Twentynine Palms that feels off—there’s something wrong with Rylie, too. She’s seeing things she can’t explain. Visions of monstrous creatures that stalk the night.

Somehow, it all seems to be tied to her grandfather and the family cabin he left behind. Rylie wants the truth, but she doesn’t know if she can trust herself. Are the monsters in her head really out there? Or could it be that the deadliest thing in the desert . . . is Rylie herself?

Title:No Beauties or Monsters
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781524714802
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    No Beauties or Monsters Reviews

  • Erin A. Craig

    A desert full of mystery. A girl who sees things she shouldn’t. Desperate to unlock the secrets of Twentynine Palms, I raced through this book!...

  • Nenia ? I yeet my books back and forth ? Campbell

    Books about fucked up ladies who go back to confront their hometowns and their secrets are the BEST...

  • Kalena W

    4/5 stars, this was a lot more complex than I was anticipating but very creepy Thank you Random House for the arc through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review! I am not sure what I expected goin...

  • Laura

    This book was so intense. There was a killer on the loose and memory lapses. Everyone seemed suspect as Rylie returned to the desert with her family. She hadn't been there since her Dad died. I enjoye...

  • Sam

    Thank you mtmc tours and Tara Goedjen for providing me with a free digital copy. “It’s hard sometimes, right? Loving people...because deep down you’re afraid you could lose them.”This book was...

  • Demetra

    From page one Goedjen was in full control of the twists and turns that kept coming page after page, building to the shocking ending. No Beauties Or Monsters is an eerie genre-bending novel teeming wit...

  • Kayla

    It was my great joy to have an early read of this one—huge thanks to the publisher for sending it my way, and for asking me to blurb it. In short, my official quote for this one is: "Mind-bending an...

  • nihaarika

    No Beauties or Monsters really creeped me out, which I mean in a good way. I'm not someone who usually reads mysteries or thrillers because that's not a genre I usually enjoy, but this was such a fu...

  • Patricia Evans

    I was so happy to receive an advanced copy of No Beauties or Monsters from NetGalley. I loved it! With so many unique twists and turns in an intriguing desert setting, it kept my interest from start t...

  • Kimberly

    4.5 stars rounded to five.Wow! What an incredible, mind blowing novel. This may not be the right book for the reader who wants to have it all figured out by the end. My advice for everyone is to stay ...