Her life is falling apart. It's Valentine's Day when Josie realises she's in love with someone else. As the city, broken by disaster, is rebuilt around her, she discovers a devastating secret about her past.
It's the week prior to the 2011 Christchurch Earthquake. A mentally damaged vampire stalks the streets of the city. It has a connection to Josie — and to Gary, the husband she doesn't love.
Shortlisted for Best Novella in the 2018 Sir Julius Vogel awards, Beautiful Abomination is a speculative tragedy set against the backdrop of life, love, and death in a city that has known loss after loss. Frances Duncan will take you on a bewitching tale where love and death are the strangest companions of all.
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"I would rate this a 4.5 star read!" — Kate
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"Wonderful read!!!" — Allie
Frances Duncan is an avid reader and sometime scribbler. When not bullying others into reading Jane Austen or Harry Potter, she goes for long walks in native bush. Her presence at writing groups is characterised by her persistence that the author kill whichever character they are writing about.