Paranormal Urban Fantasy Review: ZOO CITY (2010) by Lauren Beukes

ZOO CITY is the story of Zinzi December, a former journalist and addict whose current work includes facilitating email scams (to pay off her rather large debt to the con artist for whom she works) and locating missing objects for people who have lost them. In the latter pursuit, she is assisted by Sloth, an animal who has become inseparable from Zinzi. More of a familiar than a pet, Sloth is the conduit for Zinzi’s psychic talent for finding lost things, but is also a constant reminder of her dark past and its consequences.