"Just to get it out of the way, Beyond is clearly written by someone for whom English isn't a first language, but the writing is never so awkward as to make it unclear what's going on. This is good, since the actual plot is reasonably complicated even without the language barrier. The deal is that it's a two-strand mystery: one from the perspective of the detective (mostly) and some other characters in the drama, and the other from the perspective of the unborn baby of the murder victim and her magical blob companion. Yeah. But this isn't quite as incongruous as it sounds ? the latter thread has kind of a magical-realism vibe that keeps it from getting too silly (at least, if you're willing to buy it at all), and the former thread is actually pretty out there too once you get into it, with cults and plot twists and other thriller elements." Highly recommended.