Aimée is a woman to whom, because of her physical appearance, love has always been denied. She is an ugly dwarf. She had never had a boyfriend until the day Raymundo enters her life and begins a relationship with her. She cannot believe her luck; she is at his feet. Her lover has a small construction company and is at first sight a respectable citizen. What Aimée does not know is that Raymundo is a paedophile. For years his instinct remains dormant, but when he sees the girl, the perfect girl, it awakens again. He begins to pursue her, and inspired by the plan of Natascha Kampusch’s dungeon, he decides to renovate his basement. Having a girlfriend who lives with him helps a lot to disguise to disguise things to other people, and to lead his double life.
After a while Aimée realizes that her boyfriend has brought a girl into the house. At first she tries to give credence to the lies he tells. She does not act. She is afraid of losing her only love. She suffers from the dilemma. With the passage of time, she is responsible for caring for and feeding the child, for whom she feels jealous and at the same time, much empathy and pain. Months later, the dwarf becomes pregnant. She keeps the secret to herself. But when she discovers that she is expecting a girl, she decides to report her partner. Is she going to save the girl?
In The Pentapod Monster (“El monstruo pentápodo”) Liliana Blum investigates the dark minds of her protagonists, the paedophile psychopath and the woman who becomes an accomplice of a monster, as in the case of the English couple Rosemary and Fred West, or the Americans Cameron and Janice Hooker, those of “Girl in the Box.” Those who are intrigued by human nature, especially in regard to evil, should not miss this novel.