Are you looking for a book that will scare the absolute bejesus out of you? Do you like your thrillers to be not only dark and sinister, but exceptionally gory? Then The Shining Girls is the book for you! Think Girl With a Dragon Tattoo but with a time-traveling element (hint: the serial killer can travel back in time, with predictably bloody results!). I couldn't put this book down and I look forward to more sleepless nights provided by this author!— Lauren's Staff Picks
The girl who wouldn't die hunts the killer who shouldn't exist."The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own."Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future.Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women burning with potential whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a house in Depression-era Chicago that opens onto other times.At the urging of the house, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable--until one of his victims survives.Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter who covered her case, Dan Velasquez. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth.The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale, a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.
About the Author
Lauren Beukes is the author of the acclaimed novels "Moxyland" and "Zoo City." She is a recipient of the Arthur C. Clarke Award, finished runner-up to Lev Grossman for the John W. Campbell Award, was shortlisted for a plethora of other awards and received rave reviews from around the world including "The New York Times" and "The Guardian." She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and her daughter.