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ISBN13: 9780316245210
ISBN10: 0316245216
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Lauren Beukes's extraordinary new mystery features a time-traveling serial killer and one of the most memorable heroines I've ever encountered. The Shining Girls is a compelling, oddly beautiful read from an original voice.
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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 on to 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, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. #LINK<>#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 novelsMoxyland 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 Timesand The Guardian. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa with her husband and her daughter.

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Christin, October 16, 2013 (view all comments by Christin)
This book is so disturbing! In a good way, though. It's tense, trippy and emotional. Beukes is an excellent writer who deftly weaves together strands of a story that could easily have been a muddled mess in the hands of a less skilled author.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316245210
Author:
Beukes, Lauren
Publisher:
Mulholland Books
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Subject:
Thrillers
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.75 x 6.5 x 1.5 in 1.56 lb

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Lauren Beukes's extraordinary new mystery features a time-traveling serial killer and one of the most memorable heroines I've ever encountered. The Shining Girls is a compelling, oddly beautiful read from an original voice.

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