Synopses & Reviews
The Time Traveler's Wife
meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo
in this story of a time-traveling serial killer who is impossible to trace—until one of his victims survives.
In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back.
Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery.
The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the classic serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing girl 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.