The Shining Girls: A Novel

The Shining Girls: A Novel

by Lauren Beukes

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Overview

The girls 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. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316216869
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 01/14/2014
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 94,531
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Lauren Beukes writes novels, comics and screeplays. She's the author of the critically-acclaimed international bestseller Broken MonstersThe Shining Girls, about a time traveling serial killer; Zoo City, a phantasmagorical Joburg noir and winner of the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award; and the neo-political thriller Moxyland. She worked as a journalist and as show runner on one of the South Africa's biggest animated TV shows, directed an award-winning documentary, and wrote the New York Times bestselling graphic novel, Fairest: The Hidden Kingdom. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.

What People are Saying About This

Jeff Vandermeer

Beukes's energetic noir crackles with original ideas.

Paul Cornell

Lauren Beukes is Jeff Noon crossed with Raymond Chandler.

William Gibson

Lauren Beukes is very, *very* good.

Cory Doctorow

An extremely promising writer.

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