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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren BeukesThe Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: April 25, 2013
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Bought
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Rating: three-stars

A time-traveling serial killer 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, leaving anachronistic clues on their bodies, until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back.

I picked this up on a whim because Lauren had mentioned it in passing and it sounded interesting, which is generally all it takes for me to read a book tbh.

I don’t really read a lot of crime fiction because I find it difficult to get into but The Shining Girls offered an intriguing premise that set the book apart from the genre. I have to say though that the book doesn’t really live up to expectations, and after reading the author interview at the back of my copy I don’t really think the book achieves what Beukes wanted it to either. Continue reading