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The Shining Girls: A Novel - Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls: A Novel
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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... show more
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. 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780316216869 (0316216860)
ASIN: 316216860
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
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Lornographic Material
Lornographic Material rated it
4.0 The Shining Girls Review
First, we'll address the 800-pound gorilla in the room."How you doin', Mr. Bananas?""Doing fine, E. How's the family?""They're well. Autumn's growing up too quick and Chris... well, Chris is a dude. You know how dudes are.""I do, I do. So what is it that I can help you with, E.?""Oh, nothing. Just w...
Cody's Bookshelf
Cody's Bookshelf rated it
3.5 THE SHINING GIRLS Review
Synopsis: 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 Depress...
More Good Books Than Grains of Sand
More Good Books Than Grains of Sand rated it
4.0 the shining girls: time-travelling serial killer
The Shining Girls had a strong ending, which bumped this from a three to four star book for me. the plot: a serial killer, Harper, uses a mysterious house to travel through time to kill girls who "shine." here, "shine" seems to mean girls with special potential and energy. Harper's home of operation...
Book Ramblings
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4.0 The Shining Girls
A monster that sucks people's brains out their heads is far less disturbing than a serial killer that stalks and kills girls for no reason. An “equal opportunity” serial killer that kills men as well as women is also less disturbing. I don’t know much about real life serial killers but for some reas...
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality!
Reading is my ESCAPE from Reality! rated it
4.5 Time traveling serial killer
This story moves through time from the 1930's through the 1990's, not in a straight line, but jumping from time to time. The killer (Harper) lives in the 1930's and he finds a house with special powers. When Harper leaves the house, he enters different years. Inside the house, Harper finds a list of...
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