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The Shining Girls - Lauren Beukes
The Shining Girls
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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... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780316216852 (0316216852)
ASIN: 316216852
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Pages no: 375
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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