The Shining Girls (Hardcover)

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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.

About the Author

Lauren Beukes is a writer, television scriptwriter, and journalist. Her nonfiction book "Maverick" was nominated for the "Sunday Times" 2006 Alan Paton Nonfiction Book of the Year competition. She lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780316245210
ISBN-10: 0316245216
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Mulholland Books
Publication Date: June 11th, 2013
Pages: 470
Language: English