Book Review: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

“The apparition had reached the landing halfway up and was therefore on the spot nearest the window, where, at the sight of me, it stopped short.”

Originally published in 2013, The Shining Girls by¬†Lauren Beukes is set in Depression-era Chicago where 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. Curtis stalks them through their lives until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Now, it’s a race against time and reason for Kirby to unravel an impossible mystery.

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