Skip to content

The Shining Girls

by Lauren Beukes

The girl who wouldn’t die … hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist. He’s the perfect killer. Unstoppable. Untraceable. He thinks.

CHICAGO, 1931. Harper Curtis, a violent drifter, stumbles on a house with a secret as shocking as his own twisted nature – it opens onto other times. He uses it to stalk his carefully chosen ‘shining girls’ through the decades – and cut the spark out of them. ‘It’s not my fault. It’s yours. You shouldn’t shine. You shouldn’t make me do this.’ CHICAGO, 1992. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Tell that to Kirby Mazrachi, whose life was shattered after a brutal attempt to murder her. Still struggling to find the attacker, Kirby’s only ally is Dan, an ex-homicide reporter who covered the case and now might be falling in love with her. As Kirby investigates, she finds the other girls – the ones who didn’t make it.

The evidence is … impossible. But for a girl who should be dead, impossible doesn’t mean it didn’t happen …



About Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. She won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, set in a fantastical Johannesburg where guilt manifests as spirit animal familiars. Her previous works include Moxyland, a dystopian cyberpunk thriller set in Cape Town under corporate apartheid. She helped create South Africa's first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.



Comments

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *