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The Shining Girls

Beukes, Lauren (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Shining Girls


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"A time-traveling serial killer 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"--Publisher's web site.
Authors: Beukes, Lauren
Title: The shining girls
Publisher: New York :, Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Company,, 2013
Edition: First edition
Characteristics: 375 pages ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Lauren Beukes
Summary: "A time-traveling serial killer 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"--Publisher's web site.
ISBN: 9780316216852
0316216852
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY BEUKES 2013
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Report This Apr 03, 2014
  • dollfacecrafter rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

the whole time travel thing is so fascinating, I would love to time travel! it would be awesome!! this book was a fun read, I liked it a lot. the Time Traveler's Wife was better, though.

Report This Jan 24, 2014
  • kubiak458 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Strange but good. The only parts of the book that I found sluggish were the chapters where the author tried to sum-up everything about a character in a few paragraphs, right before they were murdered. If she wanted to explain something in detail, how about a little history on the house. I never understood the house. I expected more in the end but I don't always get what I want.

Report This Nov 01, 2013
  • BlueHippo rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Fun read. The writing is a little choppy and it was hard to get into it, but once I was about 1/4 of the way through, I started to really enjoy it. Interesting twist on time travel theme. I was not real keen on the ending and thought that it would have been better if the character who is featured at the end had a little bigger role. I had a hard time recalling all the info about him by the time the book ended.

Report This Oct 21, 2013
  • Mmc0119 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Great start but did get confusing with the time jumping, plus I am not a huge gore fan.

Report This Oct 19, 2013
  • wmtlady rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I was so turned off by the anger and violence that I couldn't hang in there to see if the author was able to keep a plot going, let alone develop one with real characters. There is a big difference between a book's character having anger/violence issues and the whole book being written in this attitude.

Creepy and excellent. Harper is the scariest antagonist you'll meet!

Report This Sep 23, 2013
  • claireswazey rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Enjoyable but I found the time travelling paradoxes a bit confusing.

Report This Sep 06, 2013
  • JimmyGman rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Really? Read something else, there is much better out there.

Report This Aug 04, 2013
  • bougie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Really enjoyed this book - well written and interesting.

Report This Jun 20, 2013
  • Litpicks rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

I'm neither a serial killer fan OR a time travel/sci-fi fan, but this kept me up late into the night! So very creepy.

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