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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Kirby is the one that got away.  She managed to live through a vicious attack by a man she did not know.  She can’t put the incident behind her.  She wants to find the man and make him pay for what he did.  She starts to hunt the hunter. 

Harper enters a house during the Depression in Chicago and finds more than a place to stay.  He finds his mission in life and a doorway into other times.  He starts to stalk the shining girls, visiting them in childhood and introducing himself to them only to return when they are vibrant young adults and taking their lives.  Harper always leaves something meaningful behind.

I was fine with the idea of the time traveling but I was disappointed that more wasn’t revealed about this strange house that opened up onto the same Chicago street at different times between the 1930s and 1990s.  The book was a page turner and I wanted to see the killer stopped, especially by a woman who was his only living victim, but I must admit I am still fuzzy as to why he even started.
By | 2017-05-08T19:47:10+00:00 June 30th, 2013|SCLSNJ Recommended Reads|
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