The Shining Girls – The Chilling, Thrilling New Novel from Lauren Beukes

Posted on 12 April 2013 by Olivia Colville

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Chicago, 1931. A strange house gives serial-killer
Harper the power to travel through time; to hunt and kill his ‘shining girls’.

They’re bright young women full of spark – until he cuts it out of them, leaving
clues from different times behind to taunt fate. Kirby, the 90s girl, survives
his attack and turns the hunt around. Tracing Harper’s bloody trail of victims –
from a glowing dancer in the 30s to a tough welder in the 40s and a bombshell
architect in the 50s – Kirby is running out of time trying to solve an
impossible mystery. And Harper is heading towards her once again.

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About the Author

Lauren Beukes

Lauren Beukes is an author, scriptwriter and comics writer, named the literary queen of Cape Town by the Sunday Times. Her novel Zoo City (2010) won the 2010 Arthur C Clarke Award and the Kitschies Red Tentacle. She is also the author of Moxyland, a dystopian consumertopia thriller, and a work of non-fiction, Maverick: Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past.
As a screenwriter, she is currently adapting Zoo City for the screen. She’s previously worked on the satirical political puppet show Z News and the travelogue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu: The South African Story. She’s written on kids’ shows for Disney UK and helped create South Africa’s first full length animated TV series, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika.


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