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The Shining Girls

Beukes, Lauren (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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THE GIRL WHO WOULDN'T DIE HUNTS THE KILLER WHO SHOULDN'T EXIST. The future is not as loud as war, but it is relentless. It has a terrible fury all its own." Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He's the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceable-until one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . . THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal.
Authors: Beukes, Lauren
Title: The shining girls
Publisher: New York :, Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Company,, 2013.
Edition: First edition.
Characteristics: 375 pages (large print) ;,25 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Local Note: 6 9 15 16 17 18 33 35 53 60 61 65 67 71 73 74 76 79 80 102 112 118 133 138 143 148 152 167 172 173 182 198 210 211 216 222 224 226 228 231 242 243 244 250 262 264 268 276
ISBN: 0316216852
Statement of Responsibility: Lauren Beukes
LCCN: 2013003018
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Aug 05, 2014
  • multcolib_alisonk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Creepy and graphic, but hard to put down. For fans of horror, suspense and historical fiction with an edge.

like Selden Edwards>The Little Book

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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

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

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