The jaw-dropping, page-turning, critically-acclaimed book of the year: a serial-killer thriller unlike any other from the award-winning Lauren Beukes. ‘GONE GIRL has not exactly gone. But THE SHINING GIRLS have arrived’ (The Times).
“It’s not my fault. It’s yours. You shouldn’t shine. You shouldn’t make me do this.”
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.
He’s the perfect killer. Unstoppable. Untraceable. He thinks…
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 her attacker, her only ally is Dan, an ex-homicide reporter who covered her 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…
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‘A powerful thriller – imaginative, disturbing, tense, compelling reading’ The Times
‘I’m all over it’ Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl
‘Brilliant. A book about the duel of two fabulously realized characters. A triumph’ Independent
‘Clever story, smart prose’ Stephen King
‘Extremely creepy’ Mail on Sunday (‘Must Reads’)
‘Very smart, wholly original, completely kick-ass’ William Gibson
‘Engrossing as it is original, as rewarding as it is challenging. Superb – a beautifully layered work of fiction. Take the time to read this, it’s mesmerizing’ Sun
‘Utterly original, beautifully written. This is something special’ Tana French, author of In The Woods
‘Brilliant. Forget GONE GIRL, now it’s all about THE SHINING GIRLS’ Observer
‘Disturbing, smart and beautifully written’ Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus
‘This year’s must-read’ Stylist
‘A new kind of thriller. A dark, relentless, time-twisting, page-turning murder story. It shines’ Matt Haig, author of The HumansAbout the Author:
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.
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Book Description Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, UK, 2013. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. Signed, and lined with a quote by the author. Soon to be filmed by Leonardo DiCaprio's production company Appian Way. From the winner of last year¿s Arthur. C. Clarke award comes a masterpiece of thriller writing, quite unlike anything else in tone and conception. Synopsis : It is 1931 and Harper, a violent down-and-out is living a hand-to-mouth existence in the shanty town of Hooverville, Chicago. After a murder, he¿s hounded out of Hooverville by a vigilante group and find refuge in a mysterious house. To the outside world, this looks like an uninhabitable wreck, but inside it is something quite different. It gives him access to different times and also offers him a vision ¿ of his ¿shining girls¿, women across time who are to become his murder victims. He visits them as children, then as teenagers, then as adults, when he will kill them and leave anachronistic clues on their bodies. Lauren Beukes ¿The Shining Girls was the big book at Frankfurt 2011. Bought at a hard fought auction Lauren comes trailing a cloud of glory. Her second novel ZOO CITY won the Arthur C Clarke Award in 2011 was shortlisted for several other awards and was listed as one of the Guardian¿s top 10 African Books. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000977
Book Description HARPER COLLINS, LONDON, UK, 2013. Soft cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. A NICE CLEAN AND TIGHT UK UNCORRECTED PROOF COPY OF THE SHINING GIRLS BY LAUREN BEUKES,WHICH LAUREN HAS VERY KINDLY SIGNED LINED AND DATED TO THE TITLE PAGE. ALL BOOKS DESPATCHED WRAPPED IN BUBBLE WRAP AND A STRONG CARDBOARD BOX. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 000937