Book Review: The Shining Girls
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The Shining Girls
Hardcover | Paperback | Kindle | Audio
Written by Lauren Beukes
Mulholland Books
Release Date: June 4, 2013

I’m not much of a reader, as my moniker may have indicated to you. Still, I’ve always enjoyed a good book and felt it was time to try my hand at reviewing some, which brings us to my first go of it, The Shining Girls. The book comes from author Lauren Beukes, who previously wrote Moxyland and Zoo City, and delves into the world of time-traveling serial killers. You read that right: time traveling serial killers.

The book opens with a chilling first encounter between Harper and Kirby in July of 1974 when Kirby is just a child. At first read it’s an unsettling encounter, but as the story unfolds and we learn more about the characters and story, this first encounter continues to flash within your brain and grow increasingly disturbing.

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