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The Shining Girls

ISBN 
9781415210574
Format 
Paperback
Recommended Price 
R190.00
Published 
August 2020
About the book: 
Chicago, 1931. Violent drifter Harper Curtis stumbles upon a house that hides a secret as shocking as his own twisted nature: it opens onto other times. Harper uses it to stalk his ‘shining girls’ across decades – and cut the fire out of them.
 
He’s the perfect killer. Unstoppable. Untraceable. Until one of his victims survives and turns the hunt around.
 
Chicago, 1992. Kirby Mazrachi’s determination to find the man who tried to kill her has taken over her life. The cops no longer return her calls. Her mother copes by writing morbid children’s books. Her only ally is Dan, the burnt-out ex-homocide reporter who covered her case.
 
As Kirby closes in on her would-be killer, what she finds is… impossible. Murders scattered across the decades along with evidence that makes no sense.
 
Meanwhile, Harper closes in on her too.
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About the Author
Lauren Beukes is the author of the international sensation The Shining Girls,  a novel that has been translated into 26 languages. Her other books include  Moxyland, Maverick, Broken Monsters,  and  Zoo City,  winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award. She has worked in journalism, satire, documentary-making and children’s TV, and writes comics for DC Vertigo.  She lives in Cape Town. 
 
 
Photograph © Tabitha Guy

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