Jun 072013

The Shining Girls


The Shining Girls started life as a tweet about a time-travelling serial killer. Then it got deleted. Much like many of the poor women in this book, although their deletion was messy. Lauren Beukes, winner of both Kitschie and Clarke. steps out of South Africa to tell a story of intertwining loops and whorls of time, causation, discovery, and revenge. One murderee survives, and traces her murderer. The writing is gorgeous – tone, pacing, style all fits in, though there are a few jarring niggles – pavements/sidewalks, lemonade/7-up – that threw this reader out of the story, but still a lovely, fabulous book.


Get it here (UK) or here (US)

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