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The Shining Girls

By Lauren Beukes

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.

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2013

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9780316216852


Format: Book
Author: Beukes, Lauren
Summary: "A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace-- until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery"--Publisher's web site.
Title: The shining girls / Lauren Beukes.
Publisher Date: New York : Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Subject: Serial murders -- Fiction Time travel -- Fiction Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
Isbn: 9780316216852 (hardcover) 0316216852 (hardcover)
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System Items Available: 6
System Items Total: 9
Call Number: F Beukes
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Bib Id: 434315

Format: Book
Author: Beukes, Lauren
Summary: "A time-traveling serial killer is impossible to trace-- until one of his victims survives. In Depression-era Chicago, Harper Curtis finds a key to a house that opens on to other times. But it comes at a cost. He has to kill the shining girls: bright young women, burning with potential. He stalks them through their lives across different eras until, in 1989, one of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and starts hunting him back. Working with an ex-homicide reporter who is falling for her, Kirby has to unravel an impossible mystery"--Publisher's web site.
Title: The shining girls / Lauren Beukes.
Edition: First North American edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Mulholland Books / Little, Brown and Company, 2013.
Description: 375 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Serial murders -- Fiction
Subjects: Time travel -- Fiction
Subjects: Women -- Crimes against -- Fiction
LCCN: 2013003018
ISBN: 9780316216852 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0316216852 (hardcover)
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Available Copies: 6
Total Copies: 9
Call Number: F Beukes