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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Pre Pub Book Buzz: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

I'm bringing back Pre Pub Book Buzz -- or Books I'm Stoked About -- Saturdays! Why? Because there are always a ton of upcoming releases I can't wait to read and Saturdays are kind of a free day to do promote those.

This week I'm featuring Lauren Beukes's upcoming Mulholland release The Shining Girls. Here's a bit about the book from the publisher:

The Time Traveler's Wife meets The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo in this story of a time-traveling serial killer who 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.

THE SHINING GIRLS is a masterful twist on the classic serial killer tale: a violent quantum leap featuring a memorable and appealing girl in pursuit of a deadly criminal.

Sounds freaking awesome! Beukes is the author of Angry Robot's Zoo City and Moxyland. The Shining Girls is due to hit shelves on June 4. (April 25 if you're in the UK.)

1 comment:

Jennifer | Book Den said...

Ooh. I can't wait to hear more about this one! A violent quantum leap? That sounds awesome.