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The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Author:  Lauren Beukes

ISBN:  9780007464562

Weight:  990g

Signed first edition, first printing



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The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes

The girl who wouldn’t die, hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist…  A terrifying and original serial-killer thriller from award-winning author, Lauren Beukes.

“It’s not my fault.  It’s yours.  You shouldn’t shine.  You shouldn’t make me do this.”

Chicago 1931.  Harper Curtis, a violent drifter, stumbles on a house with a secret as shocking as his own twisted nature – it opens onto other times.  He uses it to stalk his carefully chosen ‘shining girls’ through the decades – and cut the spark out of them.

He’s the perfect killer.  Unstoppable.  Untraceable.  He thinks…

Chicago, 1992.  They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.  Tell that to Kirby Mazrachi, whose life was shattered after a brutal attempt to murder her.  Still struggling to find her attacker, her only ally is Dan, an ex-homicide reporter who covered her case and now might be falling in love with her.

As Kirby investigates, she finds the other girls – the ones who didn’t make it.  The evidence is… impossible.  But for a girl who should be dead, impossible doesn’t mean it didn’t happen…

The Shining Girls is utterly original, beautifully written, and I must say, it creeped the holy bejasus out of me.  This is something special.

Tana French, author of In the Woods & Broken Harbour

Bibliographic Data
Title:The Shining Girls
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Book features:Black boards with gold-coloured text (author and title) on spine; black endpapers printed with a motif that echoes the jacket design.
Overall condition:Very fine / Fine – some minor scuffing to the jacket’s matt laminate edges.
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Book Stats
Awards and prizes:Shortlisted for the 2013 CWA Goldsboro Gold Dagger
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780007464562
ISBN 10:0007464568
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
H x W x D:241 x 160 x 36mm
Design Credits
Author photograph:Casey Crafford
Jacket design:HarperCollins Publishers
Jacket photograph:Kate Polin / Millennium Images
Jacket lettering:Craig Ward

Collectors Notes

  • The Shining Girls is the third novel from this award-winning South African author who also writes screenplays and graphic novels.
  • For more information, you might like to visit Lauren Beukes’ website or The Shining Girls microsite.  Between them, they are a rich source of info on her life, books and future projects.

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