Chicago, 1931. A strange house gives serial-killer Harper the power to travel through time; to hunt and kill his "shining girls". They're bright young women full of spark - until he cuts it out of them, leaving clues from different times behind to taunt fate.
Mkay, so I really wanted to love this book ... I was looking forward to reading it for ages (and yes, if I can get my hands on a signed copy, I'll still definitely buy a copy for myself!), but I dunno. It's an interesting concept, a time-traveling serial killer. But I still got a little lost along the way. In the beginning you read on, assuming it'll all come together and make sense in the end. And it kinda mostly did. But I think it still missed something ... and I can't quite pin point exactly what it was or should've been.
I still think you should read it, I really do adore a South African author :)
More info on The Shining Girls charity art show here http://t.co/aAjPAS1CnF (I'll be going on about this in the run-up to the event)
— Lauren Beukes (@laurenbeukes) August 15, 2013