The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes
Mulholland Books, New York 2013
Borrowed from my library.
First I read Zoo City. Then I read Moxyland. I have been waiting for this one to come out since I first heard Lauren Beukes had another novel being published in the US. Boy, was it ever worth the wait. This is a thriller, a murder mystery. Very enthralling and very creepy.
A killer find a key. The key opens the door to a house. The house opens the door to time. The girls shine.
A young girl meets a stranger. Years later, she is attacked and almost killed. When she recovers she is obsessed with finding her attacker.
The Shining Girls grabbed me and wouldn’t let go. It’s a time travel story unlike any I have read, with a structure like a house of mirrors, dark, frightening and constantly driving towards a resolution. I loved it. I think it could be this year’s Gone Girl.