"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Monday, January 27, 2014

Monday Book Review - The Shining Girls

Welcome to Monday and this week's book recommendation.

THE SHINING GIRLS by Lauren Beukes

If you're looking for a suspense/thriller that bends the laws of space and time, you've found it. THE SHINING GIRLS grabbed me from page one and held me until the end. It also creeped the hell out of me, but that's understandable, given the plot. It's the story of a serial killer, Harper Curtis, who finds a house in depression-era Chicago that opens onto different times. With it, he stalks and kills his victims, until one, Kirby, miraculously survives. She's determined to bring him to justice and joins with ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, to find him.

Are you intrigued yet? You should be. The writing is spectacular, jumping through time and the eyes of its characters, pulling you along in its current. Beukes does an amazing job of building the story, unfolding clue after clue and letting you inside Harper's head. It's brilliantly told and completely captivating.

So, if boredom plagues you at every turn, if winter has you dragging your feet, pick this up. It will definitely having you flipping pages at lighting speed, anxious to find out what happens next. Is there anything better than that?

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