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Waiting on Wednesday: The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

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New WoWWaiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at  Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

Publisher: Mulholland Books

Published: June 4, 2013

Synopsis (Goodreads):

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.

Personal Thoughts:  When I read this synopsis, I was caught and knew I had to read it. It has everything I could want: romance, action, history, all rolled into one. I  know there will be juicy action bits and the love interest will spice things up. I can’t wait to read it and find out why there is a fly on the cover. I know that it is symbolic of something, but the what is driving me crazy.  The only down fall to this waiting game is that this book doesn’t come out until JUNE! Can’t they change it to January? Or wait, maybe this was a typo and they meant to put down January instead of June? Oh well, one can dream.


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