The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

The Shining Girls

Lauren Beukes

fiction crime science fiction thriller adventurous dark tense medium-paced

368 pages | first published 2013

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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. Curtis stalks them through their lives across diffe...
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Summary of 2776 reviews

Moods

dark 95%
tense 65%
mysterious 63%
adventurous 23%
sad 18%
challenging 14%
emotional 14%
funny 2%
hopeful 2%
reflective 2%
informative 1%

Pace

medium 56%
fast 30%
slow 12%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 52% | Plot: 34% | Character: 9% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

No: 43% | Yes: 32% | It's complicated: 24%

Loveable characters?

No: 46% | It's complicated: 43% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 65% | No: 21% | It's complicated: 12%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 56% | It's complicated: 23% | No: 19%

Average rating

3.53

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