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

Description

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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Moods

dark 95%
mysterious 65%
tense 65%
challenging 30%
adventurous 26%
sad 13%
emotional 8%
hopeful 4%

Pace

medium 45%
fast 36%
slow 18%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 50% | Plot: 33% | Character: 8% | N/A: 8%

Strong character development?

No: 40% | Yes: 40% | It's complicated: 20%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 55% | No: 35% | Yes: 10%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 54% | No: 31% | It's complicated: 13%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 26% | No: 10%

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3.53