A book launch for Lauren Beukes' 'The Shining Girls', a masterpiece of thriller writing, unlike anything else in tone and conception. It is 1931 and Harper, a violent down-and-out is living a hand-to-mouth existence in the shanty town of Hooverville, Chicago. After a murder, he's hounded out of Hooverville by a vigilante group and find refuge in a mysterious house. To the outside world, this looks like an uninhabitable wreck, but inside it is something quite different. It gives him access to different times and also offers him a vision of his 'shining girls', women across time who are to become his murder victims. He visits them as children, then as teenagers, then as adults, when he kills them and leaves anachronistic clues on their bodies.
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