The Shining Girls
By Lauren Beukes
Serial killers are trouble enough, but when you give one a time machine in the form of a haunted house of horrors then you’ve really got your hands full. In Kirby Mazrachi, however, survivor and avenger, the evildoer may have met his match.
In the best Stieg Larsson tradition, Chicago Sun-Times intern Mazrachi pairs up with a jaded crime reporter now working the sports beat to track down the demonic, decade-skipping disemboweler. Smart, suspenseful, and surprisingly well-written, this is an irresistible multi-genre page-turner that should be a sleeper summer hit.