A time-travelling serial killer. This is a great concept I haven’t read before. I wonder if it is based on actual events, it would explain why so many murderers are never caught. Kirby is such a strong heroine, a survivor who doesn’t give up. Dan contrasts with her well, someone who gave up but is willing to try once more. The characters are lifelike and you get a view of what they are like through the glimpses of their lives before they encounter Harper for the last time.
The plot is carefully thought out and there’s a lot going on. The story jumps around to different time periods and POVs of various characters in short chapters. This is a story that’s chillingly addictive and fans of thrillers will enjoy it. Lauren Beukes has written two previous books I must track down and she’s been added to my must read list.
*not strictly sf/f but a time-travelling serial killer is close enough
Title: The Shining Girls
Author: Lauren Beukes
Published: HarperCollins, 2013