The Shining Girls: A Novel by Lauren Beukes
This novel was interesting in a weird way. It involves a time-traveling serial killer. The ending of the novel leaves it open for a sequel.
This novel was not a fan favorite mainly because the character development of the serial killer was missing. Because of the time-travel element, some readers were confused it jumped around. Additionally, one would expect more suspense for a serial killer, and the foreshadowing had no purpose.
The "shining" was not developed, and it lacked a back story which would have engaged readers more.
One reader stated, "It was like trying to make sense out of something that doesn't make sense."
Karla Erdman, book club founder and organizer
Each month the club meets to discuss a chosen book. The blogs are notes from each meeting and club members' comments.
SPOILER ALERT: If you are going to read any of the discussions below, you may learn more about a novel than you wanted. Some endings have been revealed.
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