Hugely honoured that Paste magazine included The Shining Girls in their Best Books of the 2010s listicle (under the Best Horror Novels category) in the very good company of Samanta Schweblin, Carmen Maria Machado, Stephen King, and others.

Paste’s Steve Foxe writes:

The Shining Girls is a serial-killer novel unlike any other, as Harper Curtis discovers a house in Depression-era Chicago that opens its doors to other times—and comes with a kill list of “shining girls” destined to die at his hand. Kirby is the final name on the list, and the only one who survives Harper’s first murder attempt. As in her exceptional follow-up, Broken Monsters, South African novelist Lauren Beukes weaves together a diverse cast of characters and just enough science fiction to complicate her premise without distracting from the horror at hand. The Shining Girls is a stunning reinvention—and reclamation—of the “Final Girl” trope, and one of the most remarkable horror novels of the decade.

 

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