Book Riot put together this list of books that’ll appeal to horror fans and fans of crime fiction alike. I’m thrilled that they included The Shining Girls, alongside Mother, Mother by Koren Zailckas, Marisha Pessl’s Night Film, and My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite.

Katie McLain writes:

I’ve got four words for you: time-traveling serial killer. Harper Curtis finds a house in Depression-era Chicago that lets him travel to other decades, but in order to do so, he has to kill the shining girls. Harper stalks these women across the years, until he comes across Kirby Mazrachi in the year 1989. Kirby is the only one of the women to survive his attacks, and she starts hunting him back. This book is mind-bendingly bonkers (and pretty violent to boot), but once everything starts to come together at the end, it’s absolutely brilliant.

Photo of The Shining Girls in good company with thanks to @bookdumpling. Love that colour scheme!