The Shining Girls was my choice for this month's The Year in Books challenge. Written by South African author Lauren Beukes, it's set in Chicago, and is the story of a serial killer who can time travel (gulp!) and one of his victims. She survives his brutal attack and becomes obsessed with tracking him down. It was a good read - I really enjoyed it - but... there's a but, but I can't quite put my finger on what the 'but' is. Good thing I'm not professionally employed as a book reviewer ;-)
I think it's a good choice for a holiday read, or a Sunday afternoon when you're curled up next to a roaring fire but (there it is again!) while I really liked it I wasn't completely blown away. Has anybody else read it? It is a best seller though, so don't just take my word it! (I think at heart I preferred my other read for February probably because my expectations for this one weren't nearly as high.)
Linking up with Laura.