I don’t usually read serial killer fiction. Neither do I read time-travelling fiction. The only reason I wanted to read this was, I admit it, the author, whose previous books I enjoyed a lot.
Interestingly, the story of a time-travelling serial killer worked incredibly well for me. Oh the possibilities! If you are a serial killer, you really want to be able to travel in time!
Kirby, is the girl who would not die, and a really cool main character that I could easily identify and sympathize with. A lot of the novel is narrated from Harper’s perspective, though, the serial killer, and I liked this change of perspective a lot. On top of that there is the interesting setting of Chicago from the 1930 to the 1990 with all the fascinating details that are the result of a very thorough research.
There is also a deal for a TV series adaptation of “The Shining Girls”, which has been announced some days ago. I am sure that after reading this book you will agree that it is excellent TV series material!