Kirby is a determined young woman searching for the man who took everything from her. She starts her search by getting a job at a newspaper and befriends Dan, a sports journalist who covered her attack a few years before. Together they find answers neither of them ever dreamed off! There was something about Kirby that felt startlingly real, and reading the killers thoughts was enlightening and creepy at the same time. You don't get to read from the killer's perspective often, and I must say this mix really worked well.There were a few things that I would have liked to have happened, but nothing ground-breaking and I cannot wait for the TV series! (yip read about it here). I love mysteries and thrillers, but add a sci-fi element and a fantastic plot, and you have me for life! I will read every mystery/thriller novel Lauren Beukes decides to write!The title and the various covers are amazing and really suite this novel well. The cover I chose to put at the top is my favorite, as it gives the essence of the story - a view from different times and places all mashed together, to give you The Shining Girls!