A powerful thriller imaginative, disturbing, tense, compelling reading The Times Im all over it Gillian Flynn, author of Gone Girl Brilliant. A book about the duel of two fabulously realized characters. A triumph Independent Clever story, smart prose Stephen King Extremely creepy Mail on Sunday (Must Reads) Very smart, wholly original, completely kick-ass William Gibson Engrossing as it is original, as rewarding as it is challenging. Superb a beautifully layered work of fiction. Take the time to read this, its mesmerizing Sun Utterly original, beautifully written. This is something special Tana French, author of In The Woods Brilliant. Forget GONE GIRL, now its all about THE SHINING GIRLS Observer Disturbing, smart and beautifully written Erin Morgenstern, author of The Night Circus This years must-read Stylist A new kind of thriller. A dark, relentless, time-twisting, page-turning murder story. It shines Matt Haig, author of The Humans
Lauren Beukes is a novelist, TV scriptwriter, documentary maker, comics writer and occasional journalist. She won the 2011 Arthur C Clarke Award for her novel Zoo City, set in a fantastical Johannesburg where guilt manifests as spirit animal familiars. Her previous works include Moxyland, a dystopian cyberpunk thriller set in Cape Town under corporate apartheid. She helped create South Africas first half-hour animated TV show, URBO: The Adventures of Pax Afrika, and has written kids animated shows for Disney UK and Millimages in France.