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Mysterious Girls: Fall #WWACBookClub Picks

Last week we announced that the next theme for the #WWACBookClub would be a mystery, and we gave you the opportunity to vote for our next two picks. Today we’re pleased to announce that we’ll be reading the following books in September and October.

September’s Pick:

The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes

16131077 The girl who wouldn’t die hunts the killer who shouldn’t exist. Harper Curtis is a killer who stepped out of the past. Kirby Mazrachi is the girl who was never meant to have a future. Kirby is the last shining girl, one of the bright young women, burning with potential, whose lives Harper is destined to snuff out after he stumbles on a House in Depression-era Chicago that opens on to other times. At the urging of the House, Harper inserts himself into the lives of the shining girls, waiting for the perfect moment to strike. He’s the ultimate hunter, vanishing into another time after each murder, untraceableuntil one of his victims survives. Determined to bring her would-be killer to justice, Kirby joins the Chicago Sun-Times to work with the ex-homicide reporter, Dan Velasquez, who covered her case. Soon Kirby finds herself closing in on the impossible truth . . . The Shining Girls is a masterful twist on the serial killer tale: featuring a memorable and appealing heroine in pursuit of a deadly criminal. From the publisher’s website.

Our discussion will take place Monday, September 22 2014 at 8:30 pm EST.

October’s Pick:

Dangerous Girls by Abigail HaasDangerous girls

Paradise in Aruba quickly gets gruesome in this “ripped-from-the-headlines thriller” (Kirkus Reviews) with a twist that defies the imagination. It’s Spring Break of senior year. Anna, her boyfriend Tate, her best friend Elise, and a few other close friends are off to a debaucherous trip to Aruba that promises to be the time of their lives. But when Elise is found brutally murdered, Anna finds herself trapped in a country not her own, fighting against vile and contemptuous accusations. As Anna sets out to find her friend’s killer, she discovers harsh revelations about her friendships, the slippery nature of truth, and the ache of young love. From the publisher’s website.

Our discussion will take place Monday, October 20 2014. 8:30 PM EST

Both books are available now in paperback and ebook formats from your local bookstore and online. Tweet your progress and join our discussion using the hashtag #WWACBookClub.