Here's the synopsis, taken from HarperCollins:
"The girl who wouldn’t die, hunting a killer who shouldn’t exist…
Chicago 1931. Harper Curtis, a violent drifter, stumbles on a house with a secret as shocking as his own twisted nature – it opens onto other times. He uses it to stalk his carefully chosen 'shining girls' through the decades – and cut the spark out of them.
He’s the perfect killer. Unstoppable. Untraceable. He thinks…
Chicago, 1992. They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Tell that to Kirby Mazrachi, whose life was shattered after a brutal attempt to murder her. Still struggling to find her attacker, her only ally is Dan, an ex-homicide reporter who covered her case and now might be falling in love with her.
As Kirby investigates, she finds the other girls – the ones who didn’t make it. The evidence is … impossible. But for a girl who should be dead, impossible doesn’t mean it didn’t happen…"
An excerpt of the novel can be read here.
Side note: So I am obsessed with book covers, and I couldn't do this post without mentioning the covers. I've always found it fascinating how different regions have different covers. The ones for The Shining Girls are all unique in their own ways. Although I have to say I really love the South African covers by Joey Hi-Fi, especially the special edition cover.
UPDATE: The Shining Girls Interim Book Tour Schedule