Lauren Beukes – Thrillers Unhinged 

Author Spotlight 

Lauren Beukes 


Lauren Beukes is an internationally best-selling author from Johannesburg, South Africa. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Cape Town. She is a former journalist who also writes comics, TV shows and movies.

Her books include:
“Maverick-Extraordinary Women From South Africa’s Past”


“Zoo City”

“The Shining Girls”

“Broken Monsters”

Lauren has won the Arthur C Clarke Award for “Zoo City.” Her novel “The Shining Girls” is being adapted into a film by MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way.

Her style of writing is genre-bending and makes you think about your world today. She has been praised by The New York Times, Stephen King, Gillian Flynn and more.

Personal Testimony

I read “The Shining Girls” about a year ago. This book was so fresh and original. It’s definitely not your average thriller. The time traveling serial killer wasn’t that bright but he still eluded everyone on his trail. He had all the qualities of a disturbed individual but he had a uniqueness about him. If you want to experience a creative new way to get your blood rushing and keep those pages turning I recommend you read this book.


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