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Lauren Beukes' new sci-fi horror novel The Shining Girls, which arrives in stores today, is a dark, time-twisting murder story which is already, unsurprisingly, coveted for a television adaptation.

MRC (House of Cards) and 's production company Appian Way will team up to take on the adaptation of the historical thriller. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "the project marks a rare but splashy foray into TV for Appian, which previously made the environmental reality show Greensburg."

Here's the book's synopsis:

The novel tells the story of a serial killer named Harper Curtis who discovers a house in Depression-era Chicago that allows him to time travel through the decades. To keep traveling, he must kill "shining girls," girls burning bright with talent and potential. One of his victims, Kirby Mazrachi, survives and teams up with an ex-homicide reporter at the Chicago Sun-Times in order to bring the killer to justice.

Well, ain't televison just getting darker and darker...

Will you be reading this one before it goes prime time? Sound off below.


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