On July 30 this year, I attended the book launch of Kathryn Barker‘s debut novel ‘In the Skin of a Monster’, at Kinokuniya Sydney. It was the first book launch that I ever attended and I did not have any booknerds with me so I ended up leaving earlier than I expected. I got a poster and a bookmark along with the novel, signed! 🙂
In the Skin of a Monster
Expected: August 2015
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
What if your identical twin sister was a murderer? Does that make you a monster too? A profound, intense, heartbreaking fantasy that tackles issues of fate versus free will, and whether you can ever truly know someone.
Caught in a dreamscape, mistaken for a killer … will Alice find a way home?
Three years ago, Alice’s identical twin sister took a gun to school and killed seven innocent kids; now Alice wears the same face as a monster. She’s struggling with her identity, and with life in the small Australian town where everyone was touched by the tragedy. Just as Alice thinks things can’t get much worse, she encounters her sister on a deserted highway. But all is not what it seems, and Alice soon discovers that she has stepped into a different reality, a dream world, where she’s trapped with the nightmares of everyone in the community. Here Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened the day her twin sister took a gun to school … and to reveal her own secret to the boy who hates her most.