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 face of a monster. It’s a small town and no one can stand to even look at her. But when Alice encounters her sister on a deserted highway, ‘bad’ is just the beginning. Alice soon finds herself trapped in a dangerous new reality: a broken world that’s filled with the nightmares of everyone in the community.

Here, with old secrets finally coming together, Alice is forced to confront the true impact of everything that happened that day in the schoolyard … including her hidden connection to the boy who hates her most.

“Book of the Year: Older Readers ‘Notable Book’ 2016 (Children’s Book Council of Australia)”

“Winner of the Aurealis Award for Best Young Adult Novel 2016.”

“Shortlisted for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Novel.”

In The Skin of a Monster

A Little About Me

Hi I’m Kathryn and I wrote the young adult novel, In the Skin of a Monster.

If you’re a stickler for trivia, then you should also know that I hate shopping, believe that the number 11 is lucky, always overcook chicken, never skip to the end of a book, have won a chilli-eating competition, sneeze at the sun, was born in Canberra, am a terrible singer, am awesome at karaoke, don’t believe in umbrellas, know the first 20 elements of the periodic table, have a phobia about one particular insect, live in Sydney, was named after a pet dog, pass-out out in extreme cold, would set my time-machine to ‘forward’, can’t watch scary movies, am inexplicably proud of my blood group, have smallish feet, suck at dancing, sometimes suffer from insomnia, once worked in a food van, prefer the first page of a good book to the last page of a good book, am weirdly confident about getting car-parks, started primary school in Tokyo, finished high school in Olympia (aka that rainy place where Twilight was set), think that sweet breakfasts are revolting, was once a lawyer, love the smell of newspapers, placed second-last in a corporate triathalon, bite my nails when I’m writing but not when I’m nervous, am a teensy bit superstitious, once unwittingly put coins from a funeral pyre in my mouth, hum Christmas carols when I’m happy, own precisely three things that I love, believe there’s a right way and a wrong way to make Laksa, have two equally favourite colours… and am addicted to young adult fiction.

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