In Her Skin by Kim Savage
Release date: March 27, 2018
An ARC was provided by Macmillan in exchange for an honest review.
Summary: Sixteen-year-old con artist Jo Chastain is about to take on the biggest heist of her life: impersonating a missing girl. Life on the streets of Boston these past few years hasn’t been easy, and Jo is hoping to cash in on a little safety, a little security. She finds her opportunity in the Lovecrafts, a wealthy family with ties to the unsolved disappearance of Vivienne Weir, who vanished when she was nine.
When Jo takes on Vivi's identity and stages the girl’s miraculous return, the Lovecrafts welcome her back with open arms. They give her everything she could want: love, money, and proximity to their intoxicating and unpredictable daughter, Temple. But nothing is as it seems in the Lovecraft household—and some secrets refuse to stay buried. As hidden crimes come to the surface, and lines of deception begin to blur, Jo must choose to either hold onto an illusion of safety, or escape the danger around her before it’s too late.
When did I stop reading?: About 25% into the book.
Why didn't I finish this book?: I received this book as part of my Fierce Reads ARC box and wasn't sure I was going to read it originally, but I decided to give it a try. I've read impersonation stories before (the most recent one being Here Lies Daniel Tate), but this one didn't catch my interest like others have. I knew I was to expect more than what was on the surface, but there wasn't enough to keep me interested. Also, I really hated the narration style. In Her Skin is told in second-person POV, which just felt so awkward and stilted.
If this is your type of book, go ahead and try it.