In Her Skin by Kim Savage

In Her Skin

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 st...

Details In Her Skin

TitleIn Her Skin
Release DateMar 27th, 2018
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Mystery

Reviews In Her Skin

  • emma
    I read this book in one sitting on a train ride. And that’s about all I can definitively say at this point. That train ride took place in November, which is to say two months ago. As I’ve said before, kids: Learn from my mistakes!!! Don’t tell yourself you can write a review later when you haven’t taken notes!!!!! Because then you’ll be forcing yourself to write about a book you can’t remember after sixty-plus calendar days have passe...
  • S.M. Parker
    Okay, this is dark. Really dark. The thing is, I *love* dark YA so page one felt like coming home for me. I suspect I didn't breathe during the short time it took me to inhale this book. I guess I did, sure, but my inhales were jagged, ragged things because THIS BOOK. Not only are the mystery and con brilliantly executed, but the writing is spectacular. The voice is so damaged and beautiful it made me ache. The story is rich and layered and so fi...
  • Ruth Lehrer
    IN HER SKIN is Savage’s third novel and she just gets better and better at dark suspense. Jo Chastain has an identity disorder of her own making. She is trying to morph into a girl who was lost at the age of nine. When she thinks she’s succeeded in integrating herself into that girl’s seemingly lovely life, everything starts to spin off course. The reader knows that things are not as they seem, but all my guesses were wrong. It’s not unti...
  • Angel Erin
    Thank you to Farrar, Straus, and Giroux for provding a free copy of In Her Skin By: Kim Savage in exchange for an honest review., I loved In Her Skin! This is my favorite Kim Savage book so far. Everything about this book is so well done. The story, the characters (Especially Jo and Temple), the writing, and THAT ENDING! The entire book is fast-paced and the pages just flew by as I raced to the end to s...
  • Meaghan Shea
    I absolutely loved this book! The plot twist really caught me by surprise and wasn't something I was expecting. The story kept me so on edge that I couldn't put it down (I read it in one afternoon!).
  • Bridget Hodder
    Five stars, for a read that kept me up late to finish, then kept me awake after the light was out! Unforgettable characters and shocking twists to satisfy the most jaded thriller addict!
  • Rachael (RedRchlReads)
    4 stars!RTC
  • Julie Kingsley
    I fell into this book headfirst, and it was a good long time before I came up for air. Kim Savage, vividly and wickedly, takes the reader on a wild ride, where nothing is as it seems, and the divide between good and evil is as thin as a gossamer curtain flickering in the wind.
  • Victoria Coe
    WOW! I could not put this book down. Kim Savage's masterful story IN HER SKIN is creepy in the most delicious ways. Highly recommend for mature readers. I received an advance reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
  • Nemo (The Moonlight Library)
    This review was originally posted on The Moonlight LibraryIn Her Skin is the third novel from YA author Kim Savage, and centres on the story of a young homeless girl who takes on the identity of a missing schoolgirl in order to live with ‘family friends’ and get off the street. But her new home life may be more complicated than she imagined.At first I thought In Her Skin was going to be a magical realism book, because it opened with the sugge...
  • Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo
    Make sure you have some time when you pick up IN HER SKIN by Kim Savage because once you enter Jo Chastain's world you will be hard-pressed to leave it. I read this book in one sitting. Dark, creepy, gripping. Savage gently navigates the reader through unfamiliar worlds -- the Tent Cities of Boston to the Brownstones of the elite. The reader experiences the lives of the cons and their targets -- only we're never quite sure which is which. Savage'...
  • Molly
    I don’t want to write too much because of spoilers but I LOVE this book! Dark, very dark and although I really like Kim’s other novels - this is my favorite by far. My recommendation is for you to get your hands on this book and read it today!
  • Kat
    Thank you to Edelweiss and Macmillan for an E-Arc copy of this novel.In Her Skin had an intriguing synopsis listed. I have never read Kim Savage before, but now I’m going back to read her other novels. I found this book to be a great suspenseful, strange read. Jo Chastain is a young woman posing as a missing person to gain access to the Lovecraft family. As the novel pushes forward Jo and the reader start to realize that things with the family ...
  • Booklover101
    Loved it
  • Ally (book__ventures)
    In Her Skin is a book everyone will want on their list for 2018. Kim Savage hit this one out of the park. Jolene Chastain is a girl who has learned how to survive. She grew up conning with her mother and many boyfriends. But, after her mother’s last boyfriend killed her, Jolene had to go on the run. She finds her way to Tent City in Boston, Massachusetts where she lives with Wolf. But, Jolene has always wanted more. A family, safety, love. Jole...
  • Haley
    *I received a copy via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review!*I thought I could trust you. You conned me. You conned me. You conned me. What a dark ride this was. Kim does a fantastic job with these characters. Jo and the Lovecraft's are well developed and will surprise you with their past and present actions. Nothing about this story is convenient and that's what makes it so great. This is the second book I've read by Kim Savage and will co...
  • Doctor Eric
    Great read! Enjoyed it all the way through.
  • Tracy (Cornerfolds)
    Read more of my reviews at!*Review to come!*Actual rating: 3.5 stars
  • Christina
    Thanks to the @kidlitexchange #partnerprogram- for a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own.In Her Skin by Kim SavageA dark and creepy novel. Jo Chastain is homeless and lives in Tent City. She likes going to the library where she feels more at home, when she comes across a girl that captures her interest. Jo wants to become her but once she finds out more about this mysterious girl she comes across an article that will help her get of...
  • Crowinator
    (view spoiler)[Hint: the name Lovecraft is a red herring; the story owes more to another author of macabre tales. The clues are all there. (hide spoiler)]
  • Mandy Peterson
    I have been going back and forth for a couple of days trying to decide how I feel about this book. Honestly, that's a good thing. Any book that makes me think about it when I am done reading it is a treat. I read "Beautiful Broken Girls" by Kim Savage before and enjoyed it, so I was pretty excited to get to read this book early thanks to NetGalley. I think the whole not-knowing-how-to-feel about a book is just kind of Kim Savage's jam. I think it...
  • Rachel Stansel
    A unique story about accepting who you are. Jo is a strong character and the iron in her comes through beautifully. The story is delicately woven and keeps you on your toes. I couldn't put it down! If you enjoyed Savages Beautiful Broken Girls, this is a must read. Full Disclosure - I received a copy of the book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
  • Gwendolyn Kensinger
    It’s not that I didn’t enjoy the story because I did but it is still in the polishing phase and in its current state it’s not as good as it can be. Yes it’s similar to Here Lies Daniel Tate but it’s very different too. You’d really have to read both to understand. I want to rate it higher but I needed to stretch that extra level.
  • Erin Arkin
    Review to come.
  • Jolie
    Review coming 4-17-18
  • Laura
    I've read similar stories before, and the best part of this was the Boston setting.ARC provided by publisher.