In the Skin of a Monster by Kathryn Barker
A girl has done the unthinkable – gone into her school in a small country town and killed a group of students, then herself. And left behind her twin sister to not only deal with her own loss and pain, but as an horrific reminder of everything her sister put their small community through.
What a fabulous concept! How does this sister and the town get through? Due to my own misreading of the back of the book, I thought this was what I was going to read. But instead, this takes the strange twist of putting the living sister, Alice, into a strange dream world, created through the dreams of the townsfolk, where she and a group of survivors try to outrun and survive the evil schoolgirl who regularly appears to kill them all. It wasn’t the book I wanted to read when I started it, and it wasn’t the book I was expecting. But it was a book that took me a whole heap of different places. And I thought it was strange and amazing.