Compulsive, gripping and full of heart, The Serpent’s Skin ushers in Erina Reddan as a brilliant new voice in Australian fiction.
It’s a cold and wintery night in 1968 and ten-year-old
JJ’s mother isn’t home.
The cows are milked, the pigs fed, and her dad won’t
answer any questions.
Tessa takes charge, Tim teases, Philly retreats,
and JJ blames herself.
Their father works hard to keep up appearances, but
something’s not right.
It’s always been JJ’s job to cause trouble, but her sleuthing
wreaks havoc in their tight-knit community, and she
swears off troublemaking for good.
Only fourteen years on she stumbles across a chance to
solve the dark mystery of her childhood.
Out March 2021
An extraordinary novel about overcoming male power, the strength of sibling bonds and the secrets that can haunt a family. Most of all, The Serpent’s Skin is about the many ways we prove our love.