A Skinful Of Shadows is the story of a bear-hearted girl, Twelve-year-old Makepeace. She has learned to defend herself from the ghosts which try to possess her in the night, but one day a dreadful event causes her to drop her guard. And now there’s a spirit inside her. The spirit is wild, brutish and strong, and it may be the only defence when she is sent to live with her father’s rich and powerful ancestors. There is talk of civil war, and they need people like her to protect their dark and terrible family secret. But as she plans her escape and heads out into a country torn apart by war, Makepeace must decide which is worse: possession – or – death.