Skin Game


Seven days, seven challenges. Twelve strangers. Eight thousand cameras. Only one winner.

Welcome to The Ant Farm, a social study in the wilds of interior Alaska, documenting the dynamics between a dozen competitors as they take part in a series of physical and psychological face-offs. With five hundred grand up for grabs at the end of the battle royal, the stakes are high and the tension blazing.

Could the seemingly mild-mannered nice guy win it all? The cutthroat alpha female? The strongest or the smartest, the idealist or the cynic? It’s anyone’s guess as teams are undercut by alliances, loyalties tendered and tested, and passions enflamed by both affection and animosity.

In this contest where even knives and guns are fair game, sex may prove the most dangerous weapon of all.


"This book was a wild trip! [McKenna] is known for her emotionally charged stories with memorable characters, and Skin Game is no exception. With such a large cast of main characters, I was afraid I'd never get to 'know' them as individuals, but that was not the case. As for the ending…wow. Personally, I was thrilled at who the two final contestants were. When I found out what the last objective was, I think my jaw actually dropped. ★★★★¼"
—The Forbidden Bookshelf