This is a lie told to you, to hide herself.
Nadeko Sengoku’s past with snakes is coming back to haunt her. Kuchinawa, the snake God of the shrine, is asking for penance after her violent sacrifices in order to lift a curse. But the path of redemption is hazy at best, when tasked with the duty of recovering Kuchinawa’s body with little to no clues to go on.
As Nadeko blindly searches for the body, she starts on a path of self-discovery. Hidden emotions come to the forefront and Nadeko is forced to confront the realities of her situation. Atonement gone astray, this is the story of Nadeko’s life as both the culprit and a victim.