To the villagers living in the shadow of his chateau and the memory of his crimes, Étienne Bertillon is a beast.
Yet to Eliane, whose life is haunted by violent loss, the danger he embodies could mean salvation.
Eliane knows that monsters lurk beneath the calm surface of village life but are the sacrifices she’s willing to make enough to guarantee her safety?
When Étienne guides her into an apparently safe, passionless marriage of convenience, she receives much more than she bargained for. And as marriage becomes the greatest mystery of all, Eliane realizes she has to fight for more than her life….