In Sixteenth Century Hungary, Countess Elizabeth B Thory Tortured And Killed Over Six Hundred Servant Girls In Order To Bathe In Their Blood She Believed This Brutal Ritual Would Preserve Her Youth And Beauty Danica, A Young Forensic Psychologist, Is Drawn To B Thory S Legend She Has Moved From Canada To England To Work At Stowmoor, A Victorian Insane Asylum Turned Modern Day Forensic Hospital One Of Her Patients, The Notorious Martin Foster, Murdered A Fourteen Year Old Girl In Homage To B Thory He Cultivates His Criminal Celebrity, And Danica Struggles To Maintain A Professional Demeanor With The Charismatic Foster As She Begins To Suspect That His Activities May Be Linked To A Cabal That Idolizes The CountessDanica S Life In London Becomes Increasingly Complicated When Maria, A Glamorous Friend From Danica S Past, Arrives To Do Archival Work In The City She Claims To Have Discovered B Thory S Long Lost Diaries And She Slowly Reveals To Danica The Horrific, Yet Fascinating Passages As Danica S Career And Her Relationship With Her Artist Boyfriend, Henry, Falters, Maria Lures Her Into A Complex Social Sphere Unsure Of Whom To Trust As Her Professional And Personal Lives Become Dangerously Entwined, Danica Must Decide What She Is Willing To Risk To Satisfy Her Attraction To B Thory S Ominous Legend
Raised in rural Saskatchewan and now living in Toronto, Holly Luhning holds a PhD in eighteenth century literature, madness and theories of the body She has received a Saskatchewan Lieutenant Governor s Arts Award, and her collection of poetry, Sway, was nominated for a Saskatchewan Book Award Her first novel, Quiver, is forthcoming in January 2011.
- 304 pages
- Holly Luhning
- 02 April 2019 Holly Luhning