A haunting tale of love and fear from bestselling romance author Claire Lorrimer.
While skiing in the French Alps, a wild mountain storm forces art student Rory Howes and his friend Knut Olsen to seek refuge at the remote Abbaye St Christophe. They are offered hospitality by the beautiful and enigmatic Baroness Inez Leyresse.
Rory finds himself attracted to Alex, the English au pair, while the Baroness' passion for the young artist becomes obsessive and disturbing. Conscious of this uneasy love tangle, Rory is aware of something far more sinister - the aura of evil, which surrounds the abbey and its inhabitants.
Gradually, they all realise that the centuries-old curse carried by generations of the Leyresse family is gaining a terrifying relevance...
Claire Lorrimer wrote her first book at the age of twelve, encouraged by her mother, the bestselling author Denise Robins. After the Second World War, during which Claire served on secret duties, she started her career as a romantic novelist under her maiden name, Patricia Robins. In 1970 she began writing her magnificent family sagas and thrillers under the name Claire Lorrimer. She is currently at work on her seventy-first book. Claire lives in Kent.