After the mysterious deaths of her brother and sister at the fangs of what looks like a feral dog, Jenny Cameron develops nightmares and blackouts. The quest for the truth about herself leads to her long-lost father, who deserted the family before her birth. He seeks redemption for the curse he carries, but has his bloody past condemned him beyond salvation? When Jenny discovers the secret of her dark heritage, she's no longer sure she can trust her dangerous nature enough to be with the man she loves, and she may ultimately be forced to destroy her own father. Fearing she has inherited the violence that rages in him, she struggles to find her true self under the shadow of the beast.
"...A short, tightly-written novel...a lot of fun to read...better than the average horror novel you pick up these days."
"An entertaining account of a young woman...coming to realize in her 20s that she's got a rather longer and more complicated puberty to negotiate than most of her fellow females."