Susan de Nimes is almost as beautiful as she thinks she is but considerably nastier. Her only saving grace is a warped sense of humour and fierce intelligence. Her ambition is to become as rich as she deserves.
Now Erin is about to be 18 her mysterious mentor Jean-Baptiste returns from years absence in his Breton Manoir to tell her that everything she knew about her dead parents and the wealthy grandmother who has provided for her since their deaths, are lies. Soon to be an adult, Erin must uncover the truths for herself that she discovers involve sadism, murder and the bizarre occult wild bone basilica.
Aspiring to be a femme fatale when she comes of age the well bred but mercenary Caroline Kennet discovers that her only inheritance is to be Aunt Rosemary's syndrome, unfortunately for all the men she meets.