Vendor: Harper Perennial
Number of Pages: 304
Dimensions: 8.00 × 5.31 (inches)
In 16th-century Hungary, Countess Elizabeth Bathory tortured and killed more than 600 servant girls in order to bathe in their blood. She believed this practice would keep her beauty immortal.
Quiver captures the chilling legacy of the notorious Countess Bathory through the modern-day story of Danica, a young forensic psychologist. Danica works at Stowmoor, a former insane asylum turned forensic hospital, where one of her patients, Martin Foster, is imprisoned for murdering a fourteen-year-old girl. Danica suspects that Foster may have belonged to a gothic cabal idolizing Bathory and reenacting her savage murders.
When Maria, a seductive archivist with whom Danica has had a complicated past, contacts her to claim she has found Bathory’s long-lost diaries, Danica is drawn into Maria’s glamorous orbit. Soon Danica is in too deep to notice that Maria’s motivations are far from selfless, and that they may just cost Danica her life.