Cordelia Avertain the Duchess of Evertram was murdered in cold blood on a monthly visit to her mother. Leaving behind her husband, Maxwell Avertain, the Duke of Evertram and their daughter Ophelia, the young woman with a history of mental illness, deemed unfit to live by herself. Everyone is involved in the mystery, everyone is suspected. Word always gets around. Jack Lowell, Lead Investigator and family friend has to figure out what happened that night in the woods when Cordelia was murdered. It seems like she ran off, but Maxwell knows better than that. Everything seems that way until Jack stumbles onto something even bigger than Cordelia's mystery. Something that connects her with other disappearances all over the country. Something that is neither beast nor man. Something that is both. Can the beast be stopped?