Elodie is an attractive thirty-something lawyer who loves her husband, her son and the city she lives in, Paris. Her friends, like her, are successful, fun-loving and wealthy. One day in Court, however, her eyes meet the piercing gaze of a man and she finds herself unable to look away. The man begins to exercise an irresistible and diabolic spell over her, both pleasurable and excruciating. Under his spell, Elodie discovers the erotic hunger of the flesh and the commanding power of worlds as she enters into a tormenting, obsessive relationship. Thoughts of him invade her life, what he does to her, but even more, what he makes her do ...She is mesmerised by his skin, his voice, his commands. Words chosen for her, words that burn like the crack of a whip. But how does he see her? As a lover, or a well-trained circus animal, gifted with a human female anatomy. In describing the sweet pain of his mastery over her, perhaps he will at last understand.
Marthe Blau is a thirty-something lawyer who lives in Paris with her husband and baby. This is her first novel.