'A great Gothic tale revisited. In Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein', the monster's unfinished "bride" is destroyed by Dr Frankenstein and cast into the sea. But what if she had survived? What if she had gone on to seek out her maker, her origins, her would-be husband?
Madeleine Sauvage is a creature with a beautiful face attached to a grotesquely assembled body. She has a loving heart but a murderous hand, and a heart-wrenching longing to belong. Born of the sea, Madeleine begins a journey that takes her from Scotland, through revolutionary France, to Frankenstein's door and beyond. Her search ends in a sense where it began: with Mary Shelley, the true author of her soul. And it is at Mary's deathbed that she confesses all, about her life, her love, and her need for revenge... '
Source: Publisher's blurb.