Eighteen-year-old maid Tess Davies is determined to escape the wealthy, troubled family she serves. ItÕs 1912, and Tess has been trapped in the employ of the Lisles for years, amid painful memories and twisted secrets. But now the Lisle family is headed to America, with Tess in tow. Once the ship theyÕre sailing onÑthe RMS TitanicÑreaches its destination, Tess plans to strike out and create a new lifefor herself.
Her single-minded focus shatters when she meets Alec, a handsome first-class passenger who captivates her instantly. But Alec has secrets of his own. HeÕs in a hurry to leave Europe, and whispers aboard the ship say itÕs because of the tragic end of his last affair with the French actress who died so gruesomely and so mysteriously. . . .
Soon Tess will learn just how dark AlecÕs past truly is. The danger they face is no ordinary enemy: werewolves exist and are stalking himÑand now her, too. Her growing love for Alec will put Tess in mortal peril, and fate will do the same before their journey on the Titanic is over.
In Fateful, New York Times bestselling author Claudia Gray delivers paranormal adventure, dark suspense, and alluring romance set against the opulent backdrop of the TitanicÕs firstÑand lastÑvoyage.