Based on a true story from the nineteen-forties, Cape Torment recreates the incredible events surrounding one of Canada's most infamous and diabolical crimes.
Quebec City jeweller, Marcel Gagnon, is desperate to be free to marry his stunning, teenage mistress, Therese Sainte-Angele. But divorce is an impossible option in his repressive Catholic community, and his frustration mounts when Therese threatens to leave him. Determined to get what he wants, he resorts to committing an unprecedented atrocity; one that wrecks lives and ultimately leaves the world a less trusting place.
Rita Gagnon is the loyal wife, fighting for the man who loathes her, swearing to honour her marriage vows to the end of her days.
Marguerite Laval is the coarse, small-time felon who dresses in black, and runs errands for the jeweller she owes money to.
Xavier Levesque - her crippled brother - is Gagnon's womanizing, clock-maker assistant.
And Liffey MacBaine is the pretty airline stewardess from Alberta, haunted by her past, and longing to be reunited with the daughter she gave up for adoption in the midst of appalling tragedy.
All of these characters are researched representations of the real people whose lives were forever bound by an unparalleled act of cold-blooded evil. Who will live and who will die is the question answered in this full length novel's climactic scenes.