In this novel devoted to the disturbing strangeness, Florence Seyvos leads us to the heart of the mystery that she never ceases to explore, from book to book, with obstinacy.
When she finds herself alone, out of sight, Anna hears voices, sees lights behind the curtains, catches sight of shadows in the corridor. She knows that she belongs to another world, which does not obey the same laws as the ordinary world. This frightens her, and fills her with shame.
Is it to protect herself from a danger that since the age of twelve Anna has had to swallow pills prescribed by a certain Georg? What illness does she suffer from? What condition would she be in if she gave up the treatment?
Une bête aux aguets is the story of a young girl who discovers that she is inhabited by fear: the fear of metamorphosing into a creature whose name she dares not speak. But this phenomenon, which she cannot explain, may be the promise of another change.