Newlyweds George and Serena Pemberton have arrived in the mountains of North Carolina to strip the land and build their timber empire. George has already made his mark in the camp, fathering an illegitimate child. Though she is a new presence in the woods, Serena quickly asserts her authority, establishing her dominance. Together, this Lord and Lady of the woodlands ruthlessly kill or vanquish anyone who stand in their way. No one is safe—not even George’s son once Serena learns that she cannot bear a child of her own. Ultimately, the Pembertons’ intense, passionate marriage will begin to unravel, leading toward a shocking reckoning.
A timeless and riveting tale that balances beauty and violence, love and savagery, greed and sacrifice, honor and betrayal, Serena
vividly brings to life one of the most indelible female characters in modern fiction: the remarkable, the terrifying, the unforgettable Serena.