The Ties that Bind is the story of a young girl who falls under the influence of a corrupt older man. He awakens her sexual desire, enslaves her . . . and leads her along a dark path to certain destruction. Poignantly honest and burning with unbridled sexuality The Ties that Bind was a scandalous bestseller in France where the young author's personality brought her briefly into the limelight before she died in a tragic car crash while still in her early twenties.