This book was extremely well-written. I don't know of any other author who could so flawlessly go between the storylines of a girl, the man prosecuting her, her family, their familial past, and the days leading up the crime. I never felt confused by the different stories swimming amongst each other, and the book held my interest the whole way through. The only things I didn't like were that we never 100% know what happened that night, and that the character of Sebastien LeCompte is a completely annoying waste of human life character. No one reading this should feel empathy for him.