The narrator and the intricate story line
When Victory asks to not play those games anymore with her grandmother.
Not extreme, but it made me feel sorry for Annie/Ophelia because of the card life played her. I also felt sorry for Marlow. His path in life could have been different had he been parented by another set of adults.
Yes. Lisa Unger provides a novel full of unexpected twists and turns. I would rather that it not be in the first person because she writes about events she did not witness.
Gray and Victory
When she was emotionally shattered and no one believed in her.
The lead character, Annie... about drove me nuts with her whining. As a victim of violence myself, I understand the trauma and psychological ramifications... but this character was a little "over the top" for me... by the end, I had a difficult time identifying with her...
I just really enjoy the way Lisa Unger writes. She's so descriptive of her characters and she pulled me right into this book within the first chapter. I hope she pushes out another novel soon.