How realistic was the characterization? All characters were believable. The way the scenes were described and settings laid out, their actions made sense and their terror was definitely real. Even if it was not the author's intention, this book raised a lot of questions about how people recover from the significant trauma of sexual abuse.
Did you feel you were experiencing the time and place in which the book was set? The settings were old and stale. I could see and smell the disgusting places where Claire was held. Lisa Regan's writing made it seem like you were standing in the same place as Claire. I swear it gave me goosebumps.
What are some of the book's themes? For me, the central themes were lies, murder, betrayal, kidnapping, torture and rape. All themes painted a gruesome picture of a young girl whose life is bound by invisible chains of fear. Lisa Regan is an amazing storyteller.
Disclosure - As a Quality Reads Book Club member, I received a free copy of this book from the author via Orangeberry Book Tours in exchange for my honest review.