I loved the way the characters relate to each other in this book. They are real and have their own motivations and stories. While the characters Anna and Victoria are the main story they are not just the story but the frame around which it is woven. While I found the narrative style different and a little distracting at first I am glad I continued and unearthed what will undoubtedly become a tale I will reread.
I am looking forward to seeing more of this authors work.