I really wanted to love this book. It has a beautiful cover and the blurb for it showed promise. However, this book fell short for me. As emotional as the beginning of the book was during the trial and sentencing, I felt like this was the most interesting part. I didn't connect with Em at all and found her to be selfish throughout the whole book. I get that a case like this will effect family members in different ways, but I wanted to read more from Nor's perspective. I would have loved to see her road to recovery after the rape trial. Instead, I felt like she was swept under the rug when really it was her story that should have been told. Thank goodness for Jess! At least they were trying to help Em through everything. Even if Em's coping mechanism of writing the story of Marguerite de Bressieux was toxic in its own way. And the parents were almost non-existent during most of the book.