Completely in love with this 'new to me' author. I started with the Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes, and this was next up. I found the characters very well written-I felt like I "got" each of them, even when I didn't want to. Annie is especially difficult to read. You want to understand her, but I ended up feeling baffled and sad for her. It was interesting how much her character influences the lives of everyone, far after the tragic accident (mentioned on the back-not a spoiler!). You come to really loathe Paul, love Alec, and feel like telling Olivia to 'buck up'. Great read!