I always feel like I should apologize or feel bad saying how much I love an engaging, well written story about rape/torture. This one manages to paint such a descriptive picture while using very few actual words. By that, I mean that we know about Lee's r/t, when it happens and the results. But we don't see much of the actual scenes. What we are shown is a bit cringworthy. Shaw is a constant contradiction; he's bad, but he's not, then he is, etc. Things seem so hopeless for Lee. There is a little mystery surrounding the details of how he ended up on the island.
Vornis is a creepy, brutal SOB. I loved thinking of the posssible ways this could turn out, how Shaw would leave things, if he would be allowed to leave at all. This book had me riveted and staying up way too late to finish.