Norris writes evenly, generally without malice, echoing Chris Soteriou’s shocked disbelief in the guilt of his wife in not only attempting his murder, but in conducting affairs during their supposed idyllic marriage. “Why?” is Soteriou’s constantly painful refrain. She also explores the pasts of both Chris and Vicky. This story of attempted murder is so hyper dramatic, it caused the online Hellenic Forum to say that “…it bore all the hallmarks of a Greek tragedy”. This story leaves the reader shaking their head wondering at the complicated lives in which some people seem to involve themselves.
Norris has done an extensive job of interviewing the family, interpreting medical evidence, and explaining courtroom procedure. The reader becomes caught up in the Soteriou extended family as Norris brings their feelings and observations close to the fore. She easily leads the reader to understand Soteriou’s on-going trauma and his eventual way of dealing positively with his losses.