The three main protagonists; Gunter, powerful, greedy and wealthy--his hidden agenda and purpose for Claudette kept me on edge. Mikolaj, a strong character focused on family honour and vengeance in equal proportions. His willingness to manipulate and sacrifice Claudette for his own ends, kept me wondering. Claudette, flip-flopping between the two men. I had no idea who she really believed in. She kept me guessing until the very end.