I loved the plot, I loved the fleshed-out characters. However, I personally could have done with a lot, and I do mean a LOT less descriptions. An entire page to describe flowers in the garden? One paragraph would have sufficed and made the point. The descriptions just went on and on and on and I am just not into that. I feel settings and character's thoughts can be summed up in a shorter amount of time while still getting the point across.
However, I still thought it was a very complex psychological character study that is worth reading.
"The idea of goodness had never crossed her mind, and now it seemed very real. There was a reason people did things; there was a reason some lives turned out well, others badly. It had never occurred to her. As though goodness itself were some perfect heaven, and she might have constantly judged her distance from it, had she ever stopped to think. Now it haunted her."