As much as I loved Merrick, I felt Elise never lived up to what she could have been. At moments she felt juvenile, given that from her trauma is entirely plausible, but somehow it didn't fit what she was supposed to be. Lawyer and prominent in society.
The dialogue wasn't as good as it could have been in this one either, it was at time information heavy and the writing made it sound unnatural. Not the way people talk at all.