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From: Mark Sullivan (
Date: 21 Feb 2009

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    Chris wrote:

    "I read WALKING THE PERFECT SQUARE after I had read all of the other books in the Moe Prager series. The ending of that book haunts the rest of there series, but that is the only place where we learn exactly what happened. Ironically, I think that made the whole series better for me."

    That's pretty much what Megan Abbott said in her intro to the Busted Flush reprint. And I can definitely see your point. However, I think it works the other way around, too. Having that ending hanging over them adds a certain darkness and sadness to the following books.


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