Sharone Negev
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what do you think about the ending of this story as it relates to the main character, richard?

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Estefanía García
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Judy Lindow Well. They all appear to be exiled from peace and in personal hells or way-stations; kept from fully living - as a penance. The second half of the book shows them all scrambling to deal with denial and ghosts as a consequence of their acts. Richard still seems to be recording and trying to resolve his feelings of love and connection with larger truths and reality. He and others continue to be apparently trapped in their secret history - just as the murdered and suicide victims - and seeing that they are not so separated. I thought the end was very powerful. The formula of a whodunit is not followed at all - however the results and what happens afterwards is in many ways more complex and intriguing to some of us.
M.D. Gonzales
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Lyudmila Spasova These characters are so implausible to me. Richard has a family which did not abandon him. He seemed to be ashamed of them. So I think he will go back to reality and will learn to appreciate simple things and worthwhile people.
Kristen M PATHETIC on all counts.
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