In this chapter some unexpected connections are created that can be linked to Susie’s death. At the gifted symposium Ruth and Lindsey meet and connect because of Susie. Lindsey and Sam become a couple and eventually have sex. Susie watches them.
It is interesting that the competition held at the symposium is about how to create the perfect murder. This is obviously very close to home for the characters as it seems that is exactly what has happened in Susie’s case.