Well I definitely read this out of order, which this time around I found myself trying to place the characters in relation to "The Cruel Ever After." Initially, I felt that the story got a slow start and I found that I disliked Curt enough that every time he came up in the story I mentally tagged him as a whiner and I could have easily done without him. Interestingly, I also found Jane to be a bit weak in this story as well, and by that I mean needy.
Regardless, the story picked up pace and I was fully engaged by the second or third chapter. Oh and the ending had a fun twist.