DIANNE BUTLER OUT OF THE BOX
AH yes. Halloween. Very much like New Year’s Eve, in some circles. It’s also the one night, BJ tells Kate, when girls with absolutely no game such as Kate have the chance to be whoreish. But Kate has fought the pack mentality all her life, and her young daughter’s life; this year, for instance, she’s dressing Maddie as Madame Curie. Last year she was the death of print journalism. She’s six. But this year Kate, perennially single, is invited to the hot neighbour’s party, and is talked into a suitable outfit by BJ. But BJ is also someone who leaves ‘‘ special candy’’ from Amsterdam lying around.