From chapter 14 of The Smart Kid:
They walked up the stairs to apartment 242. Matt unlocked the door and allowed Charleen to enter first, bringing back the memories of their previous day: all the revelations, the unbelievable stories he’d told. Stories.
She walked by the framed magazine cover and glanced at it again: Number of deaths in one week, 242.
Coincidence? she wondered.
This was a question that was left hanging in the novel and never answered because it didn’t need to be. The question had served its purpose of causing additional suspicion against Matthew Janson.
But, if you’re curious, the answer is “Yes.”