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by David Bell


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780440000877
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 269,578
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.84(d)

About the Author

David Bell is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author whose work has been translated into multiple foreign languages. He's currently an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky, where he directs the MFA program.

Reading Group Guide

David Bell
Questions for Discussion

1. Joshua expresses a lot of disenchantment with his job and the state of his life. Do you understand why he feels this way when he’s only in his twenties?

2. Were you surprised that Joshua invites Morgan to have a drink with him in the airport after knowing her for such a short time?

3. Joshua and Morgan quickly open up to each other at the airport bar. Is there something about the anonymity of airports and planes that allow people to confide in one another in a way they wouldn’t in other places? Have you ever had a similar experience?

4. Were you surprised when Joshua changes his plans and follows Morgan onto her plane? Why do you think he does this? Have you ever done something that impulsive?

5. Kimberly Givens is determined to find out what happened to Giles, even as she tries to balance being a divorced mom with her work as a police officer. Do you think Kimberly juggles these competing responsibilities effectively?

6. Joshua is very honest with Renee and tells her what he’s doing when he goes to find Morgan. Why do think he tells her the truth?

7. Simon desperately wants to get back the ring that belonged to his mother. He also says he wants to find his brother’s body and give it a proper burial. Which do you think is more important to him?

8. Joshua works for his dad and turns to him when he needs help. What do you think of their relationship?

9. Do you understand why Morgan feels closer to Valerie than she does to her biological mother?

10. Joshua deceives the police in order to see Morgan one more time—and hopes to learn the truth about the crimes for which she’s been accused. Why do you think he wants to do that?

11. In the airport, Morgan finally tells Joshua about everything that has happened. Were you surprised by her honesty? Were you surprised by what she tells him?

12. Joshua reunites with his father at the end of the novel, and they plan a trip together. Why do you think Joshua wants to spend time with his dad now?