City of Lies by Victoria Thompson

Mystery Book Club

City of Lies Discussion Questions  

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Do you like the shifting perspectives?
  3. Do you like the book starting with Elizabeth's con job?
  4. What do you think of Elizabeth?
  5. Do you like the historical details?
  6. Is getting arrested a good way to escape thugs?
  7. Did you know that suffragists were arrested and treated the way the book described it?
  8. Does it make you appreciate the right to vote?
  9. What do you think of Gideon?
  10. Would you engage in a hunger strike for something you believed in?
  11. Do you find it interesting that the actual suffragists threw their food in the trash but Elizabeth gave hers to the other prisoner who helped her?
  12. What do you think the mystery is in this book?
  13. Who is your favorite character?
  14. What do you think of Elizabeth offering to help Oscar Thornton to save her life?
  15. How do you think her engagement to David changes the story?
  16. Were you surprised by Anna’s feelings for Elizabeth?
  17. Do you like Anna?
  18. Would you want to go to the party at Cybil and Zelda’s?
  19. Would you rather go to the dinner at the Vanderslice’s with the General, Thornton, or Gideon?
  20. What do you think of her explaining the grift to Gideon?
  21. How do Gideon and Elizabeth’s feelings impact the story?
  22. What did you think of the con scene with all of the men?
  23. Did you realize Anna was acting and the shooting was fake?
  24. What did you think of the ending?
  25. Did you like the book?
  26. Will you read more in the series?

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