Hope Never Dies by Andrew Shaffer

Mystery Book Club

Hope Never Dies Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 1st person narration?
  2. Do you find it interesting that the main character is based on a real person?
  3. At the beginning, what do you think of Joe?
  4. Is the murder of Finn Donnelly a good mystery?
  5. What do you think of Barack Obama’s role in the case?
  6. Do you agree with the detective that prescription drugs can quickly lead to heroin?
  7. Would it be strange to be someone that so many people know of but don’t really know?
  8. What do you think of train as a way of suicide?
  9. What do you think of the way the book portrays the relationship between Joe and Obama?
  10. Is the cheap hotel an interesting addition to the story?
  11. Do you think that Joe Biden and Barack Obama would find it easy to disguise themselves?
  12. Is Steve, the Secret Service guy, a good character and voice of reason?
  13. How does Alvin’s murder change the story?
  14. Who is your favorite character?
  15. What do you think of the world creation?
  16. Does the motorcycle club feel realistic?
  17. Do you like Abbey?
  18. Were you surprised that Finn was running drugs?
  19. What did you think of the actual killer?
  20. Why do you think Dan killed himself?
  21. Was the Medal of Honor saving his life a nice touch?
  22. Did you like the book?
  23. Would you read more in the series?

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