The Devereaux Legacy by Carolyn Hart

Mystery Book Club

The Devereaux Legacy Discussion Questions

  1. What do you think of the 3rd person narration?
  2. Does the introduction help the story?
  3. Is a graveyard a good place to start a mystery?
  4. What would you think if you found your own name on a gravestone from when you were 2?
  5. What do you think of the term a fated face?
  6. Do you find the story of the Whispering Lady interesting?
  7. Do you like Leah?
  8. What do you think of Leah’s reaction to Merrick?
  9. Does Leah’s grandmother Carrie accept her and move her into the family plantation too quickly?
  10. What do you think of Leah’s joy at finding out that Merrick was adopted?
  11. Do you trust Merrick?
  12. What do you think of the archaeologist Kent Ellis?
  13. Does the book have an effective sense of place?
  14. Were you surprised about what happened to the dog?
  15. Would you investigate if you were Leah?
  16. What do you think of the parallels between Marthe and Mary Ellen?
  17. Does the book feel dated?
  18. Should Leah have turned on Merrick because of overhearing his siblings?
  19. How would you feel if you found out that your mother killed your father and then herself?
  20. Did you figure out who the killer was?
  21. Were you surprised at Old Jason’s murder?
  22. Did you like the italicized parts from Marthe’s perspective?
  23. What did you think of the ending?
  24. Did you like the book?

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