Shades of Silence | For Book Clubs
Shades of Silence offers many issues for a lively book club discussion.
Author Liz Lazarus enjoys meeting with book clubs to discuss this suspense novel, either in person or via Skype or Zoom. Contact Liz about joining the discussion.
Book Club Questions
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In order to provide reading groups with the most informed and thought-provoking questions possible, it is necessary to reveal important aspects of the plot of this novel.
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Would you recommend Shades of Silence to a friend? Why or why not?
- LOSS & GRIEF
In this book, Julianna loses her parents to a car accident
and her husband’s plane goes missing. What did you
notice about the way she processes her grief? Have you
been in her situation—losing a parent or a spouse?
- HUMAN SEX TRAFFICKING
We learn about the myths and realities of sex trafficking
and ways to spot a child in danger. What else did you
learn about domestic minor sex trafficking in this novel?
- FIRST IMPRESSIONS
When we first meet Brittany, she is trespassing and
swearing. Once you learn about her background, do
your feelings about her change?
- MISSING PERSON
Do you know anyone who is dealing with a missing
person’s case? How has it affected his/her life and family?
- DNA & PATERNITY TESTING
Julianna uses a paternity test to find out if Jasper is
Michael’s son. Have you ever done a similar test – for
paternity or ancestry? What did you learn?
- HOMICIDE INVESTIGATION
We follow Detective Grant through the process of a
homicide investigation. What did you learn about how
an investigation is conducted?
- GUNS & SHOTGUNS
Have you ever been to a shooting range or shot a
shotgun? If not, is it something you’d like to try? Why
or why not?
Were you surprised by the ending? What different
ending could you imagine for this book? What other
elements of the book surprised you?
- MOVIE CASTING
If Shades of Silence were made into a movie, who would
you cast for Julianna, Grant, Samantha, Alex, Jasper and