Lauren is a police detective for the city of Buffalo and a licensed private investigator. Do you think this should be allowed or is it a conflict of interest? Was Lauren wrong to take David Spencer’s case?
Do you think Lauren’s abusive relationship with her ex-fiancée Joe Wheeler influenced her decision to take on David’s case?
Lauren’s daughters are both off at college. How much do you think that shaped her choices?
What do you consider Lauren Riley’s flaws to be? Do you agree or disagree with the way she copes with her issues?
Lauren and her partner, Shane Reese, have a very unique relationship. Do you think it might evolve into something more? Why or why not?
Defense attorneys are often depicted as the bad guys in books and films. Is Frank Violanti a bad guy or is he just doing his job?
Much of the story takes place in Buffalo, New York during a heat wave. Do you think that setting lends itself to this type of mystery? Why or why not?
Were you satisfied with the book’s ending? Was it the outcome you expected?