Questions for Readers

 

1. What does Susan’s relationship with each of the characters tell us about her? About them?

2. Do these relationships point to likely suspects?

3. Are the chief characters, and especially Susan the narrator, fully developed?

4. Is Susan likable?  How is she flawed? Does she have authority? Humility?

5. How are the story’s flashbacks integrated into the main narrative?
------(e.g. Through dialogue, through memories, through quick comparisons between a present situation and one in the past?)

6. What are the novel’s chief plot threads?

7. Does the author use diversionary tactics to add to the suspense and keep readers guessing?

8. The plot is complex. Does the author tie up every loose end?