The Life We Bury Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

5 out of 5 stars

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Review:

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens has been on my To Be Read (TBR) list for ages. I have heard great praises awhile back about it in the bookish community and I am so happy to have finally read it!

I was expecting it to be good and it did exceed my expectations. This book blew my socks off! I love it so much.

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The Life We Bury Book Club Discussion Questions

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1.What did you think of Carl Iverson initially? How did your opinion of him change as you got to know him?

2. At what point in the story did your opinion change about who killed Crystal Hagen?

3. Carl Iverson had a ‘dying declaration’. Do you believe that people tell the truth before they die? Why or why not?

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Eight Perfect Murders Book Review

Book review by Dinh.

4 stars

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Review:

This is my first book by author Peter Swanson.

I feel very late to the Peter Swanson fan party. I love to discover new authors to love and having read Eight Perfect Murders I can honestly say I will be checking out more of Swanson’s work. Swanson’s is known for The Kind Worth Killing and Her Every Fear so I will add those to my to read list!

I really enjoyed this cleverly crafted murder mystery.

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Eight Perfect Murders Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Do you think that there is such a thing as a perfect murder?

2. Have you read any of the following books that was listed on Mal’s blog post Eight Perfect Murders?

  • The Red House Mystery by A. A Milne (1922)
  • Malice of Forethought by Anthony Burkley Cox (1931)
  • The A. B. C. Murders by Agatha Christie (1936)
  • Double Indemnity by James M. Cain (1943)
  • Strangers On A Train by Patricia Highsmith (1950)
  • The Drowner by John D. McDonald (1963)
  • Deathtrap by Ira Levin (1978)
  • The Secret History by Donna Tartt (1992)
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Dear Edward Book Club Discussion Questions

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Discussion Questions:

1.Which character’s story on the flight list did you enjoy the most? Who did you relate to the most?

2.Why did people write letters to Edward? What purpose does it have for the people left behind? Which letter did you like the most?

3. Edward said that he would not commit suicide. He said that he would not do that to the people he loves because he knows what it feels to be left behind. This part was emotionally charged and moving. What part in the book affected you strongly?

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