1.Alison found out that her boyfriend Will was a serial killer. He killed other women as well as her best friend Liz. Alison left the country when he was caught and confessed to being the ‘Canal Killer’. What would you do if you found out that your boyfriend was a serial killer?
2. Alison and Liz were best friends. What did you think of Alison and Liz’ relationship? Did you think it was toxic? Was Liz mean to Alison or was it typical teenage behavior?
3. “The truth was I’d never stopped loving Will. I’d just accepted that the Will I’d known and loved was dead. Ten years later, I was still trying to come to terms with the fact that he’d never really existed in the first place.” Do you think you could move on if you were connected to a serial killer and that he killed your best friend?
4. What did you think of Alison as a teenager and then ten years on?
5. The setting was in Dublin, Ireland, with Irish characters, and written by an Irish author. Did this influence your reading experience? Was it enjoyable because of it or did you find it hard to relate to?
6. What were your opinions of Will? How did it change as you read the book?
7. What did you think of Alison and detective Malone’s relationship? Did you think that they would be well suited?
8. “Sundays, they’re for fishing.” The anonymous person goes phishing for information on the internet for his next target. How do you feel about social media? Does this make you think twice about social media accounts posts and its security?
9. The book had mainly Alison’s then, and now point of view. It was also interspersed with Will’s and another person’s point of view. Did you like how the book was structured? Did it add to the suspense of the story line? Who did you think was the anonymous person was? Did you think they were all connected somehow?
10. What part of the book surprised you?
11. Were you surprised with the ending? Did you find it satisfactory?
12. After reading The Liar’s Girl, who would you recommend it to?
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