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Discussion Questions

Keep Her Safe

1. When Cara arrives in Arizona, she instantly wants to go back to England. Are her turbulent emotions justified?

2. Is the Swallowtail Resort an attractive or sinister location?

3. Who is the strongest character, in your opinion, and why?

4. Why do you think the Melody Chapa case has sparked so much interest in the American media? Does it make you think of any real-life stories?

5. Many characters in the novel tell lies. Some are "white lies" that might be justified but some lies have lasting consequences. What do you think Hannah is saying about lies and communication?

6. Do you trust Riyonna Briggs?

7. Is Cara’s husband, Patrick, a force for good or for bad?

8. Can Bonnie Juno’s actions be justified?

9. Think about the final twist. How does this make you rethink what has come before?

10. Do you think the novel has a central message? If so, what do you think it is?

Keep Her Safe
by Sophie Hannah