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Beneath the Book Club discussion: Look Closer by David Ellis is a crazy ride that turns its back on logic.


I’m on the fence about this one.


Not because I didn’t enjoy it; I mean who doesn’t love an angsty mystery with plot twists you’ll never see coming?


What I didn’t like was the ending of Look Closer by David Ellis.


It just felt so, well, impossible.


I enjoyed the story of Simon and Vicky and their “normal” life as a successful couple living in Chicago; he a respected law professor, she an advocate for domestic violence victims.


Things between the couple had become a little stale in the boudoir, so when Simon spots an old flame in the city, he orchestrates a meeting.


From there, a whirlwind affair ensues, old grudges and a $20 million trust fund come to light and a body is found hanging in a mansion.


The road to whodunit is a bumpy, yet entertaining one and if you like an edge-of-your-seat mystery, this is a great book.


You’ll just have to turn your back on the logical notion that something this crazy could actually happen.

Now, let’s talk about it.

1. Would you recommend this book to someone? Why or why not?


2. What kind of reader would most enjoy this book?


3. Did you enjoy this author’s writing style?


4. Which character did you find the most intriguing?


5. What was the most satisfying or disappointing part of this story?


6. Were you surprised by who ended up being the person who committed the crime? If you guessed who did it, what clues did you notice that made you suspect them


7. Rate this book on a scale of 1 to 10.








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