Our Book Of The Month for November is A Gift For Dying by M J Arlidge. For our online Book Clubbers we have some questions around the book for you to get involved with. Either answer below or use as discussion points at your next Book Club. Happy Book Clubbing!
A Gift For Dying – The Blurb
Nothing surprises Adam Brandt anymore. As a forensic psychologist, he’s seen and heard everything.
That is, until he meets Kassie.
Because she claims to have a terrible gift – with one look into your eyes, she can see when and how you will die.
Adam doesn’t believe her, obviously.
But then a serial killer starts wreaking havoc across the city, and only Kassie seems to know where he’ll strike next.
Against all his intuition, Adam starts to believe her.
He just doesn’t realise how dangerous this trust might be . . .
The following are written with the presumption you have read A Gift For Dying. If you haven’t, bookmark the post for now so you can come back and answer the questions later.
- This is a standalone novel from Arlidge. Have you read any of his DI Helen Grace novels? Do you prefer to read a series or a one off book?
- Kassie believes that she can predict the future, can she really or is she delusional? Do you believe we have no control over our own destiny, that it’s already decided for us?
- What did you make of Adam’s wife Faith? Did you think she committed suicide because of Kassie’s revelation, or because her previous mental health problems had resurfaced as a result of the still birth? Was it a coincidence her name was Faith?
- Arlidge manages to avoid the usual cliches when writing his main Detective, Gabrielle Grey. She is happily married, has children and isn’t an alcoholic. How else does Arlidge avoid crime cliches? Or do you think they are evident in the book?
- At the end of A Gift For Dying Kassie’s grandmother believes Kassie is now free. Is she correct? Could Kassie ever find peace/happiness with her ‘gift’?
Feel free to answer as little or as many of the questions as you like. Post your replies below, discuss with us on social media using @BookSocialUK, or pose some questions of your own. If you enjoyed answering our questions, have a go at our last month’s Get Involved: The Familiars.
And come back tomorrow to read our #BigReview of A Gift For Dying.