Book Club Discussion Questions: All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding

My book club met via Zoom over the weekend to discuss All the Wrong Places. I couldn’t find discussion questions anywhere online, or a way to contact the author with questions.

Despite being a thriller, this novel is rich with themes and content for discussion. I created my own set of questions which worked great for our discussion. Afterward, I tweaked them a little and hope you find them useful for your club’s discussion.

Book Club Discussion Questions: All the Wrong Places by Joy Fielding

 

1. On p.105, we first hear this phrase regarding women, “Treat ’em mean to keep ’em keen,” and Mr. Right Now observes that girls and women “liked to suffer for love. Do you feel that’s true? How does this philosophy tie into what many women are taught as kids, that if a boy teases you and is mean, that means he likes you?

2. How does the title of the book tie in to the story? Which characters, if any, were in the “wrong place”?

3. Did the novel change your views about online dating?

4. Do you think Heather “deserved” her likely fate with Mr. Right Now? How does Heather mane you feel about seeing bad things happen to bad people?

5. Why do you think Heather called Chloe with the tip about her husband being on dating sites?

6. What did you think about Matt’s reaction to being found out, and his ultimate drastic move to shoot Chloe?

7. Discuss the differences between Paige’s mother (Joan) and Chloe’s mother. How did Joan provide for Chloe what she may have been lacking?

8. What did you think about Paige slapping Noah at the birthday party? Do you think she should have reacted differently?

9. How did you feel about the serial killer not being caught or even pursued? Discuss how that is a big change from most thrillers.


I hope these questions are useful for your book club. I’d love to hear how your group used them, and if you added any more of your own. 

 

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