Book Club Questions – The Silence

I’ve been asked to put together some questions on The Silence for a book club and thought I’d put them up here too in case anyone else is needing them. 

Hi! Thanks for reading The Silence. It was a hard one to write and at times a harder one to like. I found writing it very claustrophobic at times, and stopping working on it was a little like coming up for air. I’ve prepared some questions for you to discuss, and I’m always interested to know what you think – hope you enjoyed it!

Do you think the author intends to make the characters likeable? If not, why not?

Do you think the ghost that Stella was seeing was real or imagined?

What do you think the fictional sitcom Marigold! added to the theme of the book? 

The original title of this book was ‘In The Dark’. Do you think ‘The Silence’ as a title fits the story? Why?

If you could hear this same story from another character’s point of view, who would you choose?

Did any parts of the book frighten you? Which ones?

If you were making a movie of this book who would you cast?