This reading group guide for The Secret She Kept includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
Magazine editor Lance Kingston thinks he’s found the perfect woman in Tia Jiles—a beautiful and philanthropic lawyer on her way to making partner. After a whirlwind courtship, Lance ignores his family’s warnings and marries Tia—but after the wedding, her manic behavior clues Lance in to a serious secret she’s been hiding. With in-laws who do more harm than good and stubborn resistance from Tia, Lance urges his wife to seek medical attention. But ups-and-downs in her career, plus an unexpected pregnancy, make Tia even more unstable. As he navigates through her illness, Lance faces life-altering decisions as he tries to help his wife when she refuses to help herself. Questions and Topics for Discussion
1. Lance’s grandmother admonishes, “Crazy leaves clues.” Before they were married, what clues did Lance ignore about Tia and her behavior?
2. Uncle Leo and Virginia disagree on whether Tia should be honest with Lance. Discuss how each person pulls Tia in a different direction. In y