Discussion Questions for Dark Paradise

Consider these questions as you read by yourself or in your book club.

  • Which characters would you most like to meet?

  • What was your favorite part of the plot? 

  • How do you think Boise Montague evolved as a character in Dark Paradise?

  • What do you think about the influence that St. Thomas has on Boise? Is the island’s influence on Dana different or similar? 

  • Is there a place in the world that you feel strongly influenced by? If so, where is it and why does it make you feel a certain way?

  • What do you think about the role of journalism in solving mysteries and crimes? Are there any examples in the real-world that Dark Paradise made you think of?

  • What aspects of Dark Paradise make it a noir novel? 

  • What do you predict for Boise and Dana’s future?