Yesterday’s Echo Discussion Questions

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  1. What do you think the significance of the first sentence of the book is: The first time I saw her, she made me remember and she made me forget.
  2. Aside from her looks, why is Rick initially attracted to Melody? Is there a hidden reason why he agrees to help here? Could they ever stay together as a couple? Why? Why not? Would you like to see more of Melody?
  3. Peter Stone is a powerful and, some would say, evil man. Is he more nuanced than we see at first glance? What do you think he really thinks of Rick? Are the reasons Stone takes the actions he does believable? Would you like to see more of Peter Stone?
  4. What purpose does Midnight serve in the story?
  5. Is Detective Moretti a hero or a villain? Neither? Or, some of both?
  6. How significant is Rick’s father’s reputation in Rick’s life?
  7. Why does Rick feel betrayed by Turk? Will they ever be as close as they once were? Why? Why not?
  8. Why couldn’t Rick sustain a relationship with Kim? Are his reasons valid? What will become of Rick and Kim after his revelation at the very end of the book? Would you like to see more of Kim?
  9. Why does Rick feel responsible for his wife’s murder? Is his reason valid? Will he ever forgive himself? If he does, what does that say about him? What if he doesn’t?
  10. What do you think of Rick Cahill? Do you agree with the decisions he made in the book? What would you have done differently?