Essay Topic 1
Choose a theme from the book (greed, power, money, conspiracy, etc.) and write an essay that explains how this theme relates to the plot. Identify characters and their actions that exemplify this theme as well as how it connections to the murder investigation of Susan Martin. Provide text evidence from throughout the book that explains how this theme relates to the plot and characters.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay that identifies and explains the scapegoats in this book. In your essay, select several the characters that are used to benefit the defense's case and explain how each person is manipulated.
Essay Topic 3
Describe the relationship between Elvis Cole and Lucy Chenier. Explain how their relationship evolves from when these characters first meet until the end of the book. How does their relationship change? How does Elvis' role in the Teddy Martin murder investigation impact this relationship...
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