December 31, 2009

Giveaway: 7th Heaven by James Patterson



Description (taken from here):

A terrible fire in a wealthy suburban home leaves a married couple dead and Detective Lindsay Boxer and her partner Rich Conklin searching for clues. And after California's golden boy, Michael Campion has been missing for a month, there finally seems to be a lead in his case--a very devastating lead.

As fire after fire consume couples in wealthy, comfortable homes, Lindsay and the Murder Club must race to find the arsonists responsible and get to the bottom of Michael Campion's disappearance. But suddenly the fires are raging too close to home.

Frightened for her life and torn between two men, Lindsay must find a way to solve the most daunting dilemmas she's ever faced--at work and at home.


Reading Group Guide

1. Arson is a very curious crime to commit. Why do you think someone would be drawn to this crime? Do you believe in Freud’s theory as stated in the book?

2. In your opinion, would Junie’s occupation affect her credibility in the courtroom? Should it? For example, is a lawyer or doctor a more credible defendant/witness than a garbage collector?

3. In trying Junie Moon, Yuki tried to use public sympathy for Michael Campion to turn the jury against the defendant. What do you think of that type of tactic in a trial setting?

4. Conklin suspects Chuck Hanni, the arson investigator, for actually committing the arson crimes in the book. Why do you think serial murderers would choose professions close to their crimes?

5. Junie Moon’s intelligence and self esteem are brought up by the defense as reasons why she could have given a false confession. Do you think everyone who confesses is guilty? Do you believe interrogations should be taped?

6. In Junie Moon’s trial, much of the prosecution’s case is based on spoken testimony. What is your opinion on convicting someone for murder without physical evidence, but compelling testimony?

7. The Moluccan cockatoo Peaches, formerly known as Horndog, was described as depressed when it was living in the pet store. Do you think it is possible for animals to get depressed or have psychological problems like people?

8. Joe voices his worry that Lindsay’s relationship with Rich has become more intimate than the typical office relationship. Do you think Lindsay’s relationship with Rich could lead to something inadvertently? Should she request a change of partner out of respect for her relationship with Joe? Who do you think is better suited to Lindsay?

9. Connor Campion was very controlling of Michael because he feared for his son’s life. How can modern parents set appropriate boundaries with their children in an age where kids have access to cell phones, computers and other devices that allow them to live lives fairly independent of their parents?

10. As prosecutor it is Yuki’s right to believe the Junie is guilty and her duty to try her as such. There is a moral dilemma if a prosecutor feels that a defendant could be innocent or if a defense lawyer feels their client may be guilty. How do you think defense lawyers and prosecutors reconcile these conflicts?

Book Information:
7th Heaven by James Patterson

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Valerie over at Hachette has given me permission to give away 5 copies of this book
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24 comments:

Sheila Deeth said...

It does sound an interesting book. I tried not to read all the questions though in case they gave something away.

CallMeKayla said...

sounds good!

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+1 I really like James Patterson. It sounds like an interesting read.

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Lee P said...

I am a huge James Patterson fan, but haven't read this one yet. Thank you for this very nice giveaway and please count me in.

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Linda Henderson said...

Sounds like a great book.

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Amy said...

This is definitely on my must read list!
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Nancye said...

James Patterson is an awesome writer! I would love to win this book!

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Linda K said...

James Patterson's books are always enjoyable reads.

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Aik said...

I'd love to win! Thanks!

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Eric & Sarita said...

I want to win!

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Angie said...

I enjoy Patterson's easy writing style

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Jaime said...

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Amber Young said...

Would love to read this book. Thanks for the contest!

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Lacey said...

great giveaway!

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silverhartgirl said...

I would love to read this book

Jeff said...

I would love to win!

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rick said...

I just read my first book from James Patterson last week. Now I want to catch up on some of his other stuff.

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