Raven Black, Week 4

Welcome to the final discussion of Raven Black.

Did the story finish like you thought it would? I was shocked by the ending. I didn't see that coming at all. 

I was very surprised when Cassie was taken. I was glad that her kidnapping showed that Magnus wasn't guilty, but I didn't like it as a plot point. I was so nervous that something terrible was going to happen to her. I can't imagine how scared Fran was during that time. 

What do you think of Magnus by the end of the story? I was really sad for him, but I was angry that he participated in any part of Catriona's disappearance. I think he wasn't able to fully comprehend his actions, but still, it was sad that he buried her without telling anyone about it. I can't believe his mom put him in that position. What do you think will happen to Magnus after the book is finished? I don't know if the townspeople will really warm up to him, especially since he did participate in Catriona's death and disappearance. 

Were you surprised that Robert didn't end up having anything to do with Catherine's death? I really thought he was the murderer,especially when Cassie was found in his car. And, when we found out that Robert slapped Catherine and she filmed it--I thought for sure that showed that he had motive to kill her. I was really surprised.

What do you think about the fact that much of the story is told from Sally's perspective, even though she was the murderer? I don't know if I've ever read a mystery book where the murderer is one of the narrators? I just had no idea that Sally was involved at all. I didn't suspect her at all. I felt like there were so many suspicious men throughout the entire story. What do you think of Sally's story that she killed Catherine to protect Robert? I guess I understand that she was really infatuated with Robert, and she was glad that he was giving her so much attention, but it was just wild that she thought she needed to protect him by killing her friend. Sally really showed her true colors at the end when she was sad that she was going to miss out on seeing everyone's reactions to her being the murderer. She was really deranged. How do you think her parents will be treated once Sally goes to prison? I already think her mom didn't have a lot of fans, so I'm guessing people won't be super mind to them. 

Do you think Fran and Perez are going to continue to see each other? I felt like they had a spark, especially at the end of the book. It seems like he is going to stay on the island, so I think they will continue to run into each other. 

What did you think of the book? I thought it was a really great mystery, and I really enjoyed reading it. I can understand why it won some awards. If you enjoyed this book and would like to read or watch similar things, check out this list I created. Make sure to let me know if you check out anything on the list!

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