BOOK CLUB QUESTIONS
Too Good a Girl:
REMEMBERING OLENE EMBERTON AND THE MYSTERY OF HER DEATH
- What surprised you about the community’s reaction to the shock of an unsolved murder?
- What do you think of the way the story integrates elements of true crime, oral history, and memoir?
- Which person in the story did you find most compelling?
- Why do you suppose so many people in the victim’s town blamed her for what happened to her?
- Why do you think the community still clings to rumors about a cover-up and conspiracy concerning the Emberton case?
- How does “Too Good a Girl” compare to other true crime books you’ve read?
- Which scenes or chapters did you find most interesting?
- Although the author has her own theory as to what happened and “whodunit,” did she successfully allow readers to make up their own mind?
- Which parts of the book stood out for you?
- What did this book teach you?