Discussion Questions

The Alice Network  #discussalice

  1. Why did Eve tell Renee everything (all of her spy secrets) when he confronted her? She spilled it all during the finger breaking scene.  – Janette P

  2. Which character was your favorite and why? – Lori C

  3. How does the way the characters see themselves, differ from how others see them? How do you see the various characters? (Pick a character and let me know your thoughts) – Lori C

  4. I know how important my female friends are in my life. How did the friendships/relationships between the women play a part in the story? – Janette P

  5. Each character is suffering in some way as a result of war. How do you think each copes with their wounds and how do you think they help each other cope. – Lori C

  6. What scene was the most pivotal for the book? How do you think the story would have changed had that scene not taken place? – Lori C

  7.  Let's discuss Rene (Birderlon/Malassis/Gautier... As an informer to the Germans, how could he justify his hatred for spy's? – Lori C

  8. Charlie decided to have her baby and Eve had an abortion. How were their choices similar? – Janette P

  9. There were so many similarities in Finn and Cameron's characters. What do you think was the biggest difference in their character's personalities/traits/moral character and did their differences allow them to cope differently? – Lori C

  10. What surprised you most about the book? – Lori C

  11. I noticed Charlie's personality changed when she finally decided to leave her Mom, but when her Mom showed back up it changed again. What scenes did you see yourself in this story? – Mindy I

  12. Were there any moments where you disagreed with the choices of any of the characters? What would you have done differently? – Lori C

  13. What do you think was Eve's role in WW2? The mustache said she was involved in both the wars. – Aarusi S

  14. What did you think about Cameron's approach to Eve? Did you think at first it was a romantic approach or did you think he was approaching her for another reason?I honestly thought he was there to see about dating her when I first read that he showed up. – Mindi I

  15. From their first meeting, Violette did not like Eve.Why do you think? – Lori C

  16.  Did anyone check out the possible casting of the book’s characters on Kate Quinn’s Facebook page?They’re awesome! – Aarushi S

  17. When Eve showed up at the paws sop I was floored. Do you think Eve started to help solely for the money or another reason? I think she did it because she was surprised at Charlie’s determination and saw some of herself in Charlie. – Mindi I

  18. In the end, Charlie and Finn ended up settling in Grasse. Why do you think they chose that location as opposed to America, London, Scotland, etc. Which places in the book would you most like to visit if any? – Lori C

  19.  If you got the chance to ask the author of this book one question, what would it be? – Lori C

  20. There have been several instances in the book where females have been considered not equal to men, i.e. the gender prejudices (wedding is important, consent needed for money withdrawal). What are your views on that? – Aarushi S

  21. Did anyone know the history behind The Alice Network before reading the book? – Mary J

  22. Eve finds herself paying a great deal more than she ever expected (short and long term). In her desire to serve, do you think the young Eve was naive? What was it about her personality/character allowed her to be successful as a spy? – Lori C

  23. Could you sleep with René? I would want to bite his dick off (sorry for that vision). I just don’t think I could do it. I admire Eve for her courage to do the things she felt she had to do to help the war effort. – Mindi I

  24. Lili, Eve and Violette each had to possess certain qualities to be successful in their roles. What qualities do you think Lili possessed that set her aside as the leader of the Alice Network? – Lori C

  25. What did you think of the dual chronology? Do you think the author was successful in weaving together the two stories to complement each other? Did you find one to be more interesting than the other? – Lori C

  26. Which character in the book would you mot like to meet? – Lori C

  27. Do you feel like at at some point in their relationship, that Eve did start to care for Rene? – Connie C

  28. Do you think that Cameron’s child was his? – Mary J

  29. What did you love? What did you hate? What was your overall rating? – Cindi S


 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I enjoyed the story, spys, and character growth. Some spots were slow for me but never made me want to put it down.  Meagan B

4*. It was a little slow getting into. Took me longer to read than usual. Loved learning new facts and loved the author's note.  Lori C