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1. Is it ever morally right to lie? Is there a difference between a big lie and the little white lies most everyone tells at some point? Can you think of instances in the Bible when people lied (with God’s blessing)?
2. Did it diminish Tucker’s character, in your opinion, that he asked Lauren to give him an alibi when it was a lie?
3. Lauren stayed fiercely loyal to Tucker through thick and thin. Most of us have not experienced a murder so close to home. How do you think you would have reacted if someone close to you were accused of murder?
4. Do you think Tucker did the right thing by disappearing without a trace and leaving Lauren to think he really was guilty? How do you react when people falsely accuse you?
5. From the start, the police concentrated on Tucker as the prime suspect. What could he have done to change that?
6. What strengths do you think you could call upon to help you cope with such a situation? Faith? Friends? Family support?
7. Have you observed behavior by the police or the media that gave you concern for a person you believed might be innocent?
8. What do you think about Lauren’s belief in Tucker’s innocence? Was she too naïve?
9. How did you feel about the circumstances of Tucker’s divorce from Margot?
10. Have you experienced—or observed—anyone caught up in a bitter battle for custody of a child?