The Only One Left
by Riley Sager
Discussion Questions:
1. The Only One Left explores the theme of isolation and survival. How does the author create a sense of claustrophobia and tension within the setting? How does this contribute to the overall atmosphere of the story?

2. The main character is faced with the difficult decision to trust or suspect others. Discuss the theme of trust in the novel and how it evolves throughout the narrative.

3. The book is structured as a mystery, with layers of secrets and revelations. Were you able to anticipate the twists and turns, or did the story surprise you? How did the author keep you engaged and guessing?

4. The protagonist undergoes a transformation throughout the story. How does her character develop and change as the events unfold? Were you satisfied with her arc?

5. Discuss the role of secondary characters in The Only One Left. How do they contribute to the suspense and the overall narrative? Which characters stood out to you and why?

6. The Only One Left explores themes of survival, resilience, and the lengths one would go to stay alive. How did these themes resonate with you? Did they provoke any introspection or reflection?

7. The novel incorporates elements of psychological suspense and a sense of the unknown. How does the author create and maintain a sense of unease and anticipation? Were there any particular scenes or moments that stood out in terms of tension?

8. The book raises questions about the nature of identity, truth, and perception. How do these themes play out in the story? Did the ending provide satisfying answers or leave you with lingering questions?

Book Club Talking Points:
The novel explores themes such as trust, survival, identity, and the human capacity for resilience. These themes prompt meaningful discussions and allow book club members to delve into deeper conversations about the characters' choices and motivations.

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