Study Guide – The Vanishing Wife

  1. What was unique about the setting of The Vanishing Wife and how did it enhance or take away from the story?
  2. What specific themes did the author emphasize throughout the novel? What do you think he was trying to get across to the reader?
  3. Do the characters seem real and believable? Do any of them remind you of someone you know?
  4. How do Mason Seaforth and Marcie Kane change or evolve throughout the course of the story? What events trigger the changes?
  5. How did you feel about the characters? Who did you like or not like and why?
  6. What did you think of the plot line development?
  7. What moral/ethical choices did Mason Seaforth make? What did you think of his choices?
  8. Mason was threatened if he called the authorities. Should he have called anyway? Was it worth the risk? What would you do in that situation?
  9. Put yourself in Mason’s situation. How far would you go to find a loved one who has disappeared?