Book Club Questions for Judgment Day

“The Hook,” “The Book,” and “The Cook,” are terms frequently used in the book publishing industry. In this case, “The Hook” relates to a character that drew you into the story. “The Book” poses questions about specific scenes or characters. “The Cook” refers to questions you would ask the author about the story. If you want to learn more
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  1. Which character would you like to have lunch with? Why? What would you talk about?
  2. What is the first question you would ask her/him?
  3. If you were casting a movie of Judgment Day, who would you cast in the role of your lunch partner?
  4. Describe you lunch partner both in physical appearance and psychological makeup.


  1. Much of the story takes place in a county jail.  Did Judgment Day affect the way you perceive incarceration? Describe how your view has changed now that you have read the book.
  2. Magnolia Kanaranzi was an extremely volatile, difficult person. When you were reading Judgment Day were there times when you felt empathy or sympathy for her? When? Why?
  3. What did you learn about the legal process? About the political process?
  4. Did the book change your perspective on the role of a psychologist? Would you consider Dr. Bishop Pollock a good guy, or a bad guy?
  5. If five stars are “great” and one star is “awful”, how many stars would you give Judgment Day? [Please leave a review on Amazon, BookBub or Goodreads].


  1. What was the most surprising event in the story?
  2. What do you think should happen to Henri Hawke and Samantha Jones?
  3. If you could ask the author one question about the book, what would it be? [If you’d like an answer, email Rob at]

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