Author Margery B. Metzger has been leading community discussions and passionately engaging with readers about her recent publication HIDDEN DEMONS: Evil Visits a Small New England Town. In a thought-provoking continuation of her narrative, she has crafted a set of compelling discussion questions designed to guide readers through a deeper exploration of the harrowing events that unfold within this chilling tale.
These questions are an open invitation to unravel the intrigue, motivations, and consequences that shape the story's progression and encourage profound reflections on the broader themes interwoven throughout the book.
Questions to Ponder
Discuss Among Yourselves
1. Did you notice any clues that were missed that could have zeroed in on Lewis Lent earlier?
2. How do you think our 24/7 news cycle of today would have made a difference in the earlier detection of Lewis Lent, Nicholas Mangiardi, and Wayne Lo?
3. Why do you think Lewis Lent has not revealed where he left the bodies of his other victims?
4. Why do you think Lewis Lent confessed to the murder of Sara Anne Wood when no one suspected him of that crime?
5. Although Massachusetts and many other states do not have capital punishment, do you feel that someone who commits crimes as heinous as Lent's should be put to death?
6. What changes in your community's public institutions and buildings have you noticed that enhance security since the 1990's?
7. What discussions have you had with your children regarding "stranger danger?"
8. How do parents balance educating our children to stay safe without frightening them?