1. Did you believe Tru Hickman was innocent at the beginning, or were you skeptical because of his past criminal offenses?
2. What percentage of incarcerated criminals in today’s jails, do you think, may be imprisoned unjustly? Is it true that the prisons have become a cottage industry as some have suggested?
3. Did you think Shane and Alexa were going to break up? Have you known couples in real life that separated following a traumatic injury?
4. Did you think Shane and Scout were going to have an affair, or remain friends? Is an emotional affair as bad as a physical one?
5. Do you think it’s true that couples are like boats, as described in the book, where they sail side-by-side for awhile, have some distance for some time, but come back together? Is that a normal marriage?
6. Should Alexa have been allowed to go back to work so soon after her brain injury? Should the psychiatrists for the LAPD have allowed her to go back to work?
7. Do you think that corruption in police departments and city halls could be as prevalent in real life as it is in Three Shirt Deal? Have your local officials ever been caught in illegal activities?
8. Alexa wants Shane to give up trying to prove Tru’s innocence. If you were faced between helping to free an innocent stranger from life in prison or keeping your strained marriage together, what would you do?
9. Would it be possible to fix a contest like the one in Three Shirt Deal? Do you think this type of scam perpetrated by Mike Church and Wade Wyatt happens in real life? How often?
10. Why do people enjoy roller coasters? They’re dangerous as heck! Explain the the appeal of this self-induced terror.