This reading group guide for Damage Control includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.
Maggie Silver has a lot on her plate. She is struggling to pay her mortgage, support her ill mother, and climb the career ladder at an exclusive, high-powered PR firm whose clients are tabloid-worthy movie stars and famous athletes. She’s been trained to clean up other people’s messes, but now Maggie is asked to take on her toughest client yet: Senator Henry Paxton. The distinguished statesman from Southern California also happens to be the father of Anabelle, Maggie’s estranged best friend from high school.
When Senator Paxton’s young female aid is murdered, Maggie must run damage control and prevent the scandal from growing—a challenge at any time, but even more so when she realizes the Senator isn’t telling the whole story. Finding herself once again wrapped up in the Paxtons’ glamorous world after all these years, Maggie is unexpectedly flooded with memories—some of them wonderful, others difficult to revisit. She can’t help but dwell on those stormy years in high school when her friendship with Anabelle