#1 best-selling author Lisa Scottoline delivers Loyalty, an emotional, action-packed epic of love and justice, set during the rise of the Mafia in Sicily.

Loyalty can save a soul, or destroy one.

Franco Fiorvanti is a handsome lemon grower toiling on the estate of a baron. He dreams of owning his own grove, but the rigid class system of Sicily thwarts his ambition. Determined to secure a better future, Franco will do anything to prove his loyalty to the baron. But when the baron asks him to kidnap a little boy named Dante, Franco makes a decision that will change his life — and even the history of Sicily — forever.

Gaetano Catalano is an idealistic young lawyer whose devotion to justice is tantamount to a calling. He’s a member of the Beati Paoli, a real-life secret society of aristocrats who investigate crime in Palermo, a city riddled with graft. Gaetano sets out to find the boy and punish the kidnapper, but his mission leads him to a darker place than he had ever imagined.

Meanwhile, Mafalda Pancari is a new mother rejoicing at the birth of her daughter Lucia, when disaster strikes. And Alfredo D’Antonio is a goatherd living as a hermit, under constant threat of being discovered as a Jew.

This cast of unforgettable characters collides in this epic tale of good versus evil, as Loyalty twists and turns to its monumental showdown. Readers will be transported to the dramatic and ruggedly beautiful island of Sicily, the jewel of the Mediterranean, where lush lemon groves and mouth-watering cuisine contrast with a turbulent history of colonization and corruption. Scottoline brings her decades of thriller writing to historical fiction, creating in Loyalty a singular novel that no reader will be able to put down.

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Praise for Loyalty

★ Amazon Best Book of 2022 - Mystery/Suspense/Thriller of the Year

Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2022 - Mystery/Thriller of the Year

★ #2 New York Times Bestseller

★ #1 Apple Books Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

People Book of the Week

★ Library Reads Selection

★ Highly Anticipated Thriller of 2022 by Buzzfeed

★ Goodreads Most Anticipated Spring Book

★ Goodreads Most Anticipated Mystery of 2022

★ Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery Thriller of 2022

★ Bookbub Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller of 2022

★ Top 10 Editors Pick for March by Audiofile Magazine

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★ Instant New York Times Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

★ An Indie Bestseller

★ Chosen as a "Buyer's Pick" by Costco

★ Ingram Book Club Pick

★ Good Morning America “Must Read Book of March” from Zibby Owens

★ A USA Today "Book Not to Miss"

★ Indie Next Pick

★ Library Reads Selection

★ Barnes & Noble "Best Historical Fiction to Read Right Now"

Library Journal Starred Review

★ A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of March 2021

★ Best Historical Novel of 2021 - Cosmopolitan

★ Goodreads Nominated for Best Historical Fiction of 2021

★ Best Historical Fiction – Foreign Policy Magazine

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What war destroys, only love can heal.

Debut Novel from Francesca Serritella

Lisa's daughter, Francesca Serritella, with whom she has written their funny memoirs every summer, had her first novel published on May 5, 2020. Lisa couldn’t be prouder of her! She thinks you’ll love it too. She hopes you order it today.

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★ Best First Novel Finalist– International Thriller Writers

Philadelphia Magazine “Great Beach Read of 2020”

★ Amazon Editor’s Pick for “Best of the Month”

★ Goodreads “May’s Most Anticipated Novel”

★ Named a “Thriller that Will Have You on the Edge of Your Seat This Summer” by PopSugar

★ Named an “Addictive New Thriller” by Book Riot

Teen Vogue Book Club Pick

Parade Magazine’s Best Thriller & Mystery of Summer

★ Best Books of 2020: Boston.com Reader’s Pick

★ Favorite College-Set Thriller of All Time – Audible.com


Ghosts of Harvard is written with a masterly, focused hand, belying the fact that this is Serritella’s debut novel. The pages burn with frenetic energy and are peopled by memorable, compelling characters. The tension is palpable, the twists and surprises perfectly timed and the stakes as high as humans should be asked to endure. The end result, a novel you will long remember and characters you will want to see again. A triumph in every respect.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci

“Wow, what a lively, compelling, and intoxicating debut. Ghosts of Harvard is so many things—a rumination on grief, a glimpse behind the ivory walls of a famous institution, a poignant look at mental illness, and a powerful story about the ghosts that haunt us all. Francesca Serritella is my new ‘go-to’ author.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Harlan Coben

“Every time I thought I knew where Ghosts of Harvard was heading, I turned out to be wrong. Part mystery, part ghost story, part psychological thriller, this novel is all entertainment.”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Picoult

Lisa is so grateful to be read and loves book clubs! So Lisa will hold a contest and randomly choose five book clubs that will have a personal Zoom book club visit with Lisa, and they will also receive a delivery of treats to enjoy during the event!

Lisa will be holding a special virtual Big Book Club Party for all the book clubs who enter, and A Cappella Readers can join the fun! Lisa knows not everyone can be in a book club and many readers are a cappella, just like her, so you can enter your book club or as a single entry and join Lisa’s A Cappella Book Club!

The special virtual Big Book Club Party for all book clubs and A Cappella Readers who enter will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 8:00 pm ET.

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Lisa Scottoline
Cant wait! Thank you The Poisoned Pen Bookstore and Hank Phillippi Ryan!

Can't wait! Thank you The Poisoned Pen Bookstore and Hank Phillippi Ryan!It's epic. It's brilliant. It's riveting.
Join me (Hank Phillippi Ryan) with the incredible incomparable Lisa Scottoline for the virtual launch of LOYALTY via The Poisoned Pen Bookstore, this Sunday at 2 PM ET on FB and YT.
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Im so grateful for these incredibly kind words about LOYALTY from the brilliant Kristin Harmel! I adore Kristin and her historical fiction, so this is a real honor!

Less than a week to go for LOYALTY to hit stores, but you can pre-order now!

I'm so grateful for these incredibly kind words about LOYALTY from the brilliant Kristin Harmel! I adore Kristin and her historical fiction, so this is a real honor!

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I adore you and absolutely loved this book! I can’t wait for everyone to get a chance to read it!

It is a masterpiece! Sicily spectacular! ♥️♥️♥️

I’m so flipping excited to read this!!!

Cant wait for my pre order. You are the best. Your daughter is also a great author. Cant wait for her next book.

I’m looking forward to reading this!! Thanks for your books!

I’m looking forward to Loyalty. I just read Eternal! ❤️ I don’t usually read and read but Eternal, I sat at the kitchen and read for an hour BEFORE breakfast to finish it. The kind of book I wanted to see what happens but didn’t want it to end 😊

cant wair. few more dayd. another masterpiece by scottoline! love you lisa. thanks.

I have family in Southern Sicilia & I visit frequently..my sons wedding was held in our small family Town..I was beyond happy they chose to go back to where our story began..a tribute to all of our Ancestors..will purchase your Book soon.Grazie ❤

Looking forward to next week when my preorder gets shipped!!!

So excited. Waiting on my preorder as well 🥰

Counting the days until my preorder arrives!

Pre-ordered in January! Can’t wait!

It's on my list! Love Lisa S

That's awesome! Congratulations!this

I can’t wait to receive my pre-ordered book, Loyalty!

Since my father is from this region of Italy I’m really interested in reading this! ❤️❤️

I was SO lucky to read an ARC of this book and it is amazing!!!

Can’t wait!!

I can’t wait!!

I’m buying it now!

Congratulations 👏👏👏And I preordered betcha I Did👏🏼

Can’t wait to get my preordered copy!!

Looking forwarded to reading this.

Can't wait to read it! Love the Italian culture!

I am reading Eternal now.

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