ABOUT THE BOOK

Loyalty

#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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Eternal

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

EARLY PRAISE

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

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Happy Pub Day to my short story, Pigeon Tonys Last Stand as part of the We Could Be Heroes collection, which is available today on ebook and audiobook from Amazon Publishing! It is free for Amazon Prime members and Amazon Kindle Unlimited members! Fans of my Rosato & DiNunzio books will love the antics of the beloved Tonys and Mary DiNunzio and will cheer them on as they redefine the definition of a hero. For those who have not read the series, this is a great introduction!
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Happy Pub Day to my short story, "Pigeon Tony's Last Stand" as part of the We Could Be Heroes collection, which is available today on ebook and audiobook from Amazon Publishing! It is free for Amazon Prime members and Amazon Kindle Unlimited members! Fans of my Rosato & DiNunzio books will love the antics of the beloved Tonys and Mary DiNunzio and will cheer them on as they redefine the definition of a hero. For those who have not read the series, this is a great introduction!
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You are amazing!!!♥️♥️♥️

As soon as I saw this, I went to my Prime account and got the story. I just sat at my computer and read it start to finish. LOVED IT!!! I miss Mary and the Tonys. I also enjoy your Monday night chats. In CA it starts at 4:30 PM, so I am not always home. However, I watch it when I can. I won't miss a week. I have been a reader of your books from the very beginning. Keep writing.🥰🥰

I’m so excited to read this. I love that Pigeon Tony is getting his own story!!!

You are astonishing! I remember when you came to B&N Freehold NJ (2005?), breezing through the door with a big smile and some witty banter, excited to greet your readers and have a lively conversation. And so it continues ... thanks for sharing your talents with the world! ❤❤

I just remembered that Pigeon Tony was one of Mary’s dad’s friends! This is going to be great!

I love the Tonys! But I don’t know, a short story. I need a book. 😊📚

I’m reading it now and it’s great. Congratulations, you’ve done it again. I have Kindle Unlimited but I think I need to buy a copy to have in my collection. What a pub day!!! Pigeon Tony, Code Name Sapphire by Pam Jenoff and The House Guest by Hank Phillippi Ryan. My Kindle and Nook apps are smokin hot!

I love that series!!! Such strong female characters. I love the local references. Any new ones in the works?

I’ll be reading it tonight or tomorrow! Yay!!!

So bummed that this was not on paper book. I Have no way for e books and don’t like audio. So I guess I’ll never know about it. Any chance it will ever be out on paper

I’m so extricate read tonight!!!!

Thank you for another DiNunizo story. I’ve missed them, started this today 💟

Delightful so far. “I have a prostrate the size of Jersey”. Ha, being originally from N.J. I cracked up at this line.

Great books! Love all the characters.

Will Mary and co. be back for a full-length adventure?

Thank you SO much! I love the Tony’s and can’t wait to read and listen!

Read it. Loved it.

Just downloaded. Thank you. I love Pigeon Tony.

Loved pigeon Tony and all his friends

I love that series!!!!!

It's been years since the audiobook was available by us. Fortunately, our library stocks a hardcopy and Tom reads from it for me at bedtime. He's no Barbara Rosenblat but he's there when needed and she isn't!

Wish it were in book form. I love those characters.

Thanks Lisa I just put it on my Kindle! Can’t wait to read it! Hugs♥️🦅🦅

It was awesome to wake up to the email from Amazon that it was in my kindle! Can't wait to read it!

Please, please tell me it will be available on other audiobook companies. I do not have Amazon Prime. Love Pigeon Tony!!

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Thank you for these fascinating historical facts! I’m learning so much!

I’ve never seen pistachios growing. So exciting

I’ve never seen one

Sorry I’m late

I’m getting it!,

I’m hungry

I used to live near a tuna processing plant in California. I bought tuna right off the boats. I never knew this about canned tuna. Love learning new things especially history.

I’m here from BOSTON!!!

Hi! Sorry I’m late! Pooches needing supper thought they should come first. 🤣

hese are SO fun! Thanks!

Hi, Lisa! I love your Monday nights!

Pretty bag! So cheerful!

I love these on Monday nights!

I love these Monday presentations!!!

I love it. Pretty for summer time

I love Pigeon Tony!

Hello from Staunton VA. Love your books.

I love love love pistachios

I love pigeon Tony, but I don't have amazon prime.

I’m an ex daughter in law of a very Sicilian family. The ex, I don’t miss but the Sicilian culture/FOOD! I sure miss, oh and the Italian card games after Sunday family dinner

Jersey girls love you!

Great prize! You are so generous, Lisa!🥰

Formally from Chester springs and now living in CT - love your books!!

Hi Lisa. I love all this background you are sharing.

I like that family! I’ll take mine no salt 😀

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