★ Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated Novel of March

★ Booklist Starred Review

★ “A Best Historical Fiction of Spring” – BookBub

★ LibraryReads Selection for March 2023

★ BookBub Most Anticipated of 2023

★ Lit Hub Top 25 Book for 2023

★ CrimeReads Top 25 Historical Crime Book to Look For in 2023

★ Zibby Magazine Most Anticipated Book of 2023



#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

★ Short-listed for the Hammett Prize by the International Association of Crime Writers

★ 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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What Happened to the Bennetts

★ 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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Interview: Author ‘Lisa Scottoline’ Talks Her New Book Loyalty https://redcarpetcrash.com/interview-author-lisa-scottoline-talks-her-new-book-loyalty/ In stores on Tuesday!! @LisaScottoline @PutnamBooks


18 hours ago
Lisa Scottoline
LOYALTY on tour! Thanks to the great Newtown Bookshop and to this terrific crowd! What a wonderful night, and I love you all! (Also can you tell I haven’t toured in four years?)🍋

LOYALTY on tour! Thanks to the great Newtown Bookshop and to this terrific crowd! What a wonderful night, and I love you all! (Also can you tell I haven’t toured in four years?)🍋 ... See MoreSee Less

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We love you, Lisa!! Thank you so much and congratulations on your pub date! LOYALTY is amazing!!!

I see me! OK, I used my magnifier app, but still ... It was WONDERFUL to see you again, and you look amazing! Can't wait to read the book!

What a great night! Loved listening to the family stories. We were 4th row center and Lisa's personality filled the auditorium.

Doing squats on stage really shows you're rusty, but at the same time, VERY excited! So happy you're back in your happy place!

It truly was a fabulous presentation! I love how "friggin" real you are!!! I laughed, I learned, and I loved everything about it! My only regret was you didn't bring Flat Bradley LOL I look forward to reading Loyalty!!!

Happy pub day Lisa Scottoline. Can’t wait to read your amazing book. I preordered and hope to receive soon.

Looks like an amazing night! I’m so excited I’ll be there tomorrow night to see you in person! It looks like you had a fantastic turnout!!!

It was so much fun to see you tonight. Much like watching you on Facebook, but better in person. Ive been reading your books for 30 + years. Tonight was “Friggin” awesome. Can’t wait to read Loyalty.

Thank you for a great evening! So much fun! I started reading your book last night! Stayed up later than I should have!❤️

I’m jealous you aren’t coming to Houston. Great turnout.

Great time tonight!! I see part of me…. I’m behind your hand!! Lol! Looking forward to reading Loyalty. Hope to see you again!

Friggin awesome night, Lisa! I loved your inspirations; about your family, Philip Roth, Sicily…But, most of all your excitement and genuine gratitude for your readers! Wishing you massive success with LOYALTY and the television adaptation to “What Happened to the Bennett’s”; a great read!! You Rock, Lisa!!🤗

But show us how you really feel about this book tour. Lol! So glad loyalty is out in the world! Another great read. Congratulations! 📚💗

As an author, what a dream come true! Your talent as a writer is only outshined by your in-person enthusiasm and love of your fans. Your joy is contagious!

Awesome‼️ Lisa you never disappoint us! You kept us laughing and inspired every minute! I can't wait to read Loyalty!

So much fun! Thank you for sharing your enthusiasm for everything with us!

So happy for you and excited to begin Loyalty ❤️

You are such an amazing lady!

Best of Luck in your book tour!

Best of luck on your book tour! I can’t wait to get my book!❤️

Awesome to see you in person! Enjoyed every minute of your presentation and looking forward to reading Loyalty!

Really enjoyed seeing you Lisa, thank you for all the awesome stories.

You are a joy!!

Loyalty just arrived….. so excited!!!!!

Wow was an amazing turnout!!! I can’t wait to see you on Sunday!

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2 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Thank you BookBub for naming LOYALTY One of the Best Historical Fiction of Spring!  https://www.bookbub.com/blog/historical-fiction-spring-2023?fbclid=IwAR3lFZYaJ_dAr2L2ZBlhVrG6lFmGiYdFaJxPxvwKqrxq9L6QuiJIAadaR2g

Thank you BookBub for naming LOYALTY "One of the Best Historical Fiction of Spring!" www.bookbub.com/blog/historical-fiction-spring-2023?fbclid=IwAR3lFZYaJ_dAr2L2ZBlhVrG6lFmGiYdFaJxP... ... See MoreSee Less

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I’m all tucked in with this long-awaited gem!

I’m holding off starting a new book so I can read “Loyalty” as soon as it gets here tomorrow!!

I’m so excited.

My copy shipped today from Barnes & Noble. Yay! I can't wait to get it.

Congratulations! So well deserved!

Please come to South Carolina for your book tour!!!

Amen to that! After reading the ARC, it's on the top shelf in my library - No one is allowed to borrow it - they'll have to buy their own. Loved everything about it!🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Well deserved! Congratulations!

Congratulations! I'm looking forward to reading it!

Tomorrow -- can't wait. Cleared my schedule so I can read beginning to end!!

You just get better and better, year after year! You rock!!!

I read a book, form an opinion, move to the next. Just do not get the whole concepts of book clubs when I could be reading, or watching tv.

Can’t wait to see you tomorrow night! So excited! 😘🤗!!

Can’t wait to receive my preorder and read!

Can’t wait! Congrats!!👍👍🎉🎉




Congratulations 🎉


Can’t wait for my copy to arrive!!

onlu one of the best? come on bob. of course LOYALTY IS THE BEST! LISA SCOTTOLINE WROTE IT. SHES THE BEST OF THE BEST. CPNGRATTS. LISA. CANT WAIT FOR MINE TO ARRIVE TUESDAY AND TO SEReYOU ON THURSDAY 3/30 INPROVIDENCE. r.i. got mu ticket. just waiting for the priźe of my book on tuesday. ti amo. anne from rhode island.

It's like Christmas in March 😊📚

It is ordered! Can’t wait

Can't wait to read it Lisa 😍

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