Lisa Scottoline

Someone Knows


Someone Knows

Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force.


Someone Knows

Top Fiction Pick for April —Barnes & Noble
Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller List for Spring —Goodreads
Mystery & Thriller Best Book of the Month —Amazon
“Must-Listen Audiobook for April” —Apple Books

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn’t always mean innocent.

Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she’s full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.

Twenty years earlier, an horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. The teenagers kept what happened a secret, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse.

Allie has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did, and by the fact that she never told a soul. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn’t punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it’s a life sentence.

Now, Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She’s ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. She digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming–and neither will the reader.

A deeply emotional examination of family, marriage, and the true nature of justice, Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by a beloved author at the top of her game.

Praise for Someone Knows

“Scottoline fills the pages with twists and turns and plenty of skeletons in family closets….[fans] will race to the end.”


“[A] heartfelt tale that touches on family, marriage, justice, and how emotional wounds drive the choices people make. Scottoline’s fans will be well satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly
Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella

Every year, Lisa and Francesca, her daughter and fellow author, host a two-day event for book clubs at Lisa’s farm in Pennsylvania.


Sneak Peek into Lisa’s Next Book Project

Eternal will be Lisa’s first historical novel, which will be set in Italy during the fascist reign of Mussolini.

I became an author because of Philip Roth, his seminar and his books, especially his survey of the harrowing first-person accounts of the Holocaust. Roth admired very much the books of Primo Levi, notably his Survival in Auschwitz, which haunted me for decades to follow. I knew that someday I would write about the Holocaust in Italy and have been researching and studying it since then.

Lisa Scottoline in Italy

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Lisa Scottoline
Time is Relatives
By Lisa ScottolineWhat a difference a week makes.
Happy New Year!
You may have noticed that Thanksgiving came late this year and it’s already the year 3000.
Okay, I’m exaggerating, but isnt that what it feels like?Click to read the rest:

Time is Relatives
By Lisa Scottoline

What a difference a week makes.
Happy New Year!
You may have noticed that Thanksgiving came late this year and it’s already the year 3000.
Okay, I’m exaggerating, but isn't that what it feels like?

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True! There is another reason that I have not even started wrapping yet this year, because I am reading your book EXPOSED and I can't put it down! Read another chapter or go find the scissors and tape? READ ANOTHER CHAPTER!! You're my favorite! And I want to find out what happens and so I have to keep reading, instead of going to sleep so that I am rested for arbitration tomorrow (girl lawyer but my firm is nowhere near as cool as Bennie's...). Thank you, Lisa Scottoline! 🙂

Merry Christmas to you and Francesca! I’m terrible at wrapping. Dollar store gift bags work!

I love your essays in the Inquirer! Also all your books! Merry Christmas to you and Francesca!

Love the essays. Merry Christmas to Francesca and you 🎄🎄(all the furry friends, too).

Make Thanksgiving the Friday before Columbus Day for a true four day weekend and dispense with this Black Friday silliness.

Best thing I read all week. Love you, Lisa! Happy Everything to you and your family. 🥳

That’s was so funny,and true! This year it’s coming to fast!

Yes, it would have been much wiser to have made Thanksgiving holiday in October when it’s harvest time. At least that’s what I 🤔

Love this one!! So on point!! Love and Merry Christmas to you both!!

Extra love for this one! ❤️❤️❤️ You and Francesca have a wonderful Christmas! 🎄🎄🎄When is your next book? 🥰

I’m w you and I feel your pain!🤔😂

Sweet!! It IS time for a woman president! And not just for the adorable reasons you gave!!!! I am not an early shopper. Always right up to the minute, until I get motivated by sleepless night!!!!

So if I am shopping at the KOP Mall do I have a chance of running into you? I alway love when you use the places I know so well as part of your setting in stories. My tree went up before thanksgiving and my gifts were bought mid for wrapping!

Great column. Thanks for the laugh! See you next week. 💜🤩💜

Merry Christmas Lisa to you and Francesca. I so loved seeing you at the Toms River Library. Just relax and have another Margarita 🙂

Lisa, I absolutely love this column! You spoke for so many women, myself included, who are not that crazy about these back to back Holidays. Speaking for myself only now, they make me Crazy 🤪 With all said I still want to wish you and your daughter a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year.🎄🥂

This was one of my favorites!

I always get stressed about being behind. It all works out in the end.

Always entertaining!

Hahaha that one was the best!! You always make me feel more sane!

You are not alone!

Isn’t this the truth??? Lol

Another great column, Lisa. Thanks for all the enjoyment you bring all year. I hope 2020 is a healthy and joyous year for you and your darling Francesca.

Like the trash lines alot

While you are at it, please change it to a Friday! Who thought Thursday was a good idea having to use a personal day to make a long weekend! Love your thoughts Lisa, always a good read. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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