Lisa Scottoline

What Happened to the Bennetts

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What Happened to the Bennetts

Sometimes justice is a one-man show.

From number one best-selling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.

Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.

Now you have to choose between law…and justice.

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns his owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s lacrosse game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

Later that awful night, Jason and his family receive a visit from the FBI. The agents tell them that the carjackers were members of a dangerous drug-trafficking organization – and now Jason and his family are in their crosshairs. The agents advise the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program right away, and they have no choice but to agree. But WITSEC was designed to protect criminal informants, not law-abiding families. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands.

Praise for What Happened to the Bennetts

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

★ 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 and 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

Now Available in Hardcover
Coming in Paperback on February 1, 2022


What war destroys, only love can heal.

Praise for Eternal

Indie Next Pick
Library Reads Selection
Good Morning America "Must Read Book of March" from Zibby Owens
Library Journal Starred Review
A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of March 2021

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.

Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella Paperback Cover Image


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

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Edit: the winner is Carolyn Harpole, from her share of Therese Anne Fowler’s post. Thanks, everyone, for your enthusiasm for these books! You can still get them (or in some cases, preorder) wherever you buy books!

Who wants this terrific collection of books to kick off your New Year's reading?! Thrity Umrigar Author , Lisa Scottoline , Therese Anne Fowler, Author, Lisa Wingate, Christina Baker Kline, and I have copies of each of our latest or forthcoming books, all to go to one of you! For chances at getting all 6, leave a comment, react to, and/or share this post (you can do all three). For more chances, find the image below on each author's page (linked above) and do the same there too! We’ll do the random thing Monday at noon eastern — so check back then to see if it’s you.** And please tell your friends. If any of you is picked, you can share!

Here's a bit more about each book:

Thrity Umrigar's HONOR, just out from Algonquin Books and the new Resse Witherspoon pick, tells the story of two couples and the sometimes dangerous and heartbreaking challenges of love across a cultural divide.

In #1 bestselling Lisa Scottoline's WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS*, coming from Putnam Books March 29, a family is attacked, never again to be the same, and now has to choose between law…and justice.

New York Times bestseller Therese Anne Fowler's IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THIS*, coming from St. Martin's Press June 7, is a keenly perceptive novel of sisterhood, heartbreak, home, and what it takes to remake a life at its halfway point.

Lisa Wingate’s instant New York Times bestseller, THE BOOK OF LOST FRIENDS, now in paperback from Ballantine, tells the stories of three women searching for family amid the destruction of the post–Civil War South, and a modern-day teacher who learns of their story's vital connection to her students’ lives.

Meg Waite Clayton's Good Morning America Buzz Pick THE POSTMISTRESS OF PARIS, just out from HarperCollins Harper Books, is a haunting love story and a tale of high-stakes danger about a young American heiress who helps artists and writers hunted by the Nazis escape from war-torn Europe.

In Christina Baker Kline's New York Times bestseller THE EXILES, now in paperback from HarperCollins William Morrow, three women in 19th-century Australia weather hardships together as they fight for redemption and freedom in a new society.

Happy New Year!
*These will be either advanced reader editions (paperbacks our publishers use for pre-publication) or final books when they become available.
**Apologies to our readers else-world; this is US only, and the fine print is at
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