#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

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Today is pub day for the mass market paperback edition of WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS which was a People magazine Best Book of the Week! and an Amazon.com Best Book of 2022!

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Love this book and you so much!!

Congratulations! ♥️♥️♥️

congrats, lisa. Amazon and people got it right...Best book of anything. it is an amazing book. written by the incomparable Lisa Scottoline! I loved every page and now I cant waitu to devour Loyalty on March 28, 203. another best seller wwaiting to be read. kudos, bella. ti amo.

This is a great book. Really liked it!!!

Couldn’t put it down once I started! Loved it!

Great read! Missing the book signings. . . Always so much fun seeing Lisa, Francesca and Laura with Donna Del Borrello Medora and Mickey!😄📖

Couldn’t put that book down! Awesome read.

This was such a great book to read.

Always the BEST Lisa!!!❤️

Omg! I loved this book. It was so good!!! A must read!

I'm listening to the audio book now!! Love it so far!!

Excellent novel!!!! Loved this book so much .

I finally got to read this over Thanksgiving break! Another Scottoline master piece❤️

Loved this book, and our book club with Lisa!

It was a great book! I loved it!

Yaaay!!BEST BOOK OF 2022🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Great holiday gift👍

This was a great book

This is my favorite so far of yours! But that is a hard choice since I love them all!

Reading this now!! Only a few chapters in and I already love it!!

One of the best reads of the year!

Loved this book so much! Got so many of my friends to read it!!! Congratulations!

Great book ❤️

I read it, very good and entertaining!

Love all your books!🤗💖

Best book of the year for me!

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I love this so much!!! The lemon grove... the background.... You are amazing.

Watching now!

I loved Eluzabeta, Marco and Sandro! Guess I’ll have to add Franco!!

This was so enjoyable! Glad you both had a great time on Thanksgiving

I remember when Boone and Kit were born!

I love your words!!!

So excited for this book. I love the huge lemons in Italy!

I love lemon bars! My favorite holiday treat

Love your pups!!

I love lemons. Pretty bag.

I love Daniel Silva too!! I just finished that book yesterday

I love these lessons behind the book 💕

You're amazing! I can't wait!

You are so funny!!😂❤️

Loved Eternal!!!!

You are so down to earth Lisa! I love that!

OOO! I’m reading Silva’s The New Girl right now! Have loved Gabriel Allon!

I made lemoncello!

I loved Eternal! I read it TWICE!!!

~ Wendy Carroll

Hi Lisa!! Love your friend!!❤️

I loved “the Order”

Love your novels!

Loved Eternal. Was so excited when I heard you were writing another one. Can’t wait to read

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