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
Lisa is on her last week of book sabbatical, so here is a classic Mother Mary column in honor of Lisas recent birthday:Happy Birthday
By Lisa ScottolineIt’s the time of year when Mother Mary comes to visit, and drama follows.Click to read the rest:

Lisa is on her last week of book sabbatical, so here is a classic Mother Mary column in honor of Lisa's recent birthday:

Happy Birthday
By Lisa Scottoline

It’s the time of year when Mother Mary comes to visit, and drama follows.

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Happy Belated Birthday! I especially love your audio books. I listen to them at my boring job. The narrator's are amazing and are always enjoyable. Usually having sitting at the edge of my seat. I also love your books with daughter Francesca. They have me laughing and crying, especially when I heard mother Mary passed on to Heaven.

Happy belated birthday! Love your books but miss your mother Mary stories.

Happy Birthday Lisa and many more thanks for sharing such a memory of mother Mary she was a hoot we all loved her

Happy Birthday Lisa! Thank you for sharing!

Happy Birthday Lisa from Cheryl with the Florida tan. 😎🏝

I’m 61, and losing the ability to walk. But, I try to go everyday!! Even if it is just to the mailbox!! Keep walking!!! And, Happy Birthday!!!

Happy Birthday and many more. The more birthdays the more books. Lol🍷🎂❤️

Happy belated birthday.Beauful family

Happy Birthday the way , my mother also wears a comma behind her ear, some new fashion trend I suppose.

Happy Birthday Lisa! Love that you still get to spend time with family for your birthday. Creating wonderful memories and joy.

Such a terrific picture! I have been looking for that summer book you two usually do because I needed some humor.

Happy birthday, Lisa. Wonderful that you still have your mom, snd can enjoy Margaritas with her and your daughter. You are blessed. Love you Lisa Scottoline! ❤️

Happy Birthday Lisa. Hope you had a beautiful day with you family. God bless you. 🎂🍷🎈

Have a wonderful birthday!!

Happy birthday. I also worked at woolworths selling toys when I was 17. The year of the hula hoop. Good memories.

Happy Birthday Lisa! Wishing you a year of making more fabulous memories with your beautiful family! 💞🎂🥳🧁🎈

Oh marvellous photo. So your wonderful mother Mary in your books is sort of based on your dear mum. Who are the other lovely people please?

Happy birthday, Lisa! The last line brought a tear to my eye.

I love stories about Mother Mary! Thanks for the good read.

Love your Mother Mary stories

Love it!! And both of you. Buon compleanno Lisa.

A dear reflection of birthdays. I am glad you had a happy one with your family!


Happy Birthday who's books bring happiness and relaxation to many thank you

Happy Birthday,Lisa ! Hope you have the best year ever !

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