★ #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

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 a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s field hockey 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

★ 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

Now Available in Paperback


What war destroys, only love can heal.

Praise for Eternal

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

★ 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

Twenty book clubs will be randomly chosen to win a personal Zoom book club visit with Lisa and receive a delivery of treats to enjoy during the event! But everyone is a winner! A special virtual Big Book Club Party for all book clubs who enter will take place on Monday, June 20, 2022. Get the chance to experience the joy of the Big Book Club Party from your own home!

Not in a book club? No problem. Lisa wants everyone to have a chance to win, so she has created an “A Cappella Book Club” for individuals who enter which will take place on Wednesday, June 22, 2022! 25 lucky readers will also get a special bonus delivery of treats to enjoy!

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2 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Happy Fourth of July!!! We love this country and all of you!! #FourthofJuly

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Happy Fourth of July!🇺🇸🎆

Happy America Day! And thank you for sharing your amazing imaginative talent with all of us!

God Bless AMERICA🇺🇸 ~ and you Lisa♥️

Sweet & cute Furbabies! Hope your 4th of July was good.

Happy 4th to u too, Lisa! Hope you and your furry ones have a happy and safe holiday today

I love this picture. Hope you had a wonderful 4th of July. 🇺🇸😘❤️

So adorable!❤️happy belated 4 th of July Lisa

Absolutely precious! that tongue 😉😀🐶

Happy July 4th🇺🇸🇺🇸

Happy 4th of July everyone ❤️❤️❤️

They are so cute!!!! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 Happy Fourth!!

Happy 4th. I'm celebrating by reading one of your books.

Happy little guys

Love you and your fur babies

Absolutely precious!

Happy 4th🇺🇸.

We love you too. ❤️

Love those fur babies ❗😁

Right back at you, Lisa and friends.

So sweet!❤️❤️

Happy 4th🇱🇷

Happy 4th🇺🇸🐾🇺🇸🐾

Aaawwww......those puppers look so cuddly. Cuteness!

Back at you and the pups!🙏🇺🇸

They are so adorable

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4 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Mother Mary Had Priorities
By Lisa Scottoline  Mother Mary was a great mother.
But she was not a great housekeeper.
Guess which mattered more.  Click to read the rest: https://www.scottoline.com/humorous-essays/

Mother Mary Had Priorities
By Lisa Scottoline

Mother Mary was a great mother.
But she was not a great housekeeper.
Guess which mattered more.

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Love this! ♥️♥️♥️bellisima

I always have loved stories about Mother Mary! She must have been just an incredible woman! Can't wait for our book club with you on Thursday!

Oh, Lisa - thank you for this essay post. You are so right - we are going through hard times and having a mother Mary right now to give us love bites would be wonderful, but we don't. So we cry, and we eat carbs, and we laugh at the ordinary things like cats, and dogs (and horses that lie down when you groom them)and then we get up and fight, however we can. Thank you for writing things that make me laugh...and cry, and remind us that we are all a community and together we can effect change. Big hugs...

I remember meeting your Mom at B&N Moorestown NJ. I told her how much I love all your books but I hadn’t read any for awhile as I was taking care of my Mom. She had passed (2009) so I was there to get your latest. She hugged me tugging you over to hear my story.❤️🙏

This put such a smile on my face. Thank you for reminding us to always laugh.

Love Mother Mary!! Will never forget her and so glad we had a great meeting with her in your kitchen after one of your book parties!! I treasure pictures with her and our book club members!! She was the best and raised the best Daughter as you have too!!👸👸👸🥇🌟📖❤️

Loved Mama Mary, Lisa! She did an amazing job raising a beautiful, generous, and FUNNY daughter. All my love!

You both have that twinkle in your eyes look! God bless you both! This puts a smile on my face. Thanks.🙂💜

This made me smile and laugh out loud! The biting is also a Greek thing! The memories are the best!

I remember working with your Mom in Bala. She was so sweet and kind. Every Christmas she would go over to Saks Fifth Avenue and come back with gifts for everyone. A beautiful wrapped box with perfume. After I left that job she called me to see how I was doing. She always thought of others. Wonderful memories!

Great article! I always think you have to have a sense of humor to get through this craziness called life😁

Love reading your essay every Sunday, Lisa! The greatest! 😊💕 Excited to 'see' you on Thursday with Booklovers book club!!

I love your essays and your writing ! Thank you! You’re very lucky you had such a great mom !

What a beautiful photo of you and you Mom! I secretly taped my Mom laughing at Everybody Loves Raymond ( her favorite show), and now that she’s gone being able to hear her laugh is my greatest treasure💝

Thank you for sharing your humor and smiles! It surely helps during challenging times and situations ♥️

My mom is Irish but my dad was Italian so I am blessed with a big, noisy, pasta-making, cheek-pinching, family. I don’t know how I would have made it through life without them. So much shouting, laughing, and love.

Love this, and it did make me laugh. I know that I would have loved Mother Mary. Great pic, and Happy 4th. to your two legged and four legged family, and to our Country which will rise above the current stupidity!! 🇺🇲🗽🎆 (Hint from my husband's legacy to me: Never let anything electronic know you have a deadline.) 💖💖

I love your Mother Mary stories. I had a great mother with a wonderful laugh. I always felt her love.❤️Thanks for sharing with us.

Love the Mother Mary story! My mother also loved to laugh and housekeeping often came second to having a good time. Such fond memories.

Love this ❤️ How truly blessed you are to have had Mother Mary as your Mom. Beautiful picture

Thank you for the laughs and for shariyour precious memories. Laughter/Laughing is the best medicine to get through whatever the situation may be. These days we have to laugh to keep from crying.

Always the best part of my Sunday! The best line EVER...."The week my next novel is due". Can't wait!

I always loved the touch of Mother Mary in all your writings. Reminded me of my own mother, along with the eye rolling I did regularly!!!

Your mother knew her priorities; her family. You have wonderful memories to fall back on.

Mother Mary was always so proud of you. I loved visiting with her at the signings.

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