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From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding domestic thriller about family and justice, the ties that bind us, and the lies that tear us apart.

TJ Devlin is the charming disappointment in the prominent Devlin family, all of whom are lawyers at their highly successful firm – except him. After a stint in prison and rehab for alcoholism, TJ can’t get hired anywhere except at the firm, in a make-work job with the title of investigator.

But one night, TJ’s world turns upside down after his older brother John confesses that he just murdered one of their clients, an accountant he’d confronted with proof of embezzlement. It seems impossible coming from John, the firstborn son and Most Valuable Devlin.

TJ plunges into the investigation. seizing the chance to prove his worth and save his brother. But in no time, TJ and John find themselves entangled in a lethal web of deception and murder. T.J. will fight to save his family, but what he learns might break them first.

A wayward son. A wealthy family. A murder that could destroy them all.

Meet The Devlins. Are they a family or a conspiracy?

Praise for The Truth About the Devlins

New York Times Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

★ Amazon Editors Most Anticipated Crime Fiction of Spring 2024

★ Most Anticipated Mystery of 2024 by Goodreads

★ Hall of Fame Selection by LibraryReads

★“Books We’re Looking Forward To” Selection by The Washington Post

★ A Must Read Mystery and Thriller Hitting Stores this Spring – The Real Book Spy

“What do you get when you combine family dysfunction plus deep dark secrets plus legal drama?  A thoroughly engrossing thriller that will keep you riveted till the very end.  Scottoline knocks this one out of the park!”
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Gardner

“A ripping blend of legal and family drama.”
—Publishers Weekly

“The tense mystery plays out as a catalyst for redemption and family healing—Scottoline’s heart-warming specialty. . . . A new family thriller by best-selling Scottoline is automatically a must-have.”

New York Times Bestseller

Globe and Mail Bestseller

Barnes & Noble Most Anticipated Novel of March

★ Booklist Starred Review

★ “A Best Historical Fiction of Spring” – BookBub

★ LibraryReads Selection for March 2023

★ BookBub Most Anticipated of 2023

★ Lit Hub Top 25 Book for 2023

★ CrimeReads Top 25 Historical Crime Book to Look For in 2023

★ Zibby Magazine Most Anticipated Book of 2023



★ Short-listed for the Hammett Prize by the International Association of Crime Writers

★ 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

Now Available in Paperback

What Happened to the Bennetts

★ Instant New York Times Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

★ An Indie Bestseller

★ Named a Critic’s Favorite Book of the Year by The Jewish Chronicle

★ 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.

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: Reader’s Pick

★ Favorite College-Set Thriller of All Time –


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

Win a Virtual Book Club Visit with Lisa!

If your book club reads THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEVLINS, you will have a chance to win a personal Zoom book club visit with Lisa and receive a delivery of special treats to enjoy during the virtual meet-and-greet! Three randomly chosen book clubs will win! But everyone is a winner because all the book clubs who enter will be invited to Lisa’s special Virtual Big Book Club Party!

Lisa’s Virtual Big Book Club Party!

Lisa will be hosting a special Virtual Big Book Club Party on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm ET for all the book clubs who have read THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEVLINS.

A Cappella Readers Can Join the Party!

Not in a book club? No problem. Lisa wants everyone to have a chance to be part of the book club event, so she is inviting readers to be in her own A Cappella Book Club so they may join the party on Monday, June 24, 2024 at 7:30 pm ET, too! And, five lucky winners will be randomly selected to win a special treat to be delivered in time to enjoy the night of the event.


1. In a book club? Take a picture of your book club with each member holding up a copy of THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEVLINS in hardcover, audio or on e-book and submit the picture to

2. Not in a book club? Just submit a picture of you holding up a copy of THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEVLINS and send it to and write “A Cappella Book Club.”

3. Please be sure to include your full name, email address, full mailing address and phone number.

4. Entries are due by June 1, 2024.

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3 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Brian before his morning coffee.

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I resemble that some mornings. lol

My twin...😂

I totally get it, Brian!

I think Brian is my soul mate ❤️

Me too, Brian. Me too.

Me too Brian. Me too buddy.

Hello Handsome!!!

Thought I was looking in a mirror😜

At least he got the right one!!!

I think maybe I did that once! ( or more)

Brian and I are soulmates !

I can relate.

I know the feeling, Brian!

Lisa, you often talk about Lambrusco wine. I want to try it. What brands do you recommend? Are any sold at the grocery stores? P.S. Brian needs his coffee.

He looks just the way that I feel! 😂

Looks like a fun game of halter tag!

Poor guy!

Brian and I have a lot in common

Dang, sometimes I feel just like Brian



I'd swear I see eyebrows frowning 🤣😂🤣

I understand, Brian. Me, too! too

I can relate...

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7 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
By Lisa Scottoline

There was an article in the newspaper the other day that scared me.
No, it wasn’t about carbohydrates.
It was about our brains, and the gist was that by going online and cruising lots of different websites, we’re actually changing the wiring in our brains, and this will result in an inability to concentrate and…
Where was I?

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By Lisa Scottoline

There was an article in the newspaper the other day that scared me.
No, it wasn’t about carbohydrates.
It was about our brains, and the gist was that by going online and cruising lots of different websites, we’re actually changing the wiring in our brains, and this will result in an inability to concentrate and…
Where was I?

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Very funny! I can relate! lol!

Don’t ever stop writing!😂



What does flat Bradley have to say about this obsession with George?

I don’t even know if I have an iron or not!


You .make my Sundays ..wrinkle release is my go iron has mold on it..

You’re better than antidepressants!! You can make everyone smile for awhile and not worry about what’s going on in the world. 🦋🐕 GO PHILLIES ⚾️⚾️

Yes. But another study shows that…oh look something shiny.

I found my iron while packing to move and wondered why I was packing it to move one more time. Who uses an iron? And does wandering mind get worse if you already have ADD? I read a book that I am totally into and love and rave about…and then a month later I have to look at the overview online to remember what the book was about. At least the time spent reading was enjoyable!

I can definitely relate

Oh great! Another thing I’m supposed to give up post menopause.

Another great Sunday read! I live your truth!!! Does anyone still iron?

Oh Lisa! This is so funny! Thank you!😂😂😂

While I was reading this I stopped to read a text that had a link to a German website which necessitated Google Translate and ….where was I?

I have an iron deficiency oops I have an iron but rarely use it I have a laptop but it doesn’t work for my iPad will have to do!

Hilarious as always!

I don't own an iron either,

Very interesting!

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