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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.”
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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

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★ 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

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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

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Eternal

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

EARLY PRAISE

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.

HOW TO ENTER

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 bookclubs@scottoline.com.

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 bookclubs@scottoline.com 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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4 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Boone finds the best shade. By the way, these roses are my favorite Zéphirine Drouhin and they’re so fragrant! Only problem is they have one fantastic bloom right now, but then they never bloom this nicely again, at least for me. If any of you rose lovers  have tips on how to grow them, I’m all ears…. 

Boone finds the best shade. By the way, these roses are my favorite Zéphirine Drouhin and they’re so fragrant! Only problem is they have one fantastic bloom right now, but then they never bloom this nicely again, at least for me. If any of you rose lovers have tips on how to grow them, I’m all ears….  ... See MoreSee Less

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Beautiful

Beautiful !

Since you named the rose, AI (big brother) brought up how to button to click on So here’s what AI says

They are so lovely!

Adorable. What kind of dog is that?

Beautiful

Beautiful roses!! Hi Boone❤️🐾

Paws, roses and sunshine. This is summer perfection. 🐾🌹🌞

So pretty I ll be using some of the good advice too

Usually if they are watered properly and dead head the flowers they should continue to grow. It took me years to get my roses right and even now it differs from year to year.

I have a Zephyrine Drouhin, too, and mine also never blooms as profusely later as it does the first time. I just planted it 2 years ago, though, so I have hopes that maybe some years it will. But, boy oh boy, do I love it! It's got more fragrance than any of my other roses and when it's in bloom, it is absolutely glorious. This picture was taken a week ago, but the petals have almost all fallen off now.

Gorgeous

Boone thinks the roses are for him!😑

Cut the branches back to where you see five leaves.

The two most common reasons for lack of bloom in roses is insufficient sunshine, or poor pruning. Roses perform best when they receive a minimum of 8-10 hours of direct sunshine each day. Climbing and sprawling roses produce flowers on new shoots. If you prune some of the canes back, you'll encourage new growth, which should develop flower buds. Roses are heavy feeders, but too much nitrogen can encourage lots of green growth, at the expense of flowers. Continue to feed with the specialized rose fertilizer, but apply only as much and as often as directed on the label. Best of luck with your rose! ZD wants, and needs, to be a big rose before blooming prolifically. While she does repeat on new growth during the season, and that is what you'll see while it is still young, this is very limited compared to the large spring flush - and that requires a good structure of year-old wood in order to happen (the more horizontally oriented that wood is, the better). The natural habit for this to occur would be as a generously-proportioned, arching shrub. It sounds to me like your plant just started growing toward its natural size shape last year, so if you keep on treating it well and don't prune off the flowering wood in the spring, you should see an increasingly impressive show until it finally hits its stride.

Sprinkle no more than ½ to 1 inch of coffee grounds on the soil and work it into the top couple of inches of soil with a hoe

Mix a cup of Epson salts in a gallon of water and water the rose bush with it.

Beautiful 😍

It’s gorgeous!!

Beautiful!!

Hi, sweet puppy 🐶. Wolfie says hello!

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I have the same problem. By the end of June the roses are mostly gone. I do think if I cut the dead heads off they would grow for longer time. Unfortunately or fortunately I’m 88 and no way am I going out every day to cut the dead heads.

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7 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Oxygen
By Lisa Scottoline

I’m writing this in the middle of the night.
And here’s why.
Steroids.
I’m not complaining. 
I’m recommending. 
Let me explain.
We begin two months ago when I develop a head cold and can’t shake it. On book tour, I can’t even hug people and that’s the reason I write books.
By the way, it’s not Covid. 
I’m still a Covid virgin.
You think I’m lucky? 
You never met Thing Two. 

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Oxygen
By Lisa Scottoline

I’m writing this in the middle of the night.
And here’s why.
Steroids.
I’m not complaining.
I’m recommending.
Let me explain.
We begin two months ago when I develop a head cold and can’t shake it. On book tour, I can’t even hug people and that’s the reason I write books.
By the way, it’s not Covid.
I’m still a Covid virgin.
You think I’m lucky?
You never met Thing Two.

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Glad you’re feeling better!

Steroids are wonderful for killing infections but awful for my waistline! After several days of a strong steroid, I had to stop cuz I was eating everything in sight!

Prayers for your recovery! Amen 🙏🏻❤️

I used to be on them quite frequently because of asthma. And I would warn people, because along with newfound superpowers, I got loud & rather in your face. - Now, I get them in my knee. It gives me a day or two of relief from chronic pain. Yay.🤔

OMG! I have rarely taken steroids....usually for Ivy Poison or sinus infections......AND I HAVE THE EXACT SAME REACTION!!!!!! Thank you for making me laugh out loud!

Feel better soon.

Girl..I know...gift from God, wish they could be like a one a day vitamin

Hope you continue to feel better . And I get sinus infections regularly and steroids do help . But yes those side effects are something .. why is it always a trade off ?

Went through the same thing…..steroids that worked great….couldn’t get out of my own way…..eating everything in sight. 😂🤦🏻‍♀️

Lisa… THANK YOU for my beginning of the week belly laugh!! 😂😂😂

Oh hell yes! Please run for office!!

I can’t take them anymore because I had a bleeding ulcer, be careful using them.

Agree!

Omg. Steroids = no sleep for me. Avoid as much as possible.

You have my vote! But not my chocolate! If elected, will you make chocolate free? And Wegovy…to counter the effect of the chocolate!

Just another thank you for my favorite Sunday read!! #steroidtruth

Oh the insomnia that comes with them 😕 feel better quickly!

Get well soon!❤️🌹🥀

Hey, Lisa! I have a house that needs painting. I have absolutely no interest in painting it myself because, frankly, I’m afraid of color. From looking at your rooms, you are decidedly NOT! So, this is my way of offering my color-deprived rooms to you in exchange for a selection of chocolate/caramel forward baked goods. Just a suggestion…

Get well!

Of course I laughed, but I caught the subtle clue that you have a book in the oven, so to speak.

So true! I wash the cars and then windows. Inside and out. I even offered to wash my neighbors windows! They declined, probably thinking I was on drugs

Lisa Scottoline I'm a covid Virgin too. Hoping you get well soon and you continue to feel like running the world even off steroids. You're columns are amazing! I'd love to just sit and hang with you over coffee someday...but not cappuccino 😘

Hahaha

Been on steroids many times, besides the energy I eat more, which is good as I an trying to gain weight but we eating other people's food not so good. Also, I talk non stop..not letting anyone finish a sentence! I have auto immune hepatitis hence the need several times a year for steroids..now everyone steers clear of me when I am taking!

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