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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 the 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?

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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



★ 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

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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: 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

Lisa is so grateful to be read and loves book clubs! So Lisa will hold a contest and randomly choose five book clubs that will have a personal Zoom book club visit with Lisa, and they will also receive a delivery of treats to enjoy during the event!

Lisa will be holding a special virtual Big Book Club Party for all the book clubs who enter, and A Cappella Readers can join the fun! Lisa knows not everyone can be in a book club and many readers are a cappella, just like her, so you can enter your book club or as a single entry and join Lisa’s A Cappella Book Club!

The special virtual Big Book Club Party for all book clubs and A Cappella Readers who enter will take place on Wednesday, June 21st at 8:00 pm ET.

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2 days ago
Lisa Scottoline

I'm so happy and proud to announce that my new domestic thriller THE TRUTH ABOUT THE DEVLINS will be published on March 26, 2024! Check out this fabulous trailer, and I'd love you to pre-order the book! Thank you for your generous support! XOXOXO ... See MoreSee Less

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I can’t wait!!!!

Cannot wait!!!

I love that your books always come out around my birthday!! Happy Birthday to me!🧡

Can I preorder a signed copy? If so when and where? XO

I just pre-ordered. My birthday is 3/29-Happy Birthday to me!❤️

Oh my another great story! I can't wait!

Looks like a winner!(as usual!)

Looking forward to reading!

Love this promo, Lisa! ❤️

Looking forward to it!!

Can't wait!

Can't wait ♥️📚


Can't wait to read it. It's sounds like my kind of book.

Looks great!


Looks intriguing.

Yeah! Congratulations 🍾

So exciting!!

Can’t wait!!!

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5 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
By Lisa Scottoline

I live in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the location of a recent manhunt.
I’m not referring to my social life.
Me, I stopped manhunting.
I hung up my push-ups.
Now everything is falling down.
But I think of it as falling into place.

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By Lisa Scottoline

I live in Chester County, Pennsylvania, the location of a recent manhunt.
I’m not referring to my social life.
Me, I stopped manhunting.
I hung up my push-ups.
Now everything is falling down.
But I think of it as falling into place.

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Love you so much… hilarious

Lisa my husband and I live in Chester County and I kept telling him this is just like a Lisa Scottoline novel.

Lisa, thank you for so eloquently putting into print how so many of us in Chesco feel. Living in Birmingham Twp in Chester County, it was pretty unnerving to walk out onto my deck, look up and see the PSP chopper circling right above my head, but I also work in law enforcement and knew we had the very best of the best working tirelessly to find Cavalcante. Two legged and four legged LEO’s, we are so grateful to all of you.

I hear ya, Lisa! I live very close to Longwood and it was so frightening. I think you should write the screenplay!

Very well said!! Thank you!! I will say that I was feeling kind of glad I no longer lived out there, though I was worried about all my friends in Chester County! Glad everyone is safe!🥰🦮

I live in southern PA so the manhunt was the top story for days. I thought if I was his height and weight I could easily climb a wall. I wondered if he went to one of those rock climbing places as a kid.

Love Lisa Scottoline Chester County Raised, so true !

Thank you Lisa! As usual you are spot on...and the humor is a bonus!

I'm just a few miles from where he was captured.

I also live in Chester County about 5 miles from where he was found. You’re absolutely correct; law enforcement did a phenomenal job.

I am so glad they found him after an exhausting search 24 hours a day.

Very well said Lisa! It has been a crazy harrowing experience these last few weeks living in beautiful Chester County but thankfully all ended well with no one else hurt My heart does bleed tho for the murder victim’s family and pray they can find peace too

Thank you for putting on 'paper' my thoughts during the two weeks he was on the run. I cannot imagine the logistics of organizing resources from so many different agencies. Bravo to all! 👏👏👏

Thank you for putting it all into perspective with a sense of humor!👍

Me too Lisa!!! 👍🏻😁

Well said. Love your columns each week.❤️

I live in Lincoln University and had to think twice about simply walking outside to trim my roses. Everything you’ve said is exactly right! Thank you.

So well said! Living in a county next to Chester County, we paid close attention to this situation. Thank you!❤️

One of my favorite of your Sunday stories . The line about goal weight made me laugh out loud . The millions ( it felt and looked like millions ) of law enforcement involved were incredible . They did their job and it was a success , that is the story and their legacy .

Very funny.. cousins by marriage!! Medagan that married Scottoline from 49th Street west philly.

I was thinking of you being out in Chester County with that crazy person being free. Glad things worked out.

Really hoping Yoda got a big juicy steak for his excellent police work!

Spot on!!

A dear friend of ours (yours too…. 🐘) lives just around the corner from Longwood. It was scary times.

I've told several out-of-town friends how hard it is to find things around Longwood! It's not the easiest terrain and there's not a lot of doorbell cameras. If Cavalcante had escaped in the city they'd have found him in 24 hours (so many prying eyes). I agree with you, the police did a good job. The escape was impressive. I'm thankful he was arrested and no one was harmed. I hope Yoda got an extra treat for doing a good job!

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