Lisa Scottoline

What Happened to the Bennetts

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What Happened to the Bennetts

How far would you go to save your family?

In this heart-stopping novel by #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, a suburban father must answer that question when a botched carjacking places his family in the crosshairs of ruthless criminals.

How far would you go to save your family?

Jason Bennett is a family man and an elite court reporter—so good at his work that he was once selected to cover legal proceedings at Guantanamo Bay. One of his skills is the ability to read lips, which his fourteen-year-old son calls his “superpower.” But his life takes a horrific turn when he is driving his family home from his teenaged daughter’s lacrosse game, and he notices a pickup truck tailgating and cutting off their new Mercedes. Two men jump from the pickup, brandishing weapons, and demand that Jason turn over the Mercedes. He complies, getting his family and their dog out of the car. But when the dog leaps at the carjackers, one of their guns goes off. Jason hears a scream behind him, and his daughter falls to the street. Then there’s another gunshot, as one carjacker shoots the other point-blank, killing him. The killer runs back to the pickup truck and drives away, leaving Jason to watch his daughter die.

In his blinding grief, Jason receives a visit from the FBI. The agents inform him that the two carjackers work for a dangerous criminal organization distributing opiates in southeastern Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. The family must enter the witness protection program, or WITSEC. Hiding away, the family crumbles—and Jason begins to lose faith that the government is taking care of them at all. Jason sneaks out one night and discovers a startling fact that throws into doubt everything the government has been telling him. He takes matters into his own hands to save his family and bring his daughter’s killer to justice, risking his life in the process. By the shocking end of the novel, Jason discovers a new definition of himself, shedding not only the identity the government has given him, but the one he was born with.

Praise for What Happened to the Bennetts

Eternal by Lisa Scottoline

★ 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 and 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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Coming in Paperback on February 1, 2022

Eternal

What war destroys, only love can heal.

Praise for Eternal

Indie Next Pick
Library Reads Selection
Good Morning America "Must Read Book of March" from Zibby Owens
Library Journal Starred Review
A Bustle Most Anticipated Book of March 2021

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

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

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.

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I'm so honored that the @JCCofCentralNJ chose ETERNAL as their One Book, One Jewish Community Read and I can't wait to virtually meet with the community tonight at 7:30pm ET!
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Im so honored that the JCC of Central NJ chose ETERNAL as their One Book, One Jewish Community Read and I cant wait to virtually meet with them tonight at 7:30pm!
https://www.jccnj.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Arts%20and%20Culture&refno=3858

I'm so honored that the JCC of Central NJ chose ETERNAL as their One Book, One Jewish Community Read and I can't wait to virtually meet with them tonight at 7:30pm!
www.jccnj.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&category=Arts%20and%20Culture&refno=3858
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You really deserve this award! It is a wonderful book.❤️

They chose an excellent, interesting ,enjoyable and meaningful book. Congratulations!

That's awesome! Congratulations! Could they have chosen any other book? Absolutely not! There is no other that compares with ETERNAL...The thorough research, the beautiful map...three Lovable and complex characters, a book cover that presents peace, pages that burn with a multitude of emotions and a country torn apart by one man who lived to hate and destroy. Wow! Lisa Scottoline did not overlook a thing. Of course ETERNAL was chosen. Congratulations, Lisa.

So fun!

Great book!! 3 unforgettable characters!!!!

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