★ #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.

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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


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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Lisa Scottoline
Thanks so much to Barnes & Noble for another week in the top ten for WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS! Signed copies still available at BN.com!

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Love it ♥️♥️♥️

Just finished it yesterday! Amazing book and so full of twists and turns! Congratulations!

Awesome! Just started it and am taking it to the beach tomorrow. I will probably finish it there too! Thanks for being such an awesome author!

Congratulations so well deserved!!! This book is just incredible ... no surprise I love all your books

Wonderful book 📖 congratulations you deserve it!

Reading it now I just love how you Incorporated Chester county as that is been my home town for 60 years

This book is amazing! Between this book and Eternal, I don't which I like better!!!!

Enjoyed this book. Filled with excitement.

Just finished reading this last night. I love your books! Thanks for keeping me entertained and from going to sleep because I have to know what happens next 😊

I could not put this book down. Read it in one day. Congratulations 🎊

Great book! Loved it!

This was so good!! I stayed up way too late to finish it

Just finished the book this morning . What a rollet coaster of a ride! Loved it and congratulations!

Awesome book . Loved it .

Awesome! It was great.

Finished yesterday great story and characters

Just started this last night. You had me from the first page! Fantastic so far👌🏻💕❗️congratulations ❗️

That's awesome! Congratulations!

Great book… just finished it..

Your BEST book ever! Thank you once again!

I just finished it yesterday. It was fabulous.

Just finished it. Fantastic book from beginning to end!

Incredible! Read in two days! Hard to put down!

Congratulations 🎉 so happy for you!!

Love it great read.

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Lisa, reading “WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETT’S” ! Loving it. So different from all your other novels. You just keep rolling out these sensational novels. You are without a doubt my favorite author. I have all your books♥️❗️

Dogs and quilts , what a great mix

The sweetest dogs ever

I wish I could squish myself in between - what loves!

I love reading your books and I think your dogs are beautiful. I think love for animals is cause for inspiration.

So adorable!❤️ just wanna smoosh them with hugs and kisses

Awe love them all and love your books and Serittela too

Layers of dogs and quilts!👍😊

Love the quilts too!

Adorable! I see you’re very strict about allowing your fur babies on the furniture, too! 😍😍😍

Your fur babies are precious!❤️

Omgosh!!! Never seen this before...so darn cute 💕💕💕💕💕

I love looking at pictures of your puppies so so much ❤️

So adorable, and love the quilts

My [late] goofballs used to do that.

Absolutely precious!..❤❤

It’s a dog’s life!

And in my favorite chair!

The sweetest faces!

I just got my first Blenheim after losing my tri to cancer in Jan. Got any potty training tips?

Aww. Too much adorable right there. They're precious 🐾.

You're fur babies are the cutest!!! Hope you're busy writing, I'm looking forward to reading you're next book❗❗❗

Beautiful babies!!!

Beautiful babies!

Too precious for words!

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