Lisa Scottoline

What Happened to the Bennetts

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What Happened to the Bennetts

Sometimes justice is a one-man show.

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 his owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s lacrosse 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

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

Now Available in Hardcover
Coming in Paperback on February 1, 2022


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


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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Looking forward to my 2022 virtual appearances for ETERNAL with the Jewish Book Council. They have embraced ETERNAL and me, and Im so grateful! Hope you can join!

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You are absolutely astonishing…

On every page of ETERNAL it's easy to read your whole heart being poured into that wonderful book...why would the Jewish community not embrace it with as much love? I've said it before, many times, and I will continue to say it: ETERNAL is a masterpiece! Thank you for writing it and thank you for educating me on the Italian Jewish community of my Dad's birthland. I am going to start a second reading of it while I await my preordered copy of WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS to arrive on March 29. 2022. I just can't be without a Lisa Scottoline book much longer. Ciao, Bella.

Curious to know if you’ll be writing another historical fiction book anytime soon. You’re so good at it! I’d love you to spend the rest of your writing career in this genre.

Just finished Eternal and I have nothing but praise. Fast paced at the end to follow the emotions got me good. Anyone who loves historical fiction will love this!

My favorite book of 2021

Waiting for, Fabulous Forevermore. Also, What Happened to the Bennetts.❗

Loved this book.

Congratulations ❤️


You’re coming to our area. Can’t wait!

I just finished reading save me, make a continuation of that story lol .

Any Texas appearance 🤷

I’m reading this now.

Yes!! Boca

I just started read this book. So far so good

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