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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

“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.”

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

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

Now Available in Paperback


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

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.


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

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 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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16 hours ago
Lisa Scottoline
Fun With Aging!
By Lisa Scottoline

This week, everybodys talking about aging.
But dont worry, this column isn’t political.
I never write about politics.
Agita is Italian for politics.
And this is an agita-free zone. 
So were going to talk about age, but the lighter side.
Theres only one lighter side.
Youre still alive.

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Fun With Aging!
By Lisa Scottoline

This week, everybody's talking about aging.
But don't worry, this column isn’t political.
I never write about politics.
Agita is Italian for politics.
And this is an agita-free zone.
So we're going to talk about age, but the lighter side.
There's only one lighter side.
You're still alive.

Click to read the rest:
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been waxing my whole adult life … it lasts for weeks I am 60 and my hair still grows and I was never hairy to begin with so 🤷🏼‍♀️ still waxing just yesterday

So very true. I do find an occasional hair, but that's it. And my eyebrows are now an art project.

“You’re not getting older. You’re getting aerodynamic.” LOVE IT!!!🤣🤣🤣

I’m loosing body hair too. I’m only 47 🤣🤣

Truth 😂

How true!

I hate shaving my legs and I wish I didn’t have any more. I’m 73 years old.

When does this hair thing start?! I’m 50 in 3 weeks and I still have to shave and pluck like crazy or I turn into a porcupine in hour 20 after shaving! 🤣🤣

Absolutely spot on, all of it. Very funny and very comforting, as always.

Very true but the area I appreciate the most hairless is underarms. Never could really see, Am I getting it all!!! Don’t mind it a bit🥳

No arm pit hair either.

It doesn’t disappear — it just migrates to your face.😁

I still have arm hair (with wrinkly skin) and eyebrows but thank goodness no leg hair! The only place I have unwanted hair is my chin! I have already assigned someone to get rid if it for me if some day I'm not able to do it! As for Netflex...don't want it, don't have it!

Love your columns! They start my day with laughter! Thank you!

Love this , I can definitely identify!


There ARE some advantages in getting older!🤣Yes, glad to be alive to age! Thanks for your humor!

No leg hair, no eyebrows and very little head hair.

Cousin It. 😂

And under arm hair. That moves to your chin.

😂🤣 So true about the hair.

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4 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Happy pub week to Daniel Silva! Always one of my top pool reads! I adore his Gabriel Allon character and all of his books are must-buy and must-read for me!

Happy pub week to Daniel Silva! Always one of my top pool reads! I adore his Gabriel Allon character and all of his books are must-buy and must-read for me! ... See MoreSee Less

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Same for me, as are yours! 💯

Ellen Howley Baratta and me

Same for me and you as well

Thanks for the reminder I need to catch on some Daniel Silva books.....unless you want to bust out a Rosato & DiNunzio for all your loyal fans????😃😁

Same for me!

Thanks for the recommendation!! I'm fully engrossed in your book, FEARED at the moment!! 😳 As a fellow Italian-American, I love the characters in this series! 🇮🇹

First I love the Gabriel Allon books! I unfortunately had most of them on audio CD. I am downsizing and getting rid of my audio CDs since my car no longer has a cd player. I feel like I am giving away a friend!! I will keep the couple of hardbacks I have though! 😁

Putting on my list. I always enjoy his books.

Going to his book signing this Sunday ❤️

Love the Gabriel Allon books

Anxiously awaiting his book, for I have real all of them.

Can’t wait to dig in.

Love his books also!

Frank Powell

I just started reading this on the beach excited for this book!

I have every book of his, also love his Gabriel Allon character.

Me too! I’ve read them all. Downloading this on my kindle and buying a copy for my brother’s father-in-laws 93rd birthday! Can’t wait to start it. BTW. Did you see him on Good Morning America interviewed by George?

Looks good!

Same here!

I saw your post and found that ‘A Death in Cornwall’ is actually 50% off for Barnes and Nobles members! Non-members can get it 30% off! Same for Lisa latest book! Don’t miss this offer!

Excited to hear that he has a new book coming out!!

I’ll have to check it out never read any of his books.

I have been re-listening to the series. It is so timely and relatable to what’s going on now.

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