Lisa Scottoline

Someone Knows


Someone Knows

Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force.


Someone Knows

Top Fiction Pick for April —Barnes & Noble
Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller List for Spring —Goodreads
Mystery & Thriller Best Book of the Month —Amazon
“Must-Listen Audiobook for April” —Apple Books

Bestselling and award-winning author Lisa Scottoline reaches new heights with this riveting novel about how a single decision can undo a family, how our past can derail our present, and how not guilty doesn’t always mean innocent.

Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is not only grief-stricken, she’s full of dread. Because going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.

Twenty years earlier, an horrific incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong, turning deadly. The teenagers kept what happened a secret, believing that getting caught would be the worst thing that could happen. But time has taught Allie otherwise. Not getting caught was far worse.

Allie has been haunted for two decades by what she and the others did, and by the fact that she never told a soul. The dark secret has eaten away at her, distancing her from everyone she loves, including her husband. Because she wasn’t punished by the law, Allie has punished herself, and it’s a life sentence.

Now, Allie stands on the precipice of losing everything. She’s ready for a reckoning, determined to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. She digs to unearth the truth, but reaches a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming–and neither will the reader.

A deeply emotional examination of family, marriage, and the true nature of justice, Someone Knows is Lisa Scottoline’s most powerful novel to date. Startling, page-turning, and with an ending that’s impossible to forget, this is a tour de force by a beloved author at the top of her game.

Praise for Someone Knows

“Scottoline fills the pages with twists and turns and plenty of skeletons in family closets….[fans] will race to the end.”


“[A] heartfelt tale that touches on family, marriage, justice, and how emotional wounds drive the choices people make. Scottoline’s fans will be well satisfied.”

Publishers Weekly
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.


Sneak Peek into Lisa’s Next Book Project

Eternal will be Lisa’s first historical novel, which will be set in Italy during the fascist reign of Mussolini.

I became an author because of Philip Roth, his seminar and his books, especially his survey of the harrowing first-person accounts of the Holocaust. Roth admired very much the books of Primo Levi, notably his Survival in Auschwitz, which haunted me for decades to follow. I knew that someday I would write about the Holocaust in Italy and have been researching and studying it since then.

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Lisa Scottoline
The Creamiest, Dreamiest
By Lisa ScottolineIs there anything better than ice cream in summer?
I’m talking about maybe 50 years ago.
Yes, I’m nostalgic for carbohydrates.Click to read the rest:

The Creamiest, Dreamiest
By Lisa Scottoline

Is there anything better than ice cream in summer?
I’m talking about maybe 50 years ago.
Yes, I’m nostalgic for carbohydrates.

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Great memories! No other like it! For a quarter, you got the large ice cream cone and sometimes our Mister Softee guy, Zeke, would put a surprise on the bottom of the cone.... a cherry! 😄. The things that made us happy!😂

Thank you for these memories. Oct 1, a group of my High school friends, we call ourselves The “GG”’s are going to have ice at the MARLTON Diner, they have these gorgeous shakes, we are 72 and 73, we graduated in 1965 from St. Maria Goretti . The GG’s will be chow down on ice cream, never to old for ice cream!

Loved this column! My husband, his brothers and cousins were ice cream men on Long Beach Island throughout high school and college. My husband first started with the cycle truck and graduated to the motorized trucks for Carnival Bar ice cream company. Great memories.

I have the same memories! Adding Good Humor ice cream truck at the swim club. Toasted almond and chocolate eclair with the real chocolate in the middle. Yes the ice cream sandwiches were better. They don’t know what they’re missing! 😁

Thanks Lisa. Brought back so many good memories. I loved the lime ice pops. Still remember how great it tasted. Not the same today!

OMG! Such great memories of sitting on the sand of the Jersey shore waiting for the ice cream man. 💓💓 I loved the Jack & Jill truck was definitely my second favorite... Sorry Mister Softee, I like you, but it never turned to love.

I loved the ice pops. There was a vanilla flavor which was my favorite.

I laughed when I read this because like you, when my daughter was younger she applied for a job at a little ice cream shop and was told they only hired boys! Thankfully, times have changed.

We loved Andy the Fudgie Wudgie man in N Wildwood! My girlfriends & I saw him every year on our annual girls week at the shore! We collected his version of baseball cards & always looked forward to seeing him. May he rest in peace! My sister painted this picture for me!

My childhood was in College Park, Md. and my sweet memories are of the Good Humor man ringing bells and we all ran to get our treats. By the time we moved to West Chester, Pa. there was no longer an ice cream truck. Maybe we just lived too far out (Lenape/Pocopson area) for the truck to find us!! Thanks for the memories

Great! We had Good Humor trucks driving through Arlington, VA as a kid. Wonderful memories.

Thank for the memories!, I remember getting ice cream sandwiches on the beach and they were so hard you felt like you were going to break your teeth trying to bite them.

I am blessed to have a husband who makes homemade Ice Cream. I live in New Mexico now, 100+ degrees and his ice cream has the most wonderful "Mouth Feel" I wonder if I can get him to wear white pants and a white T shirt and sing a "Jingle"

Good memories, the ice cream man in Wildwood used to say "Take your tongue for a sleigh ride, get your fudgie wudgies here"

Great column! My dad was a "Fudgy Wudgy" man on the Wildwood beach for over 30 years. Family members are still selling ice cream on the beach. Keeping traditions alive 😊

I grew up in Camden and in our neighborhood not only did we have the Mr. Softee truck, we also had Freezer Fresh, Jolly Roger and Good Humor. Up on Mt. Ephraim Avenue, we had stores with freezer cases stuffed with all the Abbott’s (Dixie cups, cones and ice cream sandwiches) and PopSicle treats. There was no shortage of mouth pleasing carbs for us.

Remember Dixie cups,,chocolate and vanilla ice cream in a paper cup with a lid that had Roy Rogers' (or movie stars) picture on the inside? And a little wooden spoon....all friendly to the environment, too!

I grew up in Clifton Height with a DQ across the street. Now I have one way too close. If you are out in Chester County in the Honey Brook area stop at a great spot on 322. It has sandwiches and warm foods but fabulous ice cream. You can watch them make cheese. September Farm is the spot and past route 10 on the right. My favorite is Turtle and I also like Coffee Crunch. Home made pastries to die for. You can taste test their relishes and cheeses.

What great memories! I remember waiting for the Jack and Jill man. Now I wait with my granddaughter for the Blue Bunny man. Different truck, same annoying music.

Lisa, I remember getting ice cream on the beach, wonderful memories. In my neighborhood, it was the Good Humor ice cream truck that came around. One time, he was a block away and I didn't have any money. He had me hop up and ride with him to my house to get money!! My Mother, also named Mary, was not amused.

Great column today! I also remember the milkman. Our milkman was from Pevely. And our milk box sat right by the front door… right next to where they would drop off the fresh, clean stack of diapers for my brother. Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane!!! Good times!!!!

Fudgie Wudgie man 😃 Anevthe dry ice made the Fudgsie so cold it would stick to your tongue and you couldn’t get it off. Great memories from the Jersey Shore - specifically Wildwood ❤️

I was trying to explain the beach/ice cream Fudgie Wudgie thing to Gia’s bf just a couple weeks ago while in Wildwood. Also we have a funny Mister Siftee story also - I’ll have to have her tell you 😂

Present Day! ~ We have a truck that drives thru my neighborhood playing Fur Elise!!....Yes, Fur Elise...not what you would expect, but, everyone knows what it means!...Long ago, and rather distantly past ~ I remember the truck on my childhood street, a bunch of us would jump on our bikes and follow him around the neighborhood trying to decide what we wanted that day.....let's see, fudgesicle, naw, had that yesterday...oh, what about a hoodsie cup, vanilla/chocolate swirl....nope, today, an orange creamsicle......we would all stand at that corner, eating our choices with much fervor, didn't want it melting down our hands or dropping on the hot street. When done, off on our bikes would we go, to ride off the calories we didn't know existed back then! Thanks for bringing back those wonderful memories!!!

This column brought back many memories! Out ice cream man would park at the edge of the beach and ring his bell. Whhch brought kids running! The trick was to be able to eat your choice before it melted!

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