★ #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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2 days ago
Lisa Scottoline
Woweeeee! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS has been touted by the  Washington Post as being among the best of crime fiction of 2022!  The main protagonist in the book has to be a hero for his family and this would make the perfect Fathers Day gift for the hero dad in your life!

Woweeeee! WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS has been touted by the Washington Post as being among the best of crime fiction of 2022!

The main protagonist in the book has to be a hero for his family and this would make the perfect Father's Day gift for the hero dad in your life!
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Lisa —I loved the book and you sure deserve having it on the “best of crime fiction” listing! Keep writing—you have a great talent!

I cant wait for this to come in to the library...ive had it on hold for weeks! Just finished "After Anna"...that one was amazing!

You of all people know how timely it is. You shouldn't be the least surprised. Good. Good book.

I loved that book. Just the best twists and turns!

This book is awesome! I’m almost done reading it. I love all ages her books.

Just finished this book. Great as always. Love your books!

This was an excellent read and deserves any and all accolades

It is a fantastic read! Congratulations! Richly deserved.

Excellent book. Love this author! She is a fabulous author.

Woo hoo! I loved the book. Glad to see it getting well deserved recognition.

Yay! Awesome read, congrats and well deserved.

I could not put this book down! I loved it! One of your best so far. Thank you for giving us this story!

That's awesome! Congratulations! I read the book...it was sooo good. Couldn't put it down!

Congratulations! Excellent book that I keep recommending! A very moving book.

Just finished this amazing book! I couldn’t put it down! Outstanding mystery! Congratulations!🎉

Absolutely loved this book 📚❤️ Congratulations 🎉

Congrats. Can’t wait for my library to get it. Finished Feared yesterday. Loved it

Awesome! Congratulations! I read this book and just couldn’t put it down. Had me on the edge of my seat from page 1! Loved it!

Congratulations!!! It’s SO engaging & amazing! Hard to put down until you’re finished!!

Congratulations they are right your 📕 is excellent

Awesome and accurate! Congratulations 🍾

Just finished this well written, thought provoking book. And even though I have read most of your books, I am checking out the rest at my library.

I just finished reading it. It was so good I didn't want to put it down. It's one of her best!

Just finished this one and as usual it you never disappoint! Such a good read!

Read it, loved it!!!! Lots of twists and turns

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Lisa Scottoline
Thank you to the Booklovers Book Club for reading WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS and entering for a chance to win a zoom meeting! Only 1 week left to enter your bookclub into my Book Club Contest or to enter yourself for my A Cappella Book Club event! Details on how to enter are on my website!

Thank you to the Booklovers Book Club for reading WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS and entering for a chance to win a zoom meeting! Only 1 week left to enter your bookclub into my Book Club Contest or to enter yourself for my A Cappella Book Club event! Details on how to enter are on my website! ... See MoreSee Less

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Yay my pals. Great photo and good luck!

Hi Book Buddies!!!! I hope you all win.

Thank you for such a great book and the opportunity! Books are our life!

Thank you for posting our bookclub photo Lisa Scottoline, and for this opportunity in a chance in winning a zoom meeting with you. I loved the book, it was amazing.🙂❤️

Thanks for posting our entry, Lisa Scottoline!!! A great 👍🏻 read !! 🤞I love being a part of this group and am hoping to be honored with a club win with you!!!

Would love to be a part of this! Thanks for posting our picture!

Look at this beautiful group of people! I loved this book and hope we win a chance to share in this virtual event!

Thank you Lisa Scottoline for posting our picture! I loved the book even though thriller/crime stories are usually not my favorite genre! Your character development is beyond compare!💜📚📖📕❤️💜

Thank you, Lisa Scottoline for posting our entry here-so great & exciting to see it!🥰💕📚 Loved the book; would be honored to spend time with you!

Thank you Lisa for posting our entry. We would all be honored to spend a meeting with you! 📖🤸‍♀️🌓

Thank you Lisa Scottoline for sharing our picture! Loved it and thanks for the opportunity!

Enjoyed this very much. Would make a fabulous TV series.

Great book, I just finished it yesterday!

Just finished the book. Excellent. I visualize the character when I read and Jason is Bradley Cooper.

Reading this book now!!!!! I literally can’t put it down!!!!!! Another great book by Lisa Scottoline

Loved this book!

Loved this book

Jennifer Flannery Miles not sure if your group read this one. It is awesome, as is the author-met her at a book signing in freehold years ago. So fun

Woke up suddenly this morning around 3:30 from having a bad dream/nightmare. It seems I was in the witness protection program. Hmm, where would that idea come from?

I loved What Happened to the Benetts!!

Listening to it and so good

This was a good book.

Reading it now!⭐

I’m reading it now!!!! Wow.

great book

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