What Happened to the Bennetts

What Happened to the Bennetts

What Happened to the Bennetts

Coming March 29, 2022

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.

Sometimes justice is a one-man show.

★ Chosen as A Highly Anticipated Thriller of 2022 by Buzzfeed
★ Named by Goodreads as a “Readers’ most Anticipated Mysteries of 2022”
★ Publishers Weekly Top 10 Mystery Thriller of 2022
★ Named a Bookbub Most Anticipated Mystery & Thriller of 2022

“Heart-wrenching novel from bestseller Scottoline…Scottoline piles on the pathos with repetitive memories and musings among the surviving family members until Jason finally decides to take back control of his life, and what started as an examination of the profound pain of losing a child morphs into a high-speed, action-packed thriller. Conspiracy theories multiply as Jason races toward the truth. Scottoline’s fans will get their money’s worth.”
Publishers Weekly

“Scottoline’s gift for crafting human connections is displayed here in the evocative grief of Veria and the Bennetts, setting this thriller apart from other suburban-hero stories.”

“Scottoline tosses in explosive new complications in the most relentless of all her mysteries. A high-octane thriller whose hero is tossed into one impossible situation after another. Best started early in the morning.”
Kirkus (Starred Review)

“Taut and tense from the first page to the last. In What Happened to the Bennetts, Lisa Scottoline thrusts the reader into one family’s living nightmare—and their long, nail-biting battle to return to some sense of normalcy.”
—Riley Sager, author of Survive the Night

“An emotion-packed thriller that stabs at the core of family, betrayal, and justice. Lisa Scottoline drives the plot at breakneck speed and keeps readers turning the pages. A must read.”
—Robert Dugoni, author of the Tracy Crosswhite Series

“Twisty, propulsive and exhilarating. From this novel’s first pages, Lisa Scottoline caroms us into a heart-throttling journey as the Bennett family must navigate both urgent dangers and their own complicated pasts—all while the clock ticks. What Happened to the Bennetts left me dazzled and breathless.”
—Megan Abbott, author of The Turnout

“Lisa Scottoline is at the top of her already masterful game in this gripping thriller about parental love. From its opening, heart-grabbing pages, What Happened to the Bennetts is compulsively readable, seamlessly delivering one blazing twist after another with relentless pacing. You won’t be able to put this one down.”
—Alafair Burke, author of Find Me