Someone Knows (Signed Book)

Someone Knows (Signed Book)

by Lisa Scottoline

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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, a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780593083567
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/09/2019
Edition description: Signed Edition
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times-bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of thirty-one novels, the most recent of which is After Anna. She has thirty million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs. She lives in the Philadelphia area.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Date of Birth:

July 1, 1955

Place of Birth:

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


B.A., University of Pennsylvania, 1976; J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1981

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Someone Knows 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read great reviews on this book but I just couldnt disagree more. I couldnt find a character to.relate to, as the main character just isnt likeable to me. The plot doesnt change much and i predicted most of the ending. Some of the twists are too unbelievable and made me roll my eyes. I hate writing poor reviews because Im an avid reader, but this is a solid no for me. It did read fast, i got done in about 3 hours.
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Anonymous 11 months ago
It held my attention and kept me interested. It became very interesting once it switched to the adults, I could not put it down.
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Anonymous 12 months ago
Couldn’t put it down
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book by Lisa Scottoline. This book with its twists and turns and such a surprising ending.
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Anonymous 12 months ago
I really enjoyed this one, although definitely not her best. It is engaging, & the twists are excellent. My only criticism would be that the book was a bit longer than necessary, meaning that one part didn't really need as much page time as it received. I definitely recommend it, however, and it was really good.
Anonymous 12 months ago
Lots of twists and turns.I enjoyed reading this book.I couldn’t put it down.I love to read and now I have a new author who has wrote several more books to treasure and entertain my mind.
Katie__B More than 1 year ago
2.5 stars Too much. It's like the author threw everything but the kitchen sink into this one. Despite having some problems with it, I still was interested in the story until the last quarter of the book or so. At that point though, it veered so far into ridiculous territory it made me cranky. I had read and enjoyed a book by the author a few years ago and had plans to check out her other books but never got around to it until now. When the opportunity to read an advance copy of this one popped up, I jumped on it. I found the premise of the book intriguing as it's basically a story about a group of people who were involved in something terrible back when they were teenagers. Twenty years later the secret they have kept about what really happened is taking a toll on their lives. The majority of the characters in this book are unlikable people, but that's not really the problem I had with the story. The mystery of what happened and what was going to happen in the present time was enough to sustain my interest so it didn't matter much to me I didn't like some of the people. I had much more of an issue with too many characters being used to advance the plot. It led to too many unnecessary side plots. I assume the author did this to add depth to the teenage characters, but in my opinion it made things worse. It began to feel like every problem a character faced was one rotten cliche after another. I basically hated the last 75 pages or so and it's what brought the book down from a 3 star read to 2.5 stars. In order for something to be shocking it has to be believable and to me the big finale or whatever you might call it just didn't ring true. Yes, everything tied in together but again, too much. Even though this one ended on a sour note and didn't completely work for me, I would still read another novel by the author. She is talented and you get to see glimmers of that in this book but unfortunately I think this is a case of being overly ambitious and it not paying off in the end. Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy! I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion.
L.M.Spaeth 26 days ago
Good To The Last Jaw Drop. This was a thrilling adventure of 20 years of secrets, built up tension, nightmares, wrecked lives and multiple murders. My mouth kept dropping open at some of these events………especially towards the end of the book. All I can say is “Wow, what a ride”!!! Thanks Lisa for another breathtaking book.
Anonymous 29 days ago
good page turner
Jessica_Wendorf 3 months ago
Lisa, Lisa, Lisa. You did it again. There is something about her stand-alone books that bring me (and my MIL) immeasurable amounts of joy. I would like to note that my mother in law said she ended up skimming a little towards the end because she needed to know what happened. I did not, I knew better. When I saw this book was coming out (even my husband knew, he’s not a reader), I knew I would be getting my hands on it one way or another. To be frank, I spend very little time actually researching what the book is about. It’s Lisa Scottoline, I know I’m in for a treat regardless of the storyline. The story is based around Allie and how she has handled/not handled several tragedies in her life but also involves three other main characters: Kyle, Julian, and Sasha. The story begins in the 1990s to the present day. Their stories start as teenagers playing a Russian Roulette “initiation” prank on Kyle with what they thought was an unloaded gun. Unfortunately, the gun was loaded with a single bullet and Kyle died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. The story unfolds over the course of 20 years when Allie decides she can no longer keep the secret. It is at that point when the real story unfolds and where Scottoline’s talent for creating a superior storyline shines. With that said, after I finished the book, I looked up some review because I was wondering what others thought. I was surprised to see such mixed reviews. I did love the book, but it took me about 100 pages to get that eager excitement that Scottoline’s books almost always give me. It did start a little slow for my taste, but after completing the book I can understand the purpose of why it was written this way in order for the long term storyline to play out. I noticed a lot of comments about the way the book was written in regards to the layout, but I really enjoyed it. Each chapter was written short and narrated by a specific character. At first, that was a little confusing for me, but after a few sentences, I would get my groove back. After a few chapters, I started to develop an understanding of each character. I found myself rushing because I would want to know what the next character’s thoughts were. In my opinion, it also helped with character development and allowed the reader to develop a personal relationship with each character. The only character I would have liked to know more about is Kyle. If you enjoy being thrown for a loop and a quick page-turner, I highly recommend this perfect summer thriller. I can’t wait to see what she has up her sleeve next.
Anonymous 3 months ago
I have read every one of Lisa's books and this one kept me interested until the very last page!
GratefulGrandma 4 months ago
3.5 Stars rounded up. Someone Knows was good, but not great. Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors and an automatic read for me, but this one was a bit disappointing. Someone Knows is the story of five teenagers who make a horrible mistake. It’s told through the alternating viewpoints of the teenagers and their parents, which was a bit confusing at times due to the number of characters. The novel begins with a present-day funeral but then slips back twenty years to tell the story from the beginning. I felt that this part was a bit long and detailed and parts could have been cut to shorten the book and hold the interest of the reader a bit more. After the stage is set, we move back into the present and the results of this impulsive act and huge mistake. This is where the suspense ratchets up, but it also becomes a bit unbelievable to me. I am not sure what drives the action of one of the characters. The story tests the bonds of friendship and family and reveals the impact secrets can have on our lives. The characters are not always believable, but they are relatable. The plot is full of unexpected twists with a surprising ending. The short chapters kept me turning the pages to find out what would happen next, so I read this one relatively quickly. Overall, this was an enjoyable read, but not up to what I have come to expect from Lisa Scottoline. I am still happy to have read this story. If you are a Scottoline fan, you will want to read this one as it is still a good, well-written story. If this is your first of her books, do not judge her stories by this one, if is not one of her best.
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Riveting from the start.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Once again a great read. Keeps you interested the whole way through. ?
Anonymous 9 months ago
This book was hard to read because i really liked kyle and my heart broke for him and his mother. I also thought that somehow kyles mom and allies dad should have ended up together.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Again Lisa has gone above and beyond!!! I hated to finish this book because it was soooo good.!!!!! I felt like every time I turned a corner, something different happened than what I was expecting !!!! She really kept me guessing!!! This was definitely one of her best, but then again, I say that every time!!! You just can’t beat her books!!!
Anonymous 9 months ago
This was my first Lisa Scottoline book I have ever read and found it to be a real page turner. The beginning was slightly slow, but when the author fast forwards 20 years it was challenging to put down. An easy read with some mind blowing twists. A great read for the money.
Anonymous 10 months ago
I was skeptical about this book, because I’d read some negative reviews. I’m glad I didn’t let the reviews stop me. I thoroughly enjoyed it!