Book Review: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline

Posted 10 April, 2019 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in 2019 Reads, Book Reviews / 1 Comment

Book Review: Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline
Title: Someone Knows
Author: Lisa Scottoline
Published by G.P. Putnam's Sons
Date Published:9 April, 2019
Pages: 400
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Format: eBook ARC
Source: Edelweiss, G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Rating: five-stars

From the New York Times-bestselling author comes a pulse-pounding domestic thriller about a group of friends who have been bound for twenty years by a single secret—and will now be undone by it. Someone Knows is an emotional exploration of friendship and family, as well as a psychological exploration of guilt and memory.

Twenty years ago, in an upscale suburb of Philadelphia, four teenagers spent a summer as closest friends: drinking, sharing secrets, testing boundaries. When a new boy looked to join them, they decided to pull a prank on him, convincing him to play Russian roulette as an initiation into their group. They secretly planned to leave the gun unloaded—but what happened next would change each of them forever.

Now three of the four reunite for the first time since that horrible summer. The guilt—and the lingering question about who loaded the gun—drove them apart. But after one of the group apparently commits suicide with a gun, their old secrets come roaring back. One of them is going to figure out if the new suicide is what it seems, and if it connects to the events of that long-ago summer. Someone knows exactly what happened—but who? And how far will they go to keep their secrets buried?

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Edelweiss, G.P. Putnam's Sons and was under no obligation to post a review, positive or negative.

We’ve all been teenagers. We all know that as a teenager, we just want to fit in, be cool, do whatever the cool kids say to do. Sometimes, we do a little too much and we find ourselves in over our heads and struggling with the rights and wrongs. Lisa Scottoline brings us that scenario in Someone Knows, an unforgettable, mind boggling, emotionally gripping thriller of the highest proportions. Every second of this novel will have you wondering, even when you 99% sure you’ve figured it out. Don’t be so sure you’ve got it all figured out.

Allie’s character was deep. She was emotionally moving for me. She was  struggling with what happened in the woods with some of her new friends when she was a teenager. Something that changed their lives forever. I can understand that! Secrets from the past aren’t always good for the here and now. They can eat at you and make you feel the incredible guilt, just like Allie is dealing with. Sometimes, friends know more than they should. Sometimes, someone shouldn’t know so much.

Someone Knows is a novel that will make you think, make your grip turn white, and leave you on the edge of your seat. When you reach the end of this perfectly penned novel, you’ll back track to find out just why it ended this way because Scottoline throws a whopper of a punch into the story and you won’t feel it coming. Allie, Sasha, Kyle, David and Julian are life like and you really feel yourself becoming them with each page turn. Each breath you take as you read this novel brings you closer to the truth about the teens and what their lives are like now that they’ve held the secret for so long.

Who knows what happened? Who knows why it happened? Who doesn’t want the truth to be uncovered? Grab this incredible 5 star novel from the uberly talented author , Lisa Scottoline, and read for yourself. Her style of intense mind clustering events never fails to hook me. I love her work and she is an auto buy author for me. Why not make her yours, too? Grab this incredible book up now and see what I’m talking about.

About Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a #1 Bestselling Author, The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 32 novels, including her latest work, Someone Knows, which is coming April 9, 2019.

She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella for the Philadelphia Inquirer titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses, and earlier books, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The Pool; I’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places; Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?; Have a Nice Guilt Trip; Meet Me at Emotional Baggage Claim; Best Friends, Occasional Enemies; My Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space; and Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV.

Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as president of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much-sought-after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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