Someone Knows

Someone Knows

Book - 2019
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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.
Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
ISBN: 9780525539643
Characteristics: 387 pages ; 24 cm


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Jul 13, 2019

It took a while to get into this book because it took too long to get things moving. Once it finally got interesting it was a good read. I find this author seems to let things go too far until it finally breaks into the real guts of the story. I did enjoy the book after it got going.

Jul 10, 2019

I have read all of the author's books, but I really disliked this one...too many characters, disjointed reading. It is almost as if different people were assigned to write each "chapter" wherein another set of characters was described.
Furthermore it was depressing ...nothing good ever happened.

Jun 05, 2019

I just could not finish ‘Someone Knows’.

Adults who write about young adults shouldn't try so hard to make it sound like they are trying so hard. Just like with ‘After Anna’ the dialog and the narrative are both stilted and juvenile. None of the characters I met before I quit were likeable.

As I felt with ‘After Anna’, I was willing to read ‘Someone Knows’ because I'm a huge fan of Scottoline, but there is a growing pattern here.’ One Perfect Lie’ received a generous 4 stars from me, even though in my review I said, "There was no cohesiveness and it was too clever by half". ‘After Anna’ only earned 3 stars and now ‘Someone Knows’ is down to two.

I'm having a hard time understanding why Lisa Scottoline has been striking out with these last few non-series fiction books. I've read 32 of her books. I have enjoyed every Rosato & Dinunzio and always look forward to the non-fiction she pens with her daughter.

I think before I attempt to read Lisa Scottoline's next stand alone novel, I will re-read my reviews (and yours) of her previous ones..

May 21, 2019

I was not too happy with this dragged on but the ending was not great...Lisa has done much better before.

May 13, 2019

I read all of Lisa Scottoline's books as soon as I can but this surpassed her usual style. I was hooked all the way through!

May 10, 2019

This book is typical Lisa Scottoline, a page turner with some incredible drama at the end. The book starts with a teenage prank going totally wrong and then relates how the teenagers handle this situation over the years. At the end of twenty years there is a twist in the tale. I felt the ending was too dramatic and uncalled for. I liked the characters of Allie and Larry and hoped everything turned out well for them. Read the book and if you're rooting for Larry and Allie you'll want to read it till the end.

May 07, 2019

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First of all, I love the colours on this cover! Second, while I mostly enjoyed the novel, there was just too much happening to real get into it. While there were two narrators to do the male and female voice, there were just too many characters! It was nice to get all the different point of views, yet it seemed a bit unnecessary. I did like the story idea, especially around the teens and how they react to things around them. The ending wasn't bad, but the little twist right at the end, made it seem implausible and made it seem a bit overly dramatic. This is a good beach read.

Apr 30, 2019

This book read much like a young adult novel. It had many characters to follow, I thought it was just ok.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Apr 28, 2019

What happens when a game goes terribly wrong, and the teenagers playing it are frightened what will happen to them? What follows are 20 years of lies, regret, and eventually, a suicide. While this book was a little more dark than Lisa Scottoline's others, the plot twists were amazing. I had absolutely no idea until the end what was going to happen. I highly recommend it!

Apr 15, 2019

A real page turner. You really can't figure out who knows until the end. Love having to wait for the conclusion.

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