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Someone Knows

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  960 ratings  ·  218 reviews
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 Philadelphi
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Katie B
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,
Dorie  - Traveling Sister :)
Sadly this is a DNF for me at 60%. Lisa Scottoline has written some of my favorite books, in particular "Every Fifteen Minutes" was a psychological thriller that I loved.

"Someone Knows" has so many dysfunctional characters that it's unbelievable and that's just the teenagers! One teen is manic with a destructive, abusive side, another is crushed under the weight of his father's notoriety of being a well known pediatrician in prison for pedophilia, one teen is beginning to question whether he is
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A gripping tale of a teenage secret that shattered the lives of five teenagers forever.

Allie Garvey is heading home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie is both grief-stricken and full of dread. Going home means seeing the other two people with whom she shares an unbearable secret.

Twenty years prior, a horrible incident shattered the lives of five teenagers, including Allie. Drinking and partying in the woods, they played a dangerous prank that went tragically wrong. The teenagers
I'm not going to leave a full review of this book. I've left my thoughts with the publisher. There are glowing reviews for this elsewhere and you can read those. This is a book about extremely bad, very spoiled rich kids and their egregious parents. This is not about a "prank gone wrong." It is about suicide, murder, extreme mental illness, horrifying incest, pedophilia and more. It made me sick to read it and that was with me only skimming through much of it. I appreciate the fact that there ar ...more
Tucker (TuckerTheReader)

Wow, that was absolutely excellent! I would say it was my favorite of Scottoline's but I've only read two of her books so I'm not sure that statement would be fair! 😂 Even so, this one was a lot better than After Anna (her other book I've read).

Our cast of characters include:
-Allie, a fat girl who is struggling to find her place among her peers. She is also still reeling from her sister, Jill's, death. She is the main character of the novel and she felt so real and dimensional. Even though they
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I know LS has a huge fan base but for some reason over the years I’ve only read one of her books before. This one sounded exactly like the type of book I would like, there’s always something about domestic suspense that pulls me in and this was no exception, and made me eager to go back and check out her other books.

This is told via two timelines, present day and twenty years ago. It opens with the current day and then the majority is told in the past only flipping forward towards the end. One t
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book from goodreads giveaway...
I have read all of Lisa Scottoline and this so far
I think was the best!!
It was so suspenseful and had so many twists and
Turns..I loved it!!
So glad I won this book...
Jan 24, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors—I gave her last book, Feared, a 5 star review. So why did I dislike this book so much? I guess entitled, privileged teenagers aren’t my favorite protagonists, plus a book with no likable characters doesn’t usually work for me. I don’t think I would have even finished this one if I hadn’t received an advance review copy in exchange for an honest review. But I did finish it, and I really disliked both the characters and the plot line. Needless to say, ...more
Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
Apr 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
In true Scottoline fashion another book I could not put down. I will say it is not a lot like her other books in that that the twists and turns were not as heavy. I did not however see the ending at all. I am a hard core Scottoline fan and will say I HIGHLY recommend this book.
4 stars and can't wait for her next book.
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
By far the best scottoline book ive read....and ive read them all!

This domestic thriller takes on multiple subjects and is told from the POV of multiple MCs. The twists and turns will have you turning the pages and the characters will make you laugh love cry and hope

I loved every page and didnt want the book to end

Hitting shelves in 2019, thanks to netgalley....the publisher and the author for the early read.
Susan Crowe
I was really into this book...
Until the end. I'm sorry, the ending was just so unbelievable.
Please know that I have loved every book I've read by this author. I always preorder the audiobook and always listen to it in one day.
This one was just a disappointment. The ending, that is. The rest of the book was as awesome as usual. I'm looking forward to next year's book.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was great! There were just enough twist and turns to keep you reading and not enough to lose you. It was a smooth read that kept my interest peaked! One of Lisa’s best! Wow!
Dec 21, 2018 rated it liked it
I am a huge fan of Lisa Scottoline and I felt that SOMEONE KNOWS was not her best. I found the start too long with too much time spent on teenage angst. It took a while for the book to gel for me.

Perhaps, I related better to the characters as they aged.

This is the story of 5 people, involved in an unspeakable act 20 years earlier. The survivors are brought together by the death of another one of the people who were there that night. This becomes a catalyst for more deaths and revenge.

I found
PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
***Thanks to First to Read for providing me a complimentary of SOMEONE KNOWS by Lisa Scottoline in exchange for my honest review.***

Twenty years ago four teenage neighbors convince a newcomer to play Russian Roulette with an unloaded gun. Oops. The surviving teens flee, swearing each other to secrecy and never speak again. Now one of the group has committed suicide and the remaining three return for his funeral, each living a darker life than they imagined.

Lisa Scottoline is hit or miss for me.
Laura Rash
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Kind of 2 books in one with what happens to a group of teens comes to a head when they’re adults. An intense read that has great twists and turns and an ending that leaves you breathless like the end of a roller coaster ride!
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Someone Knows
Lisa Scottoline

What it's all about...

Teens who live in a wealthy development find a gun. The temptation to shoot it is far too irresistible. So...they don’t resist. The result is a tragedy that stays with them for 20 years. However what they believe was an accident might not actually have been one. One of these “friends” might just have been a master manipulator who became worse with age.

Why I wanted to read it...

I loved this author’s last book and this one held the promise of be
Deborah Blanchard
Lisa Scottoline has done it again with this domestic thriller! A supposed accident when Allie was a teenager has left her grief stricken and full of guilt. A lot of this book goes back to her teenage years and what happened then. You must keep reading because it packs a powerful punch full of twists that you don't see coming. The ending is absolutely explosive! I felt like I knew each one of these characters on a personal level. I could feel so many emotions throughout this book. Horror, grief a ...more
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm a diehard Lisa Scottoline fan so when she has a new book coming out, I'm eager to get my hands on it! While her "Rosato and DiNunzio" series is my favorite, I love her standalone books and Someone Knows is no exception. Scottoline is a vivid, compelling wordsmith and she certainly uses her expert storytelling talents to great effect in her page-turning newest novel. Be forewarned going in though that there are some dark, serious topics in Someone Knows that might not be for every reader-teen ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ftr-read
Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline is fiction at it’s best. This is the first novel I’ve read by this author, but it won’t be the last.

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. Alternating viewpoints can sometimes be tricky, but the author handles it smoothly with chapter headers that make it easy to keep track. The novel begins with a present-day funeral but then tells the tale that b
Leslie M.
Let me start by saying that Scottoline is one of my favorite authors, so it pains me to write this review. I had a really hard time getting into this book, and I ended up skipping around a bit, at times. Overdetailing of past events stalled things, especially in the beginning. The characters and dialogue didn't seem as developed as I'm used to reading in her books. The premise was good, but it didn't live up to its potential. While I didn't enjoy this book as much as I'd hoped, it won't stop me ...more
Jesse Broussard
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
The beginning of the book had me hooked! I loved learning about all the characters from their own perspectives and hearing what they were going through. I am always a sucker for books about kids in high school. This would have been 5 stars, but as I got closer to the end, it became kind of drawn out. I still did not want to put the book down, but I felt it went on for too long. This was my first book by this author, but I do plan on reading more as I enjoyed her writing style. Thanks First To Re ...more
Mar 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
I used to read everything by Lisa Scottoline and for some reason I haven't picked up anything by her in years - this novel, Someone Knows, has reminded me of how much I love her books. Find a day that you have nothing to do because you won't want to put this one down - loved it! Thank you First to Read for the advanced copy.
Cindy Price
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Allie Garvey was always on the outside. Usually unnoticed or snubbed because of her weight, she is thrilled when the popular neighborhood kids start to include her. However, their friendship comes at a cost, and when one of their games goes horribly wrong, Allie is left with a searing guilt and fear of discovery that costs her everything. Now, twenty years later she returns home to attend the funeral of one of those "popular" people, and the secret she's been carrying all these years begins to u ...more
Apr 03, 2019 rated it liked it
I received a free ARC of this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

Synopsis: Twenty years ago, a group of four suburban teenagers play a prank on the new boy in town that changes their lives forever. Now, three of the four teenagers reunite and try to make sense of the confusion and guilt of that long ago summer night. Someone knows what happened that night, but who? How far will they go to keep past secrets buried?

This was my first Lisa Scottoline book, though I own others I haven’t gotten to yet. I en
Donna Hines
Mar 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt!
We all know this segway but for these young kids it was a night out to party, drink, do drugs, and explore their wild oats until someone was killed!
Now 20 yrs later one of those from the group decides to explore further into the faithful day when Russian Roulette turned deadly.
The gun wasn't supposed to be loaded so who loaded it?
Where did the gun originally come from after all we know it was unearthed in the woods wrapped up in paper but why would
Dec 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own, arc
I received an ARC of this title from Edelweiss for an honest review.

Allie has returned to her hometown suburb to attend the funeral of a friend from high school where she runs into two others who, along with the deceased, she shares a terrible secret. Twenty years ago, a prank went horribly wrong and has been wreaking havoc on their lives since then. Allie has suffered both mentally and physically from what happened since then and finds her life is falling apart.

Set it a planned community subur
Janilyn Kocher
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Someone Knows is a compelling read. Four teenagers' lives are irrevocably changed one night in the woods with lasting repercussions. Each has personal demons to grapple with, with one being a human demon. Halfway through, he author reveals a key piece in the story and puzzle pieces fit better, or so you think. Until Scottoline throws one more curve ball at the very end to shatter the readers' complacency that they know how the story ends. Fantastic read with lots of curves and twists. Thanks to ...more
Retha Cameron
Mar 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Five teenagers find a gun in the woods and one of them ends up dead after a game of Russian roulette go horribly wrong. The other four live with the secret of what really happened that day for twenty years, until one by one, their lives are taken as well.
I didn’t enjoy this book much at all and yet I couldn’t stop reading it.
There were many plot twists and turns, and I felt compelled to continue reading it to find out how it would finally end. I have to admit it ends with a twist that I didn’t
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lots of plot line twists and good character development kept me quickly turning the pages. Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite thriller writers and this book does not disappoint. #netgalley
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Someone Knows is a suspense/mystery/thriller. It is my first book by this author.

This book has multiple 3rd person narrators. And is set in the Past (20 years earlier) and the Present.

Twenty years before (the Past) Allie and her friends were 15 years old. Something really bad happened and some of them are haunted by it twenty years later.

This book has so many 3rd person POVs. We have the kids (Allie, David, Sasha, Kyle and Julian). And we also have their parents. This was way too many points of
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Lisa Scottoline is The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 30 novels, including her #1 bestselling, AFTER ANNA. 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, h ...more
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