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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
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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,
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Dorie  - Cats&Books :)
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
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Mackey
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
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Carrie
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: edelweiss
Lisa Scottoline is one of those authors that I have added her backlist to my endlessly long TBR after really enjoying the few newer titles I’ve managed to pick up. Seeing her name across the front of Someone Knows was enough to make me want it but looking closer at the cover I couldn’t help but think my favorite phrase, popcorn drama! and of course with old friends and secrets and lies you get plenty of drama with the suspense.

Someone Knows is a story that starts looking back twenty years before
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Cortney LaScola - The Bookworm Myrtle Beach
Someone Knows was good, but not great.

There was a lot of unnecessary words and descriptions in the book... it probably would have been a good 50 pages shorter if the editor had cut all the needless babble out.

I did have a hard time keeping track of who the parents were... I had to give myself a little cheat sheet to keep them all straight.

At the heart of it, it was a good story. Solid 3 stars
Lisa
Mar 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
A gripping tale of a teenage secret that shattered the lives of five teenagers forever.

SUMMARY
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
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Linden
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
Erin
I won this in a Goodreads giveaway!

What if your darkest secret wasn't a secret?

Allie Garvey is going back home to the funeral of a childhood friend. Allie's life is a mess because of a dark secret she's been keeping for 20 years. When she was in High School a horrific incident shattered the lives of her group of friends.

Someone Knows sounded so good but it was just meh. Nothing happened. This book was plotless. Even when the "horrific incident" happens its rushed through. I was so bored. Also
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Mary  Carrasco
Apr 25, 2019 rated it it was ok
Unfortunately, this was not my favorite Scottoline book. There were too many inconsistencies and the ending felt implausible. I've enjoyed many of her books. Hopefully the next one will be better.
Bren
“If you don’t have a plan, you’re not a businessman, you’re a gambler.”
― Lisa Scottoline, Someone Knows



So I spent most of today reading this book. It is pretty long.

I knew nothing about Someone Knows when I picked it. I picked it because I have read other Lisa Scottonline books and I loved them. I love this writer. I still love her even though this book wasn't for me.

When rating a book it is tough sometimes. I did not DNF this but I did skim ALOT. I could not get in to the story as much as I wo
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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.
Barbara
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...
Amy
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
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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.
Marisa
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.
Adrienne
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: thriller
Unputdownable. Lisa Scottoline does it again. An incredible plausible story of death, murder, grief, guilt. And that often the hardest person to forgive is the one we see in the mirror.
It would have been a 5 star rating - except there were not legal shenanigans involved at the centerpiece of the story.
Frank Phillips
Apr 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was yet another hit LS read for me!! Every year I look forward to a few select author's releases and auto-buy these releases and LS is most definitely one of them. I put her in the same box as Harlan Coben in that I'm almost guaranteed to enjoy my reading experience with every new release. I've found myself comparing the two authors as their releases usually come out around the same time each year, and I can very confidently say this year LS certainly won the contest for me!! I definitely e ...more
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.
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Jes Singer
Apr 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
I really liked one book by this author and have tried a few times unsuccessfully to find another. This is my reminder to stop trying. Despite a great hook, premise, and engaging plot, this book fell apart quickly. The author covers a LOT of hefty topics here, none of them particularly well —- terminal childhood disease, pedophelia, homosexuality/phobia, suicide, depression, voyeurism, obsession, PTSD, broken marriage — way too many to give satisfactory attention to any. The ending is Scooby-Doo ...more
Natalie
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
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Zaynab
Jun 28, 2019 rated it liked it
Whoa!! Slow down Lisa! There was too much that happened uselessly. The pace could have used some acceleration at the start but then it dwindled so rapidly that we desperately needed a belt to hang on to our seats. The author draws us into dark deplorable secrets that were unsparing and traumatizing right to the unraveling finale.
Karen
May 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I am a fan of Lisa Scottoline's but this book wasn't for me. It felt so far fetched. I didn't like the multiple points of view that kept changing. I did not like or relate to any of the four main characters: the spoiled, grieving sister of a Cystic Fibrosis victim, a rich daughter to absent parents, a sexually confused boy of a rich, hard man, and a rich, spoiled boy of a divorced couple. I just didn't feel the story was believable. I am sure many fans of Scottoline's will enjoy it though.
Dee
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!
Melissa Borsey
While not the best book that I've read by this author, the storyline intrigued me enough to want to know how it would end.
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!
Melody McNamara
I usually love Lisa Scottoline's books, but this one didn't work as well for me. The first half read more like a teen soap opera than a suspense story. Every imaginable family problem was addressed, from death and divorce to homosexuality, pedophilia and voyeurism. It was a little too much, the characters were stereotypical, and it went on for far too long. Still, I found myself inexplicably getting caught up in the story. The second half picked up and became more interesting and exciting. I did ...more
Javi
Apr 30, 2019 rated it did not like it
Whoa, that was absolutely awful. I can't believe this is the same author that wrote the wonderful "Every Fifteen Minutes". I'm just amazed at how bad everything was: the story, the stilted dialogue, the so called twist...Stay away from this book, don't say I didn't warn you!
Katherine
Oct 09, 2019 rated it liked it
”People like us don’t kill people.”

3.5 out of 5 stars

Despite there being way too many POVs (more than 10!) this was a compelling domestic thriller that explores grief, secrets, and how hiding the truth can do more harm that good.
Stephanie
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
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