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3.82  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  56 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
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Hardcover, 400 pages
Expected publication: April 9th 2019 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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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
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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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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
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...
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.
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!
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
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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Patty
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Someone Knows
By
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
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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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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
Lynne
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
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
Jenn
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
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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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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
Debbie
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
Danielle Urban
Feb 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Someone Knows by Lisa Scottoline is a dark suspense read that grips you from the first moment. I felt the character's guilt immediately. Something really bad had happened. Regret, guilt, and the haunting past keeps haunting the remaining characters from that one night. The tone and mood of this tale read like The Pretty Little Liars novel. There was something that kept the characters from seeking help. Always forced to keep everything secret, yet little by little it eats them whole. Tearing away ...more
Jennifer
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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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
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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
Jill
Dec 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so happy to get an advanced copy of this book. I was hooked from the very beginning, it almost felt like I was reading a YA book because the story starts out with a bunch of 15 year old kids, but time does pass and the things that these kids carry with them as they grow into adults shape their future lives. Another great one by Lisa Scottoline!
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
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Claire Connors
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Quick read!
Vicki Plant
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC for this from Penguin. I could not put it down. The story captivated me from the beginning, it is full of flawed characters both sympathetic and unsympathetic. The author manages to put one more twist at the end just when you believe everything is neatly tied up. Definitely worth picking up.
Melissa Suslowicz Bartz
OMG!!! Lisa Scottoline really delivers with this book. I thought it was a fantastic read and quite frankly one of her best books. I really liked the different point of view storytelling cause you got to see what every character was thinking and feeling. That was the best part of the book. The ending revelation did shock me. Overall, I would definitely recommend this book ❤❤❤❤❤ ...more
Karen R.
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ok, I must confess. This was my first Lisa Scottoline book. I feel like I have been missing out. Someone Knows is a well crafted story that keeps the pages turning.
Without giving much away, 20 years ago a group of friends pulled a prank that left someone dead. Fast forward, the friends are together again for a funeral. Was the accident years ago really an accident? What about this latest death? Allie needs to find out, but at what cost?
A really good, solid, fast paced story that will leave you w
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Sheri
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Lisa Scottoline`s books and this was no exception. I read this book in two days because I couldn't put it down. The story centers around Allie and a horrific event she witnessed in high school. The event haunts her and greatly affects her life. This story keeps you asking what really happened that night. I really enjoyed the intrigue and honestly did not see the end coming. I highly recommend this book! ...more
Debbie
Feb 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lots of plot twists and good character development kept me quickly turning the pages. Lisa Scottoline is one of my favorite authors and this book did not disappoint. # netgalley
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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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