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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
One of our favorite thriller plots—The Crime That Refuses to Die—gets a fresh, suspenseful workout in Someone Knows. Twenty years after a teenage prank went shockingly wrong, Allie Garvey remains wracked with guilt. And when one of her friends commits suicide, Allie’s fear that their buried secrets will be exposed becomes unbearable. Lisa Scottoline sets her damaged heroine on a quest to learn what really happened that long-ago, deadly night, moving seamlessly between the past and present. The characters’ emotional pain feels earned; a series of shocking twists kept us up way past our bedtime.
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It was good until it became a novel of cliches
I was really into it until things started to be revealed and bodies started dropping for no good reason. I was DONE by end when I realized it was chock full of ridiculous cliches: young white make serial killer...CHECK...blind bombshell who is a total beotch...CHECK...only person of color is a “strong” black woman but oh she also happens to be irrationally angry and goes off on the sweet, innocent, contrite white female and becomes the bad guy...CHECK...young brown-haired brown-eyed innocent even when she’s guilty, does-no-wrong girl-next-door heroine...CHECK...underappreciated good guy swoops in to save the day and win the girl...CHECK.
And this whole business about Allie forgetting that she saw her own dad loading a gun and putting it to his head after sister died and her mom was committed to a psych ward?
And did Julian really have to kill his dad and Mac for no reason? What was the point in that?
It started off well but ended up being just as corny as her other books.
Like others, I usually love her books. This story line was way too choppy. All of the chapters of characters got to be really drawn out. I skipped to the end and I do not do that.