Someone Knows
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 Philadelphia, four teenagers spent a summer as closest friends: drinking, sharing secrets, testing boundaries. When a new boy looked to join them, they decided to pull a prank on him, convincing him to play Russian roulette as an initiation into their group. They secretly planned to leave the gun unloaded—but what happened next would change each of them forever.Now three of the four reunite for the first time since that horrible summer. The guilt—and the lingering question about who loaded the gun—drove them apart. But after one of the group apparently commits suicide with a gun, their old secrets come roaring back. One of them is going to figure out if the new suicide is what it seems, and if it connects to the events of that long-ago summer. Someone knows exactly what happened—but who? And how far will they go to keep their secrets buried?

Someone Knows Details

TitleSomeone Knows
Author
ReleaseApr 9th, 2019
PublisherG.P. Putnam's Sons
ISBN-139780525539643
Rating
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Someone Knows Review

  • Katie B
    January 1, 1970
    2.5 starsToo 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, 2.5 starsToo 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, I jumped on it. I found the premise of the book intriguing as it's basically a story about a group of people who were involved in something terrible back when they were teenagers. Twenty years later the secret they have kept about what really happened is taking a toll on their lives.The majority of the characters in this book are unlikable people, but that's not really the problem I had with the story. The mystery of what happened and what was going to happen in the present time was enough to sustain my interest so it didn't matter much to me I didn't like some of the people. I had much more of an issue with too many characters being used to advance the plot. It led to too many unnecessary side plots. I assume the author did this to add depth to the teenage characters, but in my opinion it made things worse. It began to feel like every problem a character faced was one rotten cliche after another. I basically hated the last 75 pages or so and it's what brought the book down from a 3 star read to 2.5 stars. In order for something to be shocking it has to be believable and to me the big finale or whatever you might call it just didn't ring true. Yes, everything tied in together but again, too much. Even though this one ended on a sour note and didn't completely work for me, I would still read another novel by the author. She is talented and you get to see glimmers of that in this book but unfortunately I think this is a case of being overly ambitious and it not paying off in the end. Thank you to First to Read for the opportunity to read an advance digital copy! I was under no obligation to post a review and all views expressed are my honest opinion.
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  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 gay and testing his theory by pretending to care for one of the girls, another is overtly spying on someone he supposedly loves and on and on and on, and these teens aren't even in high school yet, they average 15 years old!The characters I could have dealt with if there was a great plot, but sadly I didn't find that to be the case. Half way through the book the teens are still sneaking around burying and unburying a gun which never should have been available to them, then bullets and now a blast and a murder. So one of the teens is also a murderer, because someone left a bullet in the gun.I've just come to the conclusion that this book is not for me. I had been really looking forward to this book so I'm very disappointed but I'm sure that it will find it's audience. There are many rave reviews for this book so I'm an outlier on this one.Since I did not finish the book and it may have a great ending, I will not post to public purchasing sites in fairness to the author.I received an ARC of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss.
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  • Mackey
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 are Scottoline lovers out there. This one was not for me.
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  • Lisa
    January 1, 1970
    A gripping tale of a teenage secret that shattered the lives of five teenagers forever. SUMMARYAllie 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 A gripping tale of a teenage secret that shattered the lives of five teenagers forever. SUMMARYAllie 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 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.For the past twenty years the dark secret has haunted and eaten away at her. Allie now stands at a crossroads. She’s ready to learn how the prank went so horribly wrong. She digs to unearth the truth, but what she finds is a shocking conclusion that she never saw coming.REVIEWIn your youth, did you every do anything really, really stupid? Kids just do things, they get caught up in the moment, caught up in peer pressure, and the next thing you know, something terrible has happened. SOMEONE KNOWS is a thought-provoking story of teenage mistakes, the kind of mistakes that tend to stay with you the rest of your life. The teenage drama, dysfunction and angst in the first portion of the book made me think I was perhaps reading a young adult novel. But the story moves on in the second part of the book. The book has tons of characters and you may need to make a list to keep up...but it’s worth the effort! LISA SCOTTOLINE’s writing does not disappoint. The story is intriguing and the character development is well-done. You may not like some of the characters, but if everyone was perfect would you really even have a story! It’s a robust story and Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. Lisa Scottoline is a #1 Bestselling Author, The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 32 novels.. 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. Thanks to G. P. Putnam/Penguin, Netgalley and Lisa Scottoline for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Publisher G. P. Putnam/Penguin Random HousePublished April 9, 2019Review www.bluestockingreviews.com
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  • Tucker (TuckerTheReader)
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 were her own thoughts, there was a tiny bit of fat shaming. Fair warning. -Julian, is a rich asshole. I hated him. I'm honestly not sure if he was supposed to a protagonist or antagonist. I kept waffling between the two. I mean he had a lot of creepy scenes (like watching his neighbour undress.. What the heck!!?) but I also pitied him because his dad sucks and his mom is sad and weird.-David is a gay (I think?!) young man, who is friends with Julian (no idea why) and sometimes feel out of place with him because of their... Financial differences. I appreciated his character.-Kyle has just moved to town and is trying to keep his past buried. His father is in jail for sexual abuse. Kyle just wants to escape the new anchors and rumors. I really felt bad for him. I honestly wanted to smack his mom. Gosh, she was such an idiot.-Sasha is honestly a female version of Julian. She is a whiny brat and I hated her the whole time. (view spoiler)[I'm really glad she died in the end (hide spoiler)]Allie's mom is also struggling with Jill's death but she is doing much worse than Allie and has slipped into a bad depression. I really appreciated the inclusion of mental illness (specifically depression). I'm rather disappointed by how it ended though. 😭The book starts out in the present and then switches to the past for about half and then back to the present for the rest of the book. All of the characters are separately dealing with a tragedy that gets slowly revealed chapter by chapter. Once the reader realises what has happened, the book switches to present. It moved at break neck speed with an amazing twist at the end that I never saw coming.Many thanks to G.P. Putnam's Sons for sending me a copy in exchange for an honest reviewBottom Line:4.5 StarsAge Recommendation: 14+ (Blood, Gore, suicide, Depression)TW: Suicide, Depression, Fat Shaming, Sexual HarassmentCover: 4/5 • Plot: 4/5 • Characters: 4/5 | Goodreads | Blog | Twitch | Pinterest |BONUS SPOILER DISCUSSION! 😀 **EVERYTHING PAST THIS LINE IS A SPOILER!!**__________________________________________First of all, I was not very surprised that Julian was evil. I honestly was relieved because if he had been redeemed I would have been soooo pissed. I'm glad that he killed Sasha though! Woot woot! 🙌🙌🎉🎉What did surprise me is who loaded the bullet. I mean I never thought it would be Allie's dad. I think I was looking for someone who did it purposely to hurt. I never considered it was an accident. It was a bit hard for me to believe that Allie "forgot" that. I get trauma does weird things to the brain but it seems a bit stretched.I was soon sad that Allie's mom died from cancer though. when I read that, it literally made me tear up. It was heartbreaking. (Also, I was reading this while I was in a psych ward so it was a bit triggering 😂)At first, I felt bad for the kids but then I didn't. They were so stupid and I almost feel like they deserved the pain the went through. Like, who does that to a teen kid?!and that's it!! Byyyyyeee!
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  • Barbara
    January 1, 1970
    I received this book from goodreads giveaway...I have read all of Lisa Scottoline and this so farI 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
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 thing I really liked here was the multiple narrators, you hear from almost every single character in the story at some point and there are quite a few. I wasn’t confused by this, it was fairly easy to work out who was who and how they all related to each other early on. Most of the chapters were on the short side as well making this a compulsive read for me.The plot focuses on one terrible night when a group of teenagers made typical awful teenaged decisions but their unfortunate choices ended in a tragic death. Along the way you learn that everyone from the kids themselves to their parents have some juicy and sometimes disturbing secrets, so there was also something interesting going on here no matter who’s viewpoint you were currently reading. It is on the slower side as far as suspense goes, it’s a gradual build but the ending packs a solid punch. There were twists, some I predicted and others that shocked me, but overall I was satisfied with how it all ended. It loosely reminded me of a Liane Moriarty novel in that it had the same lighter style but this one definitely had more dark moments too, it explored some heavy issues so keep that in mind.Someone Knows in three words: Tense, Gripping and Dark
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  • Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Linden
    January 1, 1970
    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, 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, I am very disappointed.
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  • Marisa
    January 1, 1970
    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 endHitting shelves in 2019, thanks to netgalley....the publisher and the author for the early read.
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  • Susan Crowe
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Dee
    January 1, 1970
    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!
  • Natalie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 it difficult to reconcile all the pieces and find satisfaction in the simplistic ending. So, I can’t wait to read Scottoline’s next book, but I felt this didn’t live up to her other work.
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  • PinkAmy loves books, cats and naps
    January 1, 1970
    ***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. ***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. I loved the premise of SOMEONE KNOWS and the backstories of the five teens, each rich enough to have been a main character in another book. Scottoline took a while to introduce the characters and get to the death, though interesting, I was ready to get into the plot. As usual, her flawless writing engaged me.Once the story moves to the present time and the funeral, one of the characters takes a preposterous turn to the dark side. I can’t say more without giving plot away.I enjoyed the reading experience and liked SOMEONE KNOWS more than the quality of the story. I can see why some people will be dissatisfied and others with be thoroughly engaged.
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  • Laura Rash
    January 1, 1970
    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!
  • Patty
    January 1, 1970
    Someone KnowsByLisa ScottolineWhat 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 Someone KnowsByLisa ScottolineWhat 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 being every bit as good. The characters were dysfunctional and dishonest and suffered from this for most of their lives. Only one character was truly manipulatively evil and he was responsible for the damage in all of the others. What made me truly enjoy this book...I simply loved the story telling. It takes place in an area near me so the locations were very familiar. Why you should read it, too...Readers who love a well told chilling tale should truly enjoy this book. I received an advance reader’s copy of this book from the publisher through Edelweiss and Amazon. It was my choice to read it and review it.
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  • Deborah Blanchard
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 and shock. The past can shape our future and this book shows that. Well written with incredible flow. This is one book you don't want to miss. Another blockbuster by Lisa Scottoline!!
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  • Stephanie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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-teenage suicide, depression, and mentions of pedophilia and incest.Twenty years ago a group of four high schoolers, Allie Garvey, Sasha Barrow, David Hybrinski and Julian Browne, find a gun hidden in the woods that forces them into a secret clique. Their secret is revealed to Kyle Gallagher, a new kid in town, as he's drawn into their little circle because of his attraction to the alluring and manic Sasha. While drunk, the teenagers make a horrific dare that ends with one of them dead in what looks like a suicide, and the other four swear to keep another dark and twisted secret.The story is told in two different timelines with most of the story taking place in the past and the rest during the present day. When the novel starts, a suicide has taken place on the 20th anniversary of the horrific dare, and this death reunites the three surviving members of the group who still carry that awful secret.Of these three, Allie has never been able to set aside her guilt and trauma from that night, feelings she now realizes must also have been felt by the person who just died. Because of this and her own mental shock that's terrorized her adulthood, she's determined to find answers about what happened so long ago and will confront her former friends about why the dare went so tragically wrong—at any cost.Scottoline's writing is fluid and effortless, and I really enjoyed how she handled the many characters in the book and their multiple POVs. There are plenty of scandalous, sinister, and horrifying secrets that are revealed among all the characters! I wasn't expecting so many jaw-dropping moments, but there they were. The twists in the book were explosive, and the ending was definitely one that I didn't see coming.I've read everything that Scottoline has ever written, and Someone Knows is a bit of a departure from her previous books, which I think will go either way with her readers. I really enjoyed it because I think it showed her excellent writing range and her ability to stay fresh and current in a genre that unfortunately all too often manages to produce the same old thing time after time. Also, even though the suspense in the book is very dark and explores some very powerful and even offputting topics, I appreciated her uncanny ability to explore the emotions, shock, guilt, and psychological issues that are at play in these situations because past events definitely do shape a person's future.Another win by Lisa Scottoline! If you like emotional, heavy hitting suspense that is well-written and gripping, then make sure you pick up Someone Knows!**Thank you Edelweiss and G.P. Putnam’s Sons for the ARC to read in exchange for my fair and honest review.**
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  • Kelsie
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 began twenty years prior. It’s the summer of 1999, and Allie Garvey and her new friends just want to have fun, instead they make a decision that will haunt them for the next twenty years. The story tests the bonds of friendship and family and reveals the toll that secrets can exact on our lives. The characters are utterly believable. The plot is riveting and full of unexpected twists. The ending is shocking. Scottoline has given us a page-turner in Someone Knows. This is a must-read. I highly recommend this novel to fans of the unexpected and give it 5 out of 5 stars. I was given the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book as part of Penguin's First to Read program. However, the opinions expressed in this review are 100% mine and mine alone.
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  • Vanessa
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 enjoyed the ride and found it moved quickly. I was unsure of what rating to give but believe it falls around a 3 to 3.5 for me. I loved the concept of the book but felt that not too much happened in the first half. The very last twist felt out-of-the-blue and unbelievable to me, so that knocked the rating down for me. I did enjoy the alternating POVs and how well Scottoline handled them.
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  • Leslie M.
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 from checking out the author's books in the future.Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy from NetGalley, but I wasn't required to leave a positive review.
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  • Jesse Broussard
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 Read for an advance copy of this book!
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  • Lynne
    January 1, 1970
    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.
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  • Cindy Price
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 unravel, with deadly consequences.Scottoline has done it again! And how! Highly recommended!
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  • Donna Hines
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 someone do that?Was there a much deeper hidden reasoning to all that unfolded that day?Allie's sister died from cystic fibrosis which has deepened the wound which may be the reason for the mother's severe depression and admittance into the mental hospital.Meanwhile Kyle's dad is hiding a deeper secret that involves sexual activity deemed illegal.Good lord it seems everyone has something to hide.Suicides, overdoses, jealous rages later come up in this epic plot twists that's sure to leave you speechless.It's quite interesting novel but I wish more editing in the beginning and more even pacing near the ending would've been completed.Otherwise a great read for a new thriller and new publisher.I'm used to the chick lit stories from Lisa so this was a definite change for the better in my opinion.Thank you to the author and publisher for my goodreads giveaway and honest opinion of this ARC.
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  • Jenn
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 suburb, this books takes place both in present day and in the late 90s. Fans of the domestic thriller will find plenty to enjoy in Someone Knows.I've only read one other Scottoline, another standalone of her's, and liked it well enough. In the end, I didn't love this one. It was fine. Without spoilers, I found the VERY last reveal to be beyond belief and kind of annoying. Overall, this was a decent read.
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  • Sherri Thacker
    January 1, 1970
    I really enjoyed this book by Lisa Scottoline but I usually do love all of Lisa’s books!! I felt at times I could not put the book down. And there was a twist at about 3/4 through. And what an ending!!! Did not see that coming at all!! Really enjoyed this one.
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  • Janilyn Kocher
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 First Read by Penguin for the advance read.
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  • Retha Cameron
    January 1, 1970
    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 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 see coming. Not my favorite Lisa Scottoline book by a long shot but a page turner nevertheless.
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  • Debbie
    January 1, 1970
    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
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