SOMEONE KNOWS: Lisa Scottoline’s First Book with G.P. Putnam’s Sons Announced

Back in May, we reported that #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, one of the most prominent voices on the literary scene today, was leaving St. Martin’s Press to sign a six-book deal with G.P. Putnam’s Sons, an imprint of Penguin. 

Now, three months after that news rocked the publishing world, we finally have some details about Scottoline’s first book with Putnam. . . 

Scheduled for publication on April 9, 2019, Someone Knows, a brand-new standalone thriller from Lisa Scottoline, will take readers to an upscale suburb of Philadelphia, the setting of her latest domestic thriller about a group of friends who’ve been keeping a dark secret for two decades. Check out the plot details below! 


Lisa ScottolineFrom 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?



Those looking to help fill their time until next spring can pick up Feared, Scottoline’s latest Mary DiNunzio and Bennie Rosato legal thriller (one of our highest-rated novels of the year), which just came out a couple of weeks ago and recently debuted at #5 on the New York Times bestsellers list. Otherwise, mark your calendars and let the countdown to the release of Someone Knows, one of the most anticipated titles of 2019, begin! 

Diehard fans looking to get their pre-ordering on can do so here, or anywhere else books are sold.



Praised as “one of today’s finest book reviewers” by New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds, Ryan Steck (“The Godfather of the thriller genre” — Ben Coes) has “quickly established himself as the authority on mysteries and thrillers” (Author A.J. Tata). He currently lives in Southwest Michigan with his wife and their six children.


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