What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline @penguinrandom @LisaScottoline #Review


 

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Every time I get the chance to read a tried and true favorite author, I get nervous. I always think about the fact that the book may not be good. Not the case with this book or author luckily! I really hate when they turn out to be duds.



This book tells the tale of the all American Bennett family. The first chapters are so frightening. The Bennet family is just driving home from a game in their new Mercedes. As you are reading the first chapter you begin to get the buildup of something huge. Was it drama, fear or horror? All three. What happened to the Bennet family seemed to be a car jacking, but it was not. The details are given out over the next few chapters. 


We learn a lot about the career of Jason, who is a court reporter for many years. We learn about Lucinda, who has a photography business of her own. The guessing for who, what, when and WHY will have you turning the pages fast.

About halfway. there are a few big bombshells that are dropped. In the middle of that you deal with the mental reprisal of the car jacking murder of Allison. Ethan, their son who is 13, deals with his own issues. Reading about his depression is so sad. His parents don’t deal with what is happening too good as a unit, so Ethan is allowed to be in his funk.




So there are several twists and turns that the author throws in so you can’t possibly guess the plot. It was a well put together novel by a master author. She adds the police procedures, working with the FBI and politics into the last half of the book. The FBI agents, well they are something else. I can’t go into much about them or what I liked about the character development because of the plot.


Very well written. Special thanks to Penguin Random House and Netgalley




Lisa Scottoline is a #1 Bestselling Author, The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 33 novels, including her latest work, Eternal, her first-ever historical novel.

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, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses, and earlier books, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The PoolI’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places; Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?; Have a Nice Guilt TripMeet Me at Emotional Baggage ClaimBest Friends, Occasional EnemiesMy Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space; and Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV.

Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York TimesThe Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as president of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much-sought-after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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