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Lisa Scottoline - Author

About the Author

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and her achievements have been recognized by universities and organizations alike. In addition to winning the Edgar Award, mystery writers' highest honor, Lisa has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from West Chester University and an Alumni Certificate of Merit by the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She also received the "Paving the Way" award from Women in Business and the "Distinguished Author Award" from Scranton University. Lisa is currently serving as a board member of the Mystery Writers of America, the National Italian American Foundation and Pennsylvania for Modern Courts. All of Lisa's books draw on her experience as a trial lawyer as well as her judicial clerkships in the state and federal justice systems.

Featured books by Lisa Scottoline

Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback Release Date: 20/11/2014

One decision. One family's future in ruins. When Jake Buckman decides to let Ryan, his sixteen-year-old son practice driving home along a deserted street, he has no idea of the deadly consequences. But in the darkness of night, a runner comes from nowhere and the hit is fatal. Now Jake and Ryan have two options: admit Ryan's responsibility ...or drive home as though nothing happened. What follows is not a clear-cut hit and run, but a split-second decision by a father who will do anything to protect his son. How much should a parent sacrifice for their child? And could any family survive the burden of such a terrible secret?

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Save Me

Save Me

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/03/2012

You always put your own child first, don't you? When an explosion rips through her daughter's school, Rose McKenna faces a horrifying choice. Does she go in search of her daughter, Melly, or save the children nearest to her first, one of whom is the bully who has been making her daughter's life a misery...This is an international bestseller from an award-winning author. Save Me is Sophie's Choice for the 21st Century.

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Other books by Lisa Scottoline

Someone Knows

Someone Knows

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/11/2019

'Lisa Scottoline is one of the very best writers at work today' Michael Connelly 'Heart-pounding' Lisa Gardner Twenty years ago four teenagers spent a blissful summer as the closest of friends. But when a new boy looked to join them, they convinced him to play a dangerous initiation game with deadly stakes. What happened next would change each of them forever. Now, after leading separate lives, three of the four friends reunite for the first time since that summer and unbearable memories come flooding back. Someone knows what happened - but who? And just how far will they go to keep their shocking secrets buried?

Someone Knows

Someone Knows

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/04/2019

'You won't be able to put this one down' Jodi Picoult 'Heart-pounding' Lisa Gardner Twenty years ago four teenagers spent a blissful summer as the closest of friends. But when a new boy looked to join them, they convinced him to play a dangerous initiation game with deadly stakes. What happened next would change each of them forever. Now, after leading separate lives, three of the four friends reunite for the first time since that summer and unbearable memories come flooding back. Someone knows what happened - but who? And just how far will they go to keep their shocking secrets buried?

After Anna

After Anna

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

Internationally bestselling author Lisa Scottoline returns with this gripping, twisting thriller that will keep fans of Jenny Blackhurst's THE FOSTER CHILD and Shari Lapena's THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR guessing until the very end. Everyone deserves a second chance at happiness. Dr Noah Alderman, a widower and single father, is finally content after marrying the wonderful Maggie. And they're both thrilled when Maggie gets an unexpected chance to be a mother to Anna, the daughter she once thought she'd lost forever. But when seventeen-year-old Anna arrives everything changes - and the darkest turn of events will shatter their lives in ways no one could have imagined. What if your perfect family becomes your worst nightmare?

Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio 6)

Feared (Rosato & DiNunzio 6)

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: eBook Release Date: 04/10/2018

In the new thriller from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline, Mary DiNunzio's ruthless nemesis Nick Machiavelli is back . . . with a vengeance.Rosato & DiNunzio are being sued for reverse sex discrimination by three plaintiffs who claim they weren't hired because they were men. Their lawyer, Nick Machiavelli, once lost a case to Mary DiNunzio, and now he wants a rematch. Mary and her partner, Bennie Rosato, soon figure out that Machiavelli manufactured the entire story and entrapped the law firm's only male lawyer, John Foxman, into admitting sexual discrimination. Events turn deadly when Foxman ends up murdered. Now it's all on the line as the women have to figure out who killed Foxman and save the law firm they love.

Getaway

Getaway

Author: Lisa Scottoline, Nelson DeMille Format: eBook Release Date: 06/07/2018

In this short story from the International Thriller Writers' anthology MatchUp, bestselling authors Nelson DeMille and Lisa Scottoline-along with their popular series characters John Corey and Bennie Rosato-team up for the first time ever.When former NYPD homicide detective and Federal Anti-Terrorist Task Force agent John Corey finds himself recuperating at a remote lakeside cabin, the last thing he expects is trouble. Then tough-as-nails lawyer Bennie Rosato comes running out of the woods with masked men on her trail. With no phone reception and unknown dangers lurking, can these two alpha personalities work together to survive the night?For more exciting short story pairings, don't miss all eleven short stories in Match Up!

One Perfect Lie

One Perfect Lie

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2017

Lisa Scottoline, internationally bestselling author of KEEP QUIET and EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, returns with a gripping new tale of family and survival. Sure to keep fans of BEHIND CLOSED DOORS and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN hooked until the last page. Single mother Heather would do anything for her son, Jordan. His talent on the high-school baseball field could be his only ticket to college. Yet there are those in Jordan's team who have the potential to lead him down a darker path. Not least their coach - a new teacher with a dark, hidden agenda of his own. But there is no such thing as a perfect facade. And under pressure the cracks will soon appear... If your child conceals the truth, how can you be sure that they are safe?

Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio 5)

Exposed (Rosato & DiNunzio 5)

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: eBook Release Date: 05/10/2017

From the bestselling author of CORRUPTED and DAMAGED comes the fifth legal thriller in Lisa Scottoline's electrifying Rosato & Di Nunzio series. Perfect for fans of Lynda La Plante and Michael Connelly. When Mary DiNunzio takes on a case, she is determined to win, despite the fact that her partner Bennie Rosato is representing the opposition. A war of wills and legal strategy between Mary and Bennie forces everyone in the company to choose a side, and the law firm faces being torn apart.'Scottoline is a powerhouse' David Baldacci

Most Wanted

Most Wanted

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2016

Lisa Scottoline, internationally bestselling author of KEEP QUIET and EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, returns with MOST WANTED, a gripping new tale of family, secrets and survival. Sure to keep fans of DAUGHTER and I LET YOU GO hooked until the last page. When a woman and her husband, desperate for a baby, find themselves unable to conceive, they decide to take further steps. Since it is the husband who is infertile, the heroine decides to use a donor. And all seems to be well. Three months pass and she is happily pregnant. But a shocking revelation occurs when she discovers that a man arrested for a series of brutal murders is her donor - the biological father of the child she is carrying. Delving deeper to uncover the truth, the heroine must face her worst fears, and confront a terrifying truth. MOST WANTED is sure to be Lisa Scottoline's most discussed, bestselling novel yet.

Damaged (Rosato & DiNunzio 4)

Damaged (Rosato & DiNunzio 4)

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: eBook Release Date: 06/10/2016

From the bestselling author of BETRAYED and CORRUPTED, DAMAGED is the fourth legal thriller in Lisa Scottoline's electrifying Rosato & Di Nunzio series. Perfect for fans of Lynda La Plante and Michael Connelly. One boy. One lawyer. One chance for justice.Shy, dyslexic and small for his age, ten-year-old Patrick O'Brien is a natural target at school. But when Patrick is accused of attacking a school aide, the tables are turned, and the aide promptly sues the boy, his family, and the school district. Patrick's grandfather turns to the lawyers of Rosato & DiNunzio for help and Mary DiNunzio is soon on the case. But there is more to the story than meets the eye and Patrick may be more troubled than he seems.With twists at every turn and secrets about the family coming to light, Mary DiNunzio might have found the case that can make her a true protector, or break her heart...

For Your Information: A &quote;Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat&quote; Essay

For Your Information: A "e;Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat"e; Essay

Author: Lisa Scottoline, Lisa Scottoline Format: eBook Release Date: 24/11/2015

For Your Information: A "e;Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?"e; essay by Lisa Scottoline "e;Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?"e; is s collection of funny stories and true confessions that every woman can relate to by Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella--the unstoppable, irreverent mother-daughter team.

Every Fifteen Minutes

Every Fifteen Minutes

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/11/2015

Lisa Scottoline, internationally bestselling author of KEEP QUIET, returns with EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, a thriller that will captivate fans of DAUGHTER and THE SISTERS. 'Scottoline is a powerhouse' David Baldacci Psychologist Dr Eric Parrish is unwittingly under threat. Recently separated from his wife, Eric is learning to become a single parent to his seven-year-old daughter, and life is far from straightforward. Now Eric has a new patient who could be a severe danger to others. And he must make a decision that will leave deadly consequences in its wake. The clock is ticking, and someone is hell bent on destroying Eric's practice, his family, his life. But how can you defend yourself against an enemy you don't know? And can you ever win a game you don't even know you are playing?

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 1

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 1

Author: Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2015

The collections from beloved mother-daughter writing duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are among the best reviewed humor books published today and have been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Here for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are two of their witty and warm collections.Why My Third Husband Will Be a DogThis one's for you, extraordinary ordinary women everywhere! Here Lisa Scottoline shares a hilarious collection of scenes from her real life, and she bets her life sounds a lot like yours...if you crave carbs, can't find jeans that fit, and still believe that these two things are unrelated. My Nest Isn't Empty, It Just Has More Closet SpaceLisa and Francesca give their mother-daughter perspective on everything from blind dates to empty calories, as well as life with the feistiest octogenarian on the planet, Mother Mary. Three generations, triple the laughs-and the love.

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 3

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 3

Author: Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2015

The collections from beloved mother-daughter writing duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are among the best reviewed humor books published today and have been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Here for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are two of their witty and warm collections.Have a Nice Guilt TripThis collection of warm and witty stories from Lisa and Francesca will strike a chord with every woman. With twenty-something Francesca navigating New York City, Lisa holding down the fort in the suburbs, and Mother Mary making frequent and always entertaining appearances, there are plenty of opportunities for family-induced guilt, fighting, laughter, and love.Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?From identity theft to the hazards of bicycling to college reunions and eating on the beach, Lisa and Francesca tackle the quirks, absurdities, and wonders of everyday life with wit and warmth. So put aside your worries and join Lisa and Francesca as they navigate their way through the crazy world we live in, laughing along the way.

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 2

Truly Funny Stories Vol. 2

Author: Lisa Scottoline, Francesca Serritella Format: eBook Release Date: 10/11/2015

The collections from beloved mother-daughter writing duo Lisa Scottoline and Francesca Serritella are among the best reviewed humor books published today and have been compared to the late greats, Erma Bombeck and Nora Ephron. Here for the first time in a fabulous eBook bundle are two of their witty and warm collections.Best Friends, Occasional EnemiesLisa and Francesca are best friends-99.9 percent of the time. In other words, they're just like every mother and daughter in the world-best friends and occasional enemies. Here they dish about it all, and whether you're a mother or a daughter you'll find yourself laughing, nodding, and reading this book to those you love.Meet Me at Emotional Baggage ClaimHow does a mother's love translate across state lines and over any semblance of personal boundaries? You'll laugh out loud as Lisa and Francesca face-off over the proper technique for packing dishes, the importance of bringing a coat in the summertime, and the dos and don'ts of dating at any age. Add Mother Mary to the mix, and you have a Molotov cocktail of estrogen, opinions, and fun.

Corrupted

Corrupted

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: eBook Release Date: 27/10/2015

In Lisa Scottoline's Corrupted, Bennie Rosato, the founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm, hides her big heart beneath her tough-as-nails exterior and she doesn't like to fail. Now, a case from her past shows her how differently things might have turned out. Thirteen years ago, Bennie Rosato took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and to this day it's the case that haunts her. Jason has grown up in and out of juvenile prison, and his adulthood hasn't been any easier. Bennie no longer represents those accused of murder, but when Jason is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a kid, she sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether or not to believe his claims of innocence, but she knows she owes him for past failures-of the law, of the juvenile justice system, and of herself. Forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice.

Corrupted (Rosato & DiNunzio 3)

Corrupted (Rosato & DiNunzio 3)

Author: Lisa Scottoline Format: eBook Release Date: 09/10/2015

Hot on the heels of ACCUSED and BETRAYED, CORRUPTED is the third legal thriller in New York Times bestseller Lisa Scottoline's electrifying Rosato & Di Nunzio series.For Bennie Rosato, founder of the Rosato & DiNunzio law firm, failure has never been an option. Thirteen years ago, she took on Jason Leftavick, a twelve-year-old boy who was sent to a juvenile detention center after fighting a class bully. Bennie couldn't free Jason, and his remains the one case that haunts her. Now out of prison, Jason's adulthood hasn't been much easier. And when he is indicted for killing the same bully he fought with as a child, Bennie sees no choice but to represent him. She doesn't know whether to believe his innocence, but she knows she knows this time she cannot let him down. Now, as she is forced to relive the darkest period of her life, Bennie will do everything in her power to get the truth, and justice...