Someone Knows

Someone Knows

Large Print - 2019
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Haunted by her role in a covered-up prank gone wrong twenty years earlier, Allie returns to her hometown for a friend's funeral and resolves to uncover the truth.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, ©2019.
Edition: Large print edition.
ISBN: 9781984888419
Characteristics: 543 pages ;,24 cm.


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Jun 05, 2019

I just could not finish ‘Someone Knows’.

Adults who write about young adults shouldn't try so hard to make it sound like they are trying so hard. Just like with ‘After Anna’ the dialog and the narrative are both stilted and juvenile. None of the characters I met before I quit were likeable.

As I felt with ‘After Anna’, I was willing to read ‘Someone Knows’ because I'm a huge fan of Scottoline, but there is a growing pattern here.’ One Perfect Lie’ received a generous 4 stars from me, even though in my review I said, "There was no cohesiveness and it was too clever by half". ‘After Anna’ only earned 3 stars and now ‘Someone Knows’ is down to two.

I'm having a hard time understanding why Lisa Scottoline has been striking out with these last few non-series fiction books. I've read 32 of her books. I have enjoyed every Rosato & Dinunzio and always look forward to the non-fiction she pens with her daughter.

I think before I attempt to read Lisa Scottoline's next stand alone novel, I will re-read my reviews (and yours) of her previous ones..

May 21, 2019

I was not too happy with this dragged on but the ending was not great...Lisa has done much better before.

May 13, 2019

I read all of Lisa Scottoline's books as soon as I can but this surpassed her usual style. I was hooked all the way through!

May 10, 2019

This book is typical Lisa Scottoline, a page turner with some incredible drama at the end. The book starts with a teenage prank going totally wrong and then relates how the teenagers handle this situation over the years. At the end of twenty years there is a twist in the tale. I felt the ending was too dramatic and uncalled for. I liked the characters of Allie and Larry and hoped everything turned out well for them. Read the book and if you're rooting for Larry and Allie you'll want to read it till the end.

May 07, 2019

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First of all, I love the colours on this cover! Second, while I mostly enjoyed the novel, there was just too much happening to real get into it. While there were two narrators to do the male and female voice, there were just too many characters! It was nice to get all the different point of views, yet it seemed a bit unnecessary. I did like the story idea, especially around the teens and how they react to things around them. The ending wasn't bad, but the little twist right at the end, made it seem implausible and made it seem a bit overly dramatic. This is a good beach read.

Apr 30, 2019

This book read much like a young adult novel. It had many characters to follow, I thought it was just ok.

Hillsboro_ElizabethH Apr 28, 2019

What happens when a game goes terribly wrong, and the teenagers playing it are frightened what will happen to them? What follows are 20 years of lies, regret, and eventually, a suicide. While this book was a little more dark than Lisa Scottoline's others, the plot twists were amazing. I had absolutely no idea until the end what was going to happen. I highly recommend it!

Apr 15, 2019

A real page turner. You really can't figure out who knows until the end. Love having to wait for the conclusion.

Apr 06, 2019

This domestic thriller has an ambitious story line that spans twenty years. The linchpin for the narrative is a game of Russian roulette that went horribly wrong. Our story begins and ends with Allie Graves who turns out to be a key player in the drama. There were times when the twists and turns in the plot were riveting. At others the large cast of characters seems to be unwieldy. Faithful fans of Lisa Scottoline will find this a decent addition to her list of novels and one of her better domestic dramas. I found it to be a somewhat depressing read and would not commend this title to those unfamiliar with Scottoline's earlier works.

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