What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline #bookreview #thriller

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Title: What Happened to the Bennetts

Author: Lisa Scottoline

Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons

Publication Date: March 29, 2022

Page Count:  399

My rating: 4 stars

About the book:

From #1 bestselling author Lisa Scottoline comes a pulse-pounding new novel.

Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.
Now you have to choose between law…and justice.

     Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s field hockey game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

Later that awful night, Jason and his family receive a visit from the FBI. The agents tell them that the carjackers were members of a dangerous drug-trafficking organization – and now Jason and his family are in their crosshairs.

The agents advise the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program right away, and they have no choice but to agree. But WITSEC was designed to protect criminal informants, not law-abiding families. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands.

Sometimes justice is a one-man show.

What Happened to the Bennetts by Lisa Scottoline is an adrenaline fueled thriller novel. The story in What Happened to the Bennetts is one that is filled with over the top action told in a fast pace way as it answers just how far this one man will go for his family.

The Bennetts are your average family surrounded by their suburban friends and neighbors. Jason Bennett is driving one night as his family is traveling home from their teenage daughters game they notice a truck following along, a little too closely. The next thing they know that truck swerves in front of them and they are confronted by carjackers. Things go south when the family dog gets loose and their daughter is then being rushed to the hospital and before they know it the FBI is involved and they are taken into protective custody.

What Happened to the Bennetts is not the first book I’ve read by author Lisa Scottoline so I had a good feeling that I would enjoy this one when I picked it up. With such an intense start to the book I couldn’t help but become completely intrigued with how and where the rest would take me. Pulse pounding is definitely a good descriptor for this one as it doesn’t slow down the entire ride. For me some of the action was a little over the top but fans of an adrenaline thriller should love this one.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

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About the author:

Lisa Scottoline is a #1 bestselling and Edgar Award-winning author of 33 novels. Lisa’s books are book-club favorites, and she and her daughter Francesca Serritella have hosted an annual Big Book Club Party for over a thousand readers at her Pennsylvania farm, for the past twelve years. Lisa has been President of Mystery Writers of America and she reviews fiction and non-fiction for the New York Times, Washington Post, and The Philadelphia Inquirer. She also writes a weekly column with her daughter for The Philadelphia Inquirer entitled Chick Wit, a witty take on life from a woman’s perspective, which have been collected in a bestselling series of humorous memoirs. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. degree in English, and cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she taught Justice & Fiction. She has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives with an array of disobedient pets, and wouldn’t have it any other way.

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