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?
You know, I found this book hard to put down. Every turn of the page just kept you wanting to read more. I really enjoyed the differences in characters. They each had their or personality and they were all very unique. I was so shocked when the actual shooting happened. I gasped out aloud. I. Did. Not. Expect. That. To. Happen. I actually had to put the book down for a few seconds and come to terms with what I had just read. And that, to me, is a fantastic sign of a briliant read.
The pace was also a real winner. Another reason why you just wanted to get through it as quickly as you could. I really loved that the other did go back to the past and come back in choppy sections, but rather devoted half the book to the past, and allowed us to really get to know the characters before the incident, and the the second half of the book saved for them all grown up. And wow, I didn’t see that end coming.
And I felt so so awful for the poor mother having lost her son, having had to endure the past regarding her relationship with her husband and what he had done. Your heart really ached for that poor little mother-son household. How unfair that any of that had to have happened.
I’m definitely a Lisa Scottoline groupie now. And I’m looking forward to my next read from her. Have you got any recommendations on what I should read of hers next?
I rated Someone Knows: 5/5 stars