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An Afternoon with Lisa Scottoline

  • The Newtown Theatre 120 North State Street Newtown, PA 18940 (map)

The Newtown Bookshop will host New York Times bestselling author Lisa Scottoline on Sunday, April 7 at 1 PM at the The Newtown Theatre.

Lisa will discuss her newly published thriller, Someone Knows, and sign books after her talk.

Ticket price is $30 and includes admission for one and one copy of Someone Knows. Only books received/sold at the event will be allowed to be signed.


In the well-heeled community of Brandywine Hunt, five teenagers navigate their personal angst.  Allie’s family is mired in depression and lassitude since her beloved older sister’s death. Sasha is seemingly everything Allie is not—pretty, popular, and at ease with her sexuality—but effectively abandoned by her jet-setting mother.  Julian, the son of a wealthy developer, is privileged and confident but desperate to live up to his father’s legacy. His best friend, David, is a talented writer but is fighting off pressure from his dad to be the next Pete Sampras. And Kyle, who moved to town only two months ago under mysterious circumstances, is trying to hold it all together for himself and his newly-single mom.

The usual teenage dramas and rivalries turn into horror one night when four of them decide to play a trick on the fifth. While drinking and partying in the woods one summer night, they “pretend” to play a game of Russian Roulette with a handgun they have found buried nearby. The outcome is shocking—who put the bullet in the supposedly unloaded gun?—and they allow the world to believe it was a suicide.

When Allie returns twenty years later to attend the funeral of another of the participants in that unwitting crime, she dreads her encounter with the others. Although she has tried to put the events of that night behind her, they have haunted every aspect of her life. While she and the others never suffered any consequences for their actions, sometimes the ways we punish ourselves can prove worse than public censure.  In the present, Allie is ready to come clean and face the music and to not only face, but reveal the truth of what really happened that night. As Allie digs to unearth the secrets of the past, she reaches a shocking conclusion she never saw coming and all the details of what really happened in past leads to a very present danger. 


Lisa Scottoline is the New York Times-bestselling author and Edgar Award-winning author of thirty-two novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States and has been published in thirty-five countries.  After a successful career in corporate law, Scottoline released her first legal thriller, Everywhere that Mary Went, in 1994. Her debut was nominated for an Edgar Award, the most prestigious award given in crime fiction. Her second novel, Final Appeal, won the Edgar Award for Best Paperback Original in 1995. Since then, she has gone on to write 30 more critically acclaimed novels, and her recent, After Anna, was a #1 bestseller. Scottoline also writes a weekly column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those universally beloved stories have been adapted into a series of bestselling memoirs. In addition to writing, 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 in Fiction" at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. She lives in the Philadelphia area.

Later Event: April 7
Independent Film Night