What Happened to the Bennetts is a very original story of a family who ends up in the FBI Witness Protection Program after an attempted carjacking goes very wrong. When a popular soccer mom and dad, son and daughter, living as –part of a neighborhood with an active social media presence and tons of friends– disappear suddenly, it doesn’t work quite the way the FBI anticipates. Citizen detectives get involved. The narrator is the father, Jason, coping with the fallout from the crime the family experienced and figuring out who to trust. A crime family is involved in what happened, but there is more to this than meets the eye. Scottoline makes the rather far out plot twists work, with characters that are engaging and ultimately some hair raising moments. A very satisfying read, but then — I buy all her books. This is one that is very worth the read. I read it fast and could not put it down. And there are cute dogs involved. I’m a cat person but loved these dogs. Interesting characters, good twists and turns, fairly believable heroes but even if not super believable, a lot of fun to read.
Published by Emily Leader
I have been an avid reader since Dick and Jane met Sally. At age 7, I read my parents' first edition of "To Kill a Mockingbird." I am a retired lawyer and so read almost only fiction for pleasure. I'm adding in nonfiction these days, largely on social justice matters but also history, biography, and weird topics that catch my imagination. I used to read only serially, one book at a time. Presently, I read paperbacks, hardcovers, listen to audible, listen to CDs and read online through Net Galley. Covid-19 has caused me to read a lot so I have re-upped my Goodreads challenge for 2021 and am starting to review at least my favorite finds annd, perhaps, some stinkers. View all posts by Emily Leader