Wednesday, March 27, 2024

Book Review for The Truth about the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline

 The Truth about the Devlins by Lisa Scottoline


Published March 26, 2024 by G.P. Putnam's Sons

Genre:  Mystery Thriller

Taken from Goodreads: 
Lisa Scottoline, the #1 bestselling author of What Happened to the Bennetts , presents another pulse-pounding domestic thriller about family, justice, and the lies that tear us apart.

TJ Devlin is the charming disappointment in the prominent Devlin family, all of whom are lawyers at their highly successful firm—except him. After a stint in prison and rehab for alcoholism, TJ can’t get hired anywhere except at the firm, in a make-work job with the title of investigator.

But one night, TJ’s world turns upside down after his older brother John confesses that he just murdered one of the clients, an accountant he’d confronted with proof of embezzlement. It seems impossible coming from John, the firstborn son and Most Valuable Devlin.

TJ plunges into the investigation, seizing the chance to prove his worth and save his brother. But in no time, TJ and John find themselves entangled in a lethal web of deception and murder. TJ will fight to save his family, but what he learns might break them first.


My Thoughts:  This book kept me up late at night and reading all day long.  I was so hooked on the Devlin family and their dysfunctional family. 

I needed this family to figure out the truth and stand by each other as they struggled.   Every person in this family had something going on that they were struggling with and the rest of the family was not seeing the support  that they needed to give each other.   They had to figure out before they were lost to each other forever. 

The Truth About the Devlin’s is a wonderful family thriller.  The drama had me turning pages needing to know what would happen next.  I would love to have more from this family. 

I have been a fan of Lisa Scottoline’s books for as long as I can remember.   I recommend them all, especially this one, to any thriller, mystery, family drama, legal drama reader. 

Thank you Penguin Group Putnam for a copy of the book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.


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Meet Lisa Scottoline (Taken from her website):
 Lisa Scottoline is a #1 Bestselling Author, The New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 35 novels, including her latest work, Loyalty.

She also writes a weekly column with her daughter Francesca Serritella titled “Chick Wit” which is a witty and fun take on life from a woman’s perspective. After running in the Philadelphia Inquirer for fifteen years, Chick Wit is now available online. These stories, along with many other never-before-published stories, have been collected in a New York Times bestselling series of humorous memoirs including their most recent, I See Life Through Rosé-Colored Glasses, and earlier books, I Need A Lifeguard Everywhere But The PoolI’ve Got Sand in All the Wrong Places; Does This Beach Make Me Look Fat?; Have a Nice Guilt TripMeet Me at Emotional Baggage ClaimBest Friends, Occasional EnemiesMy Nest Isn’t Empty, It Just Has More Closet Space; and Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog, which has been optioned for TV.

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 and Fiction” at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much-sought-after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.




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