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What Happened to the Bennetts

What Happened to the Bennetts, April 2022
by Lisa Scottoline

G.P. Putnam's Sons
Featuring: Jason Bennett
400 pages
ISBN: 0525539670
EAN: 9780525539674
Kindle: B0989C7X7L
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""Is trust possible when LIES surround you?""

Fresh Fiction Review

What Happened to the Bennetts
Lisa Scottoline

Reviewed by Svetlana Libenson
Posted June 17, 2022

Thriller Crime

In one word, the Bennet family is ideal - with a wonderful and supportive father, a dedicated mother who is devoted to her husband and two children, a feisty daughter, and a thoughtful son. However, when a freakish event happens, the remaining Bennets are forced into a witness protection program, and it is there that their trust and marriage will be shattered. It is there they will be tested, especially when their disappearances will cause more questions than answers. Can the Bennet family survive this upheaval, or will the tests be too much for their family? 


I have never read thrillers or stories that deal with witness protection program, so this was my first one. One of the parts I enjoyed most while reading WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETS by Lisa Scottoline is how ordinary being in a program was. I was surprised to learn that it's rare for families to enter witness protection, and some parts were also remarkable, especially as it relates to grief. 


Unlike her previous novel that I reviewed, AFTER ANNA, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETS by Lisa Scottoline takes the reader on a more winding journey and is more psychological in nature rather than action packed. There aren't surprises to make one's mouth drop, nor are there sordid secrets waiting to be dug up. Instead, the focus is on family - their survival and grief during these tumultuous times. 
If you are seeking a novel that focuses on family relationships and grief as well as talking about the witness protection program and its protocol, then WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETS by Lisa Scottoline should be the right book to indulge in.  

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SUMMARY

Your family has been attacked, never again to be the same.
 
Now you have to decide if you believe in law…or justice.


Jason Bennett is a family man and an elite court reporter. But his life takes a horrific turn on a quiet stretch of road after his daughter’s lacrosse game. A truck begins tailgating his car, and when two armed men jump from the pickup, Jason offers them whatever they want. But a flash of violence shatters his family forever.
 
Grieving and disillusioned, Jason receives a visit from the FBI. After the agents inform him that the carjackers work for a dangerous criminal organization, they order the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts come apart at the seams—and Jason decides to take matters into his own hands. But as he closes in on a killer, he realizes the violence might not have been random to begin with…and solving the riddle of why they were targeted might put his loved ones in more danger than he could have imagined.

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