What Happened to the Bennetts? Lisa Scottoline
G.P. Putnam and Penguin Audio - 2022
(Edoardo Ballerini - narrator - excellent - 10 hours 15 minutes)
The Bennetts are a family who live in PA. The father Jason, is a court reporter, his wife Lucinda, a photographer and they have (2) children Allison, a teen and Ethan around ten. One evening on the way home from a hockey game in their Mercedes, they are carjacked and shots fly. One of the carjackers is shot but Allison also takes a bullet and later dies at the hospital. When the FBI shows up at the Bennett's house the following day, it quickly becomes clear that this was not a random incident. Why would what seems like a typical American family be the target of an attack at the hands of organized crime?
This is a thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. The audio narrator Edoardo Ballerini did a wonderful job in keeping the listener focused. I was surprised to find this tragic family story turn into a political thriller. The story is told from the POV of Jason and there is a lot of action involved as the story moves along. I did find myself want to hear more from Lucinda and Ethan whose lives were turned upside down and were still grieving with the loss of their daughter and sister. Still a good political thriller with plenty of surprises to be had.
Rating - 3.5/5 stars
(NOTE: The audio download was sent to me by the publisher in exchange for my unbiased review.)