REVIEW: WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BENNETTS, BY LISA SCOTTOLINE

Jason Bennett is a suburban dad who owns a court-reporting business, but one night, his life takes a horrific turn. He is driving his family home after his daughter’s field hockey game when a pickup truck begins tailgating them, on a dark stretch of road. Suddenly two men jump from the pickup and pull guns on Jason, demanding the car. A horrific flash of violence changes his life forever.

Later that awful night, Jason and his family receive a visit from the FBI. The agents tell them that the carjackers were members of a dangerous drug-trafficking organization—and now Jason and his family are in their crosshairs.

The agents advise the Bennetts to enter the witness protection program right away, and they have no choice but to agree. But WITSEC was designed to protect criminal informants, not law-abiding families. Taken from all they know, trapped in an unfamiliar life, the Bennetts begin to fall apart at the seams. Then Jason learns a shocking truth and realizes that he has to take matters into his own hands.

Sometimes justice is a one-man show.
 
 
 
an interior journey thoughts

What Happened to the Bennetts takes the reader along on a fearsome ride after a tragic event during a carjacking. When the FBI enters the picture, claiming they will protect them from the perpetrators, we begin to suspect that all is not well in the program.

How could the protectors be trusted when so many strange events begin to happen? Jason escapes and takes on the conspirators in his own way, realizing that all of these events originated many years ago, and only he can sort it out.

Will there be a satisfying ending? I couldn’t wait to find out. 4.5 stars.
 
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