Excerpt from Every Fifteen Minutes

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I am currently reading one of James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club mysteries, which I always enjoy, but another book made such an impression on me last week, I had to present another book here! Every Fifteen Minutes, by Lisa Scottoline managed to get me going in the wrong direction not just once, but twice. A great psychological thriller that will keep you guessing to the end!

I’m a sociopath. I look normal, but I’m not. I’m smarter, better, and freer, because I’m not bound by rules, law, emotion, or regard for you.

Lisa Scottoline, Every Fifteen Minutes

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife Alice, he is doing his best as a single Dad to his seven-year-old daughter Hannah. His work seems to be going better than his home life, however. His unit at the hospital has just been named number two in the country, and Eric has a devoted staff of doctors and nurses who are as caring as Eric is.

But when he takes on a new patient, Eric’s entire world begins to crumble. Seventeen-year-old Max has a terminally ill grandmother and is having trouble handling it. That, plus his OCD and violent thoughts about a girl he likes makes Max a high risk patient. Max can’t turn off the mental rituals he needs to perform every fifteen minutes that keep him calm. With the pressure mounting, Max just might reach the breaking point.

When the girl is found murdered, Max is nowhere to be found. Worried about Max, Eric goes looking for him and puts himself in danger of being seen as a “person of interest” himself. Next, one of his own staff turns on him in a trumped up charge of sexual harassment. Is this chaos all random? Or is someone systematically trying to destroy Eric’s life?

Comments

  1. Lisa’s books are auto buys!

  2. I love everything by Lisa Scottoline, and read this one a few years ago. Loved it, of course. Thanks for sharing, and here’s mine: “I KNOW YOU KNOW”

  3. Sounds like a great thriller. This week I am featuring A Knife in the Fog by Bradley Harper – a historical mystery from my review stack. Happy reading!

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