Our Thriller Pick: Every Fifteen Minutes By Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is one of the most experienced voices in the thriller and mystery space today. She previously served as president of the Mystery Writers of America and has won various awards including the prestigious Edgar Award. Every Fifteen Minutes, her latest work is a REALLY Great Read!

A Brief Summary: 

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?

Our Take: 

Scottoline one more time proves her mastery of mystery and thriller genre…

There are few books which excel both at character development and plot. This is one of those books: We were hooked from the start by the great writing style and the careful plot / choice of words. Just to give you a flavor, this is how the book starts ” I’m a sociopath. I look normal, but I’m not…”. If you are looking for twisted stories with fast-paced plots, this book is for you.

Our Rating: 4.0

Like Books By Lisa Scottoline? 

If you like to read more from Lisa, check out the following titles. You can click on the images to go to Amazon page for each book.