Every Fifteen Minutes Lisa Scottoline

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Psychologist Dr Eric Parrish is unwittingly under threat.

Recently separated from his wife, Eric is learning to become a single parent to his seven-year-old daughter, and life is far from straightforward.

Now Eric has a new patient who could be a severe danger to others. And he must make a decision that will leave deadly consequences in its wake.

The clock is ticking, and someone is hell bent on destroying Eric’s practice, his family, his life.

But how can you defend yourself against an enemy you don’t know?

And can you ever win a game you don’t even know you are playing?

From a gripping first chapter Lisa Scottolines novel is one that keeps you guessing.

Eric Parrish is a compassionate man, who cares a lot about his family, friends and his patients at the hospital where he is the Chief of Psychiatry.

He comes across Max, whos grandmother is dying and offers to help him. Max has OCD, is a loner with no friends but who is also very clever.

Erics life takes a turn for the worst when celebrating a recognition for his work, he is accused of sexual harassment. The murder of a young woman and his own divorce proceedings ensure Erics life becomes difficult.  All of a sudden he finds himself in a nightmare from which he thinks he can never wake up and he finds he has no where to turn.

Every Fifteen Minutes is heavily researched and at the beginning deeply descriptive telling of Erics days at the hospital, from the drugs to the routines of his staff. I found this a little mundane to be honest and sort of lost interest, but I stuck with it and the second half the book picks up and becomes pacy and very absorbing.

The revealing of who is the sociopath hell bent on Erics demise was a shocker and one I didn’t see coming.

I quite enjoyed this read but felt it was a bit long winded, it was one that didn’t ‘grab’ me but I feel it is a read that deserves a place on the bedside table.

4*/5

 

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