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Every Fifteen Minutes Hardcover – April 14, 2015

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“A sock-'em stand-alone...The red herrings come fast and furious; part of the fun is how skillfully Scottoline leads us astray.” ―People Magazine Pick of the Week

“Bestseller Scottoline casts an unflinching eye on the damaged world of sociopaths in this exciting thriller.” ―Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve.” ―Booklist (starred review)

“A mounting-stakes actioner.” ―Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“In a nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists, Scottoline grabs her readers by the jugular and won't let go.” ―Library Journal (starred review)

“Scottoline's breezy, irreverant style prevails and her gift for intimacy - for drawing the reader close to sociopath and victim - makes Every Fifteen Minutes as teasingly irresistible as any of this versatile author's creations.” ―The Washington Post

“The queen of justice, Lisa Scottoline, has yet again written a tale that will hold readers' attention while leading them to an ultimate 'shock' at the end...Scottoline rocks it yet again!” ―Suspense Magazine

“Scottoline builds tremendous suspense.” ―Connecticut Post

“A gripping story of twists.” ―Parkersburg News and Sentinel

“Without doubt Scottoline's best stand-alone thriller yet...the perfect beach read.” ―Bitter Lawyer

“Scottoline keeps Every Fifteen Minutes on a fast track as the well-planned twists and turns race toward the surprising, yet believable ending. The clues have been carefully laid throughout, but Scottoline expertly keeps them hidden in plain sight.” ―South Florida Sun Sentinel

About the Author

LISA SCOTTOLINE is a New York Times bestselling and Edgar Award–winning author of twenty-two novels. She has 30 million copies of her books in print in the United States, and she has been published in thirty-five countries. She has served as the president of Mystery Writers of America, and her thrillers have been optioned for television and film. She also writes a weekly humor column with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, for The Philadelphia Inquirer, and those critically acclaimed stories have been adapted into a series of memoirs, the first of which is entitled, Why My Third Husband Will Be a Dog. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; First Edition edition (April 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 125001011X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1250010117
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1.4 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,219 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,063 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Format: Hardcover
To clarify, I give this book 3.5 stars, as it was a gripping, fast paced psychological thriller. My hesitation in rating it higher lies in this novel's extended exposition. Compared to the last 200 pages of the book, which I absolutely tore through, the first 100 pages seem a bit tedious and monotonous.

The protagonist of this novel, Dr. Eric Parish, is the Chief of a renowned psychiatric unit. Unlike many mental health professionals I have dealt with in my life, this character shows depth of emotion and real empathy for his patients. Unfortunately for our hero, in tandem with his crumbling family life, he becomes the target of a ruthless sociopath, hell bent on both destroying his career and, ultimately, his life.

The narrative structure of Every Fifteen minutes oscillates between the POV of Dr. Parish and that of his sociopath nemesis. Impeccably researched, this narrative device gives the reader the opportunity to delve into the mind of sociopath and explore the details of such a psychopathy. Though the author is certainly not sympathetic toward the sociopath character, the ruthlessness, cunning and wit of the character is almost admirable.

With red herrings abound, Scottoline's novel will keep you guessing as you rush to the very last page! On top of being a great psychological thriller, the amount of research Scottoline on mental health issues and the nature of psychiatric care shines through in an impressive manner. I recommend reading this novel if you are looking for insight into psychiatric disorders and the inner workings of the mental health care system. And, naturally, read it for the plain old entertainment factor. Scottoline's Every Fifteen Minutes will not disappoint!
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I first discovered Ms. Scottoline about 6 or 7 months ago when I picked up ‘The Devil’s Corner.’ I found that to be an excellent book. I’d since read two more novels by her, Betrayed and Come Home. Like ‘The Devil’s Corner,’ I thoroughly enjoyed those as well and became a big fan of Lisa Scottoline.

Then I read her latest novel, ‘Every Fifteen Minutes.’

Every novelist is entitled to a step back, a work that doesn’t quite measure up to their previous work. To me, ‘Every Fifteen Minutes’ is a step back.
I thought the first few chapters—30 pages or so—were excellent. I was pulled in. Then, from page 30 to page 200, nothing. The book dragged and dragged and dragged some more. At page 200, it picked up and became intense, a typical Scottoline thriller. That continued up to about page 350 when the last 80 pages were a huge let down.

Had this been the first book by Lisa Scottoline I ever picked up, I never would have given it 200 pages to pull me in. Had this been the first book by Lisa Scottoline I ever picked up, there may not be a second one.

As always, I like her writing style. That held true in ‘Every Fifteen Minutes.’ That’s one of the few positives I can attribute to this.

There were also some unexpected plot twists and turns which, to me, is a plus.

There were, in my opinion, several negatives.

The main character, Eric Parrish, is a psychiatrist. In the first 100 pages there are 2 chapters devoted to a counseling session with a patient. If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers you may be okay with this. I’m not and found it boring. It felt, to me anyway, I was back in college and this NOVEL had turned into a psychology text book.
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I am just over halfway through this book and is it just me or do others find the main character tedious and whiny? Not just that, his behavior is ridiculous. The most disappointing thing, though, is that some of the sentences are not worthy of freshman English. Just awful sentence structure. I expected better from Lisa Scottoline. It's hard to believe she wrote this.
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As I read it, I felt that was being played for tension. None of the characters seemed real to me. I could barely get through it. My gauge of a good book is one which I hope never ends and, when it does, I miss the characters. I could hardly wait for this to be over-as I kept hoping it might get better.
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I usually enjoy Lisa Scottoline's books, but this one was very repetitive. When an event occurred the main character or who ever was doomed to repeat it verbatim to the next person they encountered. It got very tiring after a while to keep reading about the same event over and over when a simple "He told them what had transpired" would have summed it up for the reader.
The story line was very interesting, but the main character though very intelligent kept doing very stupid things.
It did have some good plot twists.
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Right down to the obligatory description of hair styles (women), clothing (men and women) for each character, we see the woman's touch but instead of a nice little mystery neatly solved with two or three neat and credible (with a stretch) twists we are treated to to a wildly swinging tale of murder and mayhem which goes way beyond the willing suspension of disbelief. Even the stilted divorce subplot defies reality. Obviously this genre of "suspense writing" has a following. Just as obviously this reviewer is not one of them.
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