Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

Every Fifteen Minutes audio

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Every Fifteen Minutes

Summary from Goodreads:

Dr. Eric Parrish is the Chief of the Psychiatric Unit at Havemeyer General Hospital outside of Philadelphia. Recently separated from his wife, Caitlin, 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 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”. 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?

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This was my first Lisa Scottoline book- and only my second audio book. When I was contacted about the possibility of reviewing EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, I took some time to consider. Audio books are not my usual reads- but listening to the sample of George Newbern’s sweet and dreamy voice sealed the deal.

I LOVED the way the story unfolded- the glimpse into the sociopath’s mind and then seeing the events in Eric Parrish’s life unfold- seeing his struggle with patient confidentiality, knowing that Max needs help and beginning to put the horrifying pieces together that someone out there is setting a trap for him.

I know we weren’t supposed to like the sociopath- but darn it- that person was funny. The one-liners cracked me up!

While I did like Eric Parrish- I did sometimes want to pinch him and say “Wake up, son! You are walking into a trap!” And after reading EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES, I confirmed that I had no business being a psychiatrist- because if I was facing some trouble and the police needed to know about my confidential meetings with the client, I would spill my beans, in a heartbeat.

Like twists and turns? EVERY FIFTEEN MINUTES is the book for you!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration by Macmillan Audio. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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10 thoughts on “Every Fifteen Minutes by Lisa Scottoline

  1. Ha – I love your comment about spilling the beans if you were a psychiatrist…I probably would too! I’d read somewhere that this is partially based on a true story. Did you hear anything about that?

    • Yep, I am such a newbie when it comes to audio books! I really liked this one and I think I would listen to more! I have the new Diane Chamberlain coming to me when they get their audio out!

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