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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Patty Pick for 7/2/15 is "Every Fifteen Minutes" by Lisa Scottoline

Lisa Scottoline is a master of suspense. I love to read her books and feel the surprises and twists that she will place in unexpected places. Every Fifteen Minutes is about the plans that a sociopath has for their target, who turns out to be Dr. Eric Parrish.

Dr. Parrish is head of the Psychiatric Unit at the famed Havemeyer Hospital in Philadelphia. And even though his personal life is upside down, his unit has received a prestigious award. He takes on a new private OCD patient named Max Jakubowski.   

As Dr. Parrish's personal life falls apart, strange things to be happening to him at the same time. He decides to file for custody of his daughter, Hannah, and the same day he is accused of sexual misconduct with a medical resident he rebuffed. Then one of his new private patients, Max, goes missing! 

This novel explores OCD and some other mental illnesses that don't often enough get 
discussed in the real world. It also paints a chilling picture of a sociopath and the 
unfeeling path this one took to play out their plan. The ending will have you guessing 
the identity of the villain and reading rapidly through the final chapters. As usual, Lisa 
Scottoline writes a good thriller that includes a knowledge of her subjects. Not to give away the ending, but you will be surprised!