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Title:
Every fifteen minutes
Author:
Scottoline, Lisa.
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Publication Information:
New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, [2015]

℗2015
Physical Description:
11 audio discs (13.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
From the New York Times bestselling author of Keep Quiet, a new novel of suspense and emotional justice.
General Note:
Unabridged.

Compact discs.

Duration: 13:30:00.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9781427252418
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Audiobook on CD

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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? New York Times best selling author Lisa Scottoline's visceral thriller, Every Fifteen Minutes, brings you into the grip of a true sociopath and shows you how, in the quest to survive such ruthlessness, every minute counts.


Author Notes

Lisa Scottoline was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on July 1, 1955. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in the contemporary American novel from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976 and graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1981. Before becoming an author, she worked as a trial lawyer.

Her first novel, Everywhere That Mary Went, was published in 1994. Her other books include Come Home, Keep Quiet, Every Fifteen Minutes, and Most Wanted. She also writes the Rosato and Associates series and the Rosato and Dinunzio Novel series.

Lisa's title, Daddy's Girl, is a April 2016 New York Times bestseller.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

*Starred Review* Dr. Eric Parrish's wife has filed for divorce, and he is trying to remain a caring and involved dad to his seven-year-old daughter. Then Parish, chief of the psychiatric unit at a leading hospital outside Philadelphia. is called to consult on an elderly woman dying of cancer, but he quickly realizes it's her 17-year-old grandson, Max, who needs the help. Max is suffering from a severe case of OCD repeating rituals every 15 minutes plus depression issues exacerbated by his alcoholic mother and terminally ill grandmother. Max agrees to treatment, but a few sessions in, his grandmother dies, and he admits to having fantasies of killing a particular young woman, who shortly ends up dead. Max promptly disappears. The extremely empathetic Eric becomes way too involved in searching for his missing patient and putting himself in harm's way. By invoking doctor-patient privilege, he incurs the wrath of the police department and becomes a person of interest himself, getting suspended from his job and giving his wife ammunition in the child-custody battle. Occasional chapters from the killer's viewpoint seem to lead the reader toward an obvious conclusion, but Scottoline has plenty of tricks up her sleeve. Every Fifteen Minutes is a stand-alone, but it won't disappoint fans of her popular Rosato & Associates series and may well attract new readers. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: A 250,000-copy market distribution will get Scottoline's latest off to a fast start.--Alesi, Stacy Copyright 2015 Booklist


Publisher's Weekly Review

At the start of bestseller Scottoline's standalone thriller, Dr. Eric Parish, the head of the psychiatric unit at Havemeyer General Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, is experiencing a professional high and a personal low. His team's psychiatry service has just been ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. Medical Report, while his wife Caitlin has filed for divorce, sold the family home, and is trying to limit his visitation time with their daughter, Hannah. Things take a downward turn at work too, when Kristine Malin, a med student, sues him for sexual harassment, and almost simultaneously, the uber-antagonistic wife of a violent patient is threatening another suit against him and the hospital. Topping things off, Eric becomes the prime suspect in the murder of a young woman. The chronicle of his decline is infrequently interrupted by the first-person narration of a homicidal sociopath who claims responsibility for Eric's dire state. Since this mysterious killer is already a character in the story line, reader Newbern is posed with the problem of giving it away vocally. The actor (TV's Scandal) solves that difficulty by having several characters sound somewhat like the murderer. In addition to keeping the killer's identity a secret (and the reveal is a genuine jaw-dropper), Newbern maintains just the proper pace to take us through the book without being stopped by some of its hero's less honorable moves. A St. Martin's hardcover. (Apr.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Library Journal Review

In what seems like a split second, Dr. Eric Parish's life as chief psychiatrist at Havemeyer General Hospital, devoted father, and committed husband falls apart. His wife files for divorce; he is suspended from his post at the hospital after a female medical student files a sexual harassment complaint against him; and he is allowed only limited contact with his beloved daughter, Hannah. Parish's problems are caused by a nameless, invisible sociopath who has targeted him for destruction. George Newbern does an excellent job reading this psychological thriller and bringing each character to life. Newbern captures the cool, unemotional demeanor of the sociopath, the confused desperation of seven-year-old Hannah, and the nervousness of Parish's troubled patient Max. VERDICT This stand-alone work is recommended for all Scottoline and psychological mystery/thriller fans who enjoy surprise endings. ["A nail-biting stand-alone with two heart-pounding climaxes and several pulse-racing twists": LJ 3/1/15 starred review of the St. Martin's hc.]-Ilka Gordon, Beachwood, OH © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.