Wednesday, April 15, 2015

April Featured Book #2

Statistics show that one in twenty-five people is a sociopath, which may make you wonder if you’ve ever met one. This is exactly what led Lisa Scottoline to pen her latest, “Every Fifteen Minutes.”

My review...

Doctor Eric Parish is well respected at work and adored by his young daughter. His wife, on the other hand, is looking to move on. His job as chief of the psychiatric unit is promising. Yet things take a turn when he meets Max Jakubowski. Max is a high-risk patient who is also dealing with OCD and obsessive, violent thoughts regarding a girl he likes. When she is found dead, Max becomes a suspect… and so does Eric. Along with his custody battle, Eric is now in a battle for his freedom, as well as his life. Who is setting Eric up? Is Max as innocent as Eric believes? This psychological suspense grabs the reader’s attention from the first sentence and takes them inside the mind of a sociopath. Just when you think you have all the twistS and turns figured out, you realize you’re wrong. The complex plot and stunning conclusion are riveting and leave no doubt as to why Scottoline is a top-selling author. Along the way, the story sheds light on how mental illness is, unfortunately, not taken as seriously as physical illness, though the two are closely linked.

About Lisa...

Lisa Scottoline is a New York Times bestselling author and also writes a weekly column, called Chick Wit, for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has won many honors and awards, notably the Edgar Award, given for excellence in crime fiction, and the Fun Fearless Female Award from Cosmopolitan Magazine. She also teaches a course she created, called Justice and Fiction, at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and regularly does speaking engagements. There are twenty-five million copies of her books in print, and she is published in over thirty other countries. Lisa graduated magna cum laude in three years from the University of Pennsylvania, with a B.A. degree in English, and her concentration was Contemporary American Fiction, taught by Philip Roth and others. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. She remains a lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, where she lives with her array of disobedient pets.

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  1. Replies
    1. Thanks for stopping by, Heather. It really is a great read. It definitely keeps you engaged! I will certainly be checking out more of Lisa's books.