Fifteen Minutes to Live by Phoef Sutton

Fifteen Minutes to Live

byPhoef Sutton

Kobo ebook | February 1, 2016

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**"Phoef Sutton has a wonderful and unique voice. This is a romantic tale, full of suspense and human emotion. It's also funny in its own special way. Once I started it, I couldn't stop," Janet Evanovich, #1 New York Times bestselling author

The outrageously inventive, exhilarating, sexually-charged thriller from Emmy Award-winning writer Phoef Sutton.

Carl moved into his childhood home after his parents died. It’s a house filled with fond memories…like when he was a teenager and his girlfriend Jesse would throw pebbles at his window at night to lure him outside for frantic sex. So he thinks he’s dreaming when late one night, he hears those pebbles hitting his window again…and there she is outside, aching for his touch. It’s only as they are ravaging each other again that he realizes it’s too good to be a dream.

It’s her. She’s back as if nothing has changed. But it has. For one thing, it’s been twenty years since high school. And she died three weeks ago.

Is she an imposter? A ghost? Or is the answer even more chilling? It’s just the beginning of a dangerous, unpredictable, and bizarre odyssey for them both…where nothing is what it seems… and every minute counts.

“Just read Fifteen Minutes To Live, by my clever friend, Phoef Sutton. Just brilliant. Twisty, turny, thriller. Every time you think you've got it, it races ahead of you. Don't read the blurb, avoid spoilers - just dive in, it's worth it. Oh, and there's a truly HORRIBLE character in it. You spend some time in his head, and he's properly disgusting and chilling and awful. There! Who can resist THAT for a recommendation?? (It's available on Amazon, for cool downloading people, like me.)” Steven Moffat - creator of SHERLOCK and showrunner of DR. WHO.

A substantially different version of this book was previously published as “Always Six O’Clock.”**

Title:Fifteen Minutes to LiveFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 1, 2016Publisher:Brash BooksLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Suspenseful but not my cup of tea "15 Minutes To Live" by Phoef Sutton was an unusual mystery with unseen twists and turns, heartbreak, love and obsession. The book opens by introducing us to our main character, Carl. He lives in his childhood home now that his parents have passed away. One night he hears pebbles scatter across his bedroom window just like he used to more than twenty years ago when his girlfriend would sneak over late at night for a tryst. When Carl looks out that same window he's shocked to see Jesse waiting for him in the back garden. He is both thrilled and flabbergasted when he descends the stairs to find her eagerly awaiting Carl's touch. They rush to the greenhouse under the trees and reenact a nights of passion they used to experience so long ago. But nothing makes sense to Carl. Jesse seems to think she's still seventeen and she doesn't recognize the changes in Carl like his mustache. The next day Carl finds out that in fact Jesse has been dead for three weeks. How could this be possible? Is she a ghost or is there something nefarious going on here? The mystery starts there as Carl tries to winnow out what has happened to Jesse and why she has so much trouble with her memory. I have to say that I found it impossible to walk away from this mystery. This shows just what a great writer that Sutton is. I say this because I actually didn't particularly enjoy the read. I found myself disappointed at just how depressing all the characters were. Every character looked at life as something to be endured. I can understand there being some people who feel their lives are tedious but I found the general emotional atmosphere overwhelmingly monotonous. I was disappointed to find myself in this position. It is unusual to both want to read a book but not enjoy the words. The need to know what was happening to Jesse was a magnetic force pulling the reader to the end of the book. But the actual ending was egregiously disappointing. Part of me wants to give this book a two out of five because it was so frustrating. Another part of me recognizes the excellent writing that made me want to read every word. So, if you can stand depressing characters that don't have any joy of life and you have loved Phoef Sutton books in the past then try this one. On the other hand, if you like some hope or redeeming quality to the relationships in a book and you want an inkling of justice to seep through to the ending then I'd avoid this one, you just may end up as frustrated as me.
Date published: 2016-02-07