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The Quickie
The Quickie
Author: James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge
ISBN-13: 9780316117364
ISBN-10: 0316117366
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 357
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 594 ratings
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 13
I really enjoyed this book! I was skeptical from disappointment in some of Patterson's recent releases. This one does not disappoint at all. Literally a surprise a minute, you don't know what to expect! I could not turn the pages quickly enough! I don't want to spoil the surprises by giving any description, read the book and you will know why!
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Helpful Score: 12
Every James Patterson fan has a right to be skeptical when he releases a new book. Will it be any good or will it be too similar to many of the recent books he's released. I became hooked on Kiss the Girls and devoured every Patterson book I could find. I had no expectations when I picked up and begin reading "The Quickie." This book with the strange title had me hooked from the beginning and trying to make time to read this book as fast as I could.

Lauren is married to Paul. One day, she drives downtown hoping to surprise him at lunch. She spots him going into a hotel with a georgeous young blonde. This betrayal tears her apart and of course allows her to justify having her own fling with a coworker. That's as much of the plot as I'll give away. Let's just say that once Lauren has the quickie, an amazing amount of things go wrong. Lauren is faced with many decisions and dilemmas that force her to decide what really matters in her life.

The plot hooked me from the beginning and carried me through the novel. Still, as I read I kept hoping the characters would be worth caring for. For awhile, none of the characters are sympathetic. Is Lauren good or bad? What about her husband Paul? What about Scott Thayer, the man Lauren has the affair with? But don't worry, Patterson (and random co-author) know what they are doing. The book hurls twists and turns at you to where you are never sure about Lauren's plans to survive the disaster she created by having that one "quickie." There aren't any cheap plot gimmicks used either. This is a straight up thriller.

This is the best stand-alone Patterson book I've read in a long time. I recommend this book to all Patterson fans who may have given up on the author. If you are considering reading Patterson for the first time, I recommend starting at the beginning of the Cross books or read this one. You won't be disappointed.
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Helpful Score: 8
This was probably the best James Patterson book I have read. I truly could not put this book down, I was so involved in the character and the story line. Such a wonderful read!

James Patterson at his best again!
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Helpful Score: 7
Wow! You really cannot put this book down - So much for it lasting through the July 4th holiday!...I started and finished this book today. One of Patterson's best - Hot characters and fast paced. There are some surprises along the way and a touch of humor here and there.
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Helpful Score: 6
A good book when you are looking to read a book in a day or less, lots of twists and turns that keep you guessing until the very end.
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Helpful Score: 5
Just kept moving along with a great storyline and full of surprises. Couldn't put it down!!!
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Helpful Score: 3
A women sees her husband enter a hotel with another woman and then he lies about it. Seeking revenge the woman decides to have a one night stand with a co-worker. She hooks up with the other man and when he leaves his apartment she witnesses her husband killing the other man. The big problem - both the victim and wife are cops and she is assigned to solve the crime. Soon the woman is busy trying to cover up for her husband without damaging her own career. It isn't long before she discovers some awful truths about her lover and her husband. In typical Patterson fashion the story moves rapidly along and there is a continual series of surprises before a stunn ing end. I read it in two days and it is a great end of the season fun read.
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Helpful Score: 3
This book was filled with twists and turns and was a great read. I finished it in one day!
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Helpful Score: 3
Another great book by one of the masters! I find myself reading Patterson's books and thinking to myself tha"this"it is the best one...and then he proves me wrong again when I pick up the next. This book is very well written...you pitcure the action and follow the timelines as if you were there.
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Helpful Score: 3
I thought this book was great. It was tough to put it down once I got into it. I love how James Patterson keeps the chapters short and then never lets you want to stop reading. This book definitely hooked me and I couldn't wait to see what happened in the end.......
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Helpful Score: 3
Another Patterson thriller. A few twists and turn and poof it's over. Great book, personally felt a little cheated with the ending, but you can't always get what you want if you don't write the book yourself. All in all very good.
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"Quickie" will describe the reading experience -- two page chapters, something new every chapter -- read it in an afternoon. Read it for fun. Lots of twists and turns, but not up to his previous quality.
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This is a major page turner. Will have you on the edge of your seat. Written in true James Patterson style. A Great read!
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This was another winner for James Patterson. This story had so many twists and turns that you were never sure when it was to be over. It started out so simple and within minutes you were caught up in the story; and each of the characters had a story of their own to tell. There were surprises at every turn up to and including the end.
This would make a great movie. I would like to give credit to the c0-author, Michael Ledwidge, also. This makes me want to see what else he may have written.
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Fascinating story of misunderstandings leading to the uncontrollabe, unintended and devastating consequences of a quickie.
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Definetly NOT my favorite James Patterson book. The characters didn't seem very fleshed out to me at all, they all seemed kind of like cardboard characters. They just didn't seem real. The story didn't flow almost like it was written without knowing how it was going to end. Patterson tried to throw in his usual surprises, but nothing surprised me, I saw everything coming.
If you are a diehard Patterson fan you will want to read it just because he wrote it. However, this isn't the book for a first time Patterson reader.
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I was completely drawn in by this book. I could not put it down! There were so many twists to the story, I couldn't imagine how it would possibly be resolved in the end. But it was, and I loved it.
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Helpful Score: 2
Very good reading, I liked The Sail best.
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This book is James Patterson at his plot twisting best.
Be forwarned, once you start this book it will be difficult to put down, until you finish the last page.
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As usual with James Patterson, this was a great book.. There were changes every chapter.. I treally held your interest and was a quick read..


Rating 4 stars
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Another great James Patterson mystery. Could not put it down.
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After about 5 pages into the book, I thought it was going to be a chore to finish the book. The main character is not very admirable, and the writing style is very frenetic and so overly dramatic. After wading through several more pages, I did start to get into the twists of the plotline, and the writing style eased up a bit. Overall an easy, quick entertaining read.
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Could not get into this book as quickly as other James Patterson books, but the action picked up along the way. Can't say it's one of my favorites. But it is a study in how far a person will go to save him/herself and you feel the pressures Lauren, the main character, goes through. In addition, there is a message that you never know what a person is really like.
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Maybe I missed something when I read this book. I didn't think it was very good at all. I found it to be one ridiculous plot twist/coincidence after another. About halfway through the book I just wanted to say "Gimme a break already!" For serious crime and psychological thrillers I'd read Dennis Lehane or Dean Koontz any day over Patterson...
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True to the title, it's a "quickie" read. I read it in an evening. Great plot keeps you turning pages, short chapters, cool twists in the story. It won't be enduring literature, but it's a fun read. I enjoyed it immensely.
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This book will keep you an the edge of your seat. There are so many twist and turns in this story that will keep you wanting to know more. I finished this book in two days and I can say that it was pretty exciting. If you like James Patterson then you will love this book. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.
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Helpful Score: 2
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS,I'VE READ IN A WHILE AND I HAVE READ QUITE AFEW,WILL KEEP YOUR ATTENTION TILL THE LAST PAGE,I READ IT IN ONE DAY.
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Helpful Score: 1
One of the best Patterson book I've read. Lots of twists and turns. It is hard to put down.
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It's a Patterson - a quick read as usual. I did enjoy this one a bit more than the last few that seemed like they were written without much thought. Maybe Michael Ledwidge should try writing on his own and Patterson should step back a bit. And...why are his co-writers pics never on the books????
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I like the flow of the words which makes it a quick read. It is full of suspense, twists and turns.
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I really liked the way this book was written. It seemed to flow very nicely! There were some suprise twists in there in true Patterson fashion! Overall this is a book I would reccommend! Nice plot, good characters, etc. Found that once I started it I couldn't put it down until it was done! A very good book!!
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A very quick read. Certainly not up to par with some of his best books.
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A very engaging, quick read. However, like most of Patterson's novels, there are enough plot holes to drive a truck through, but just ignore them, and you'll be in for an exciting page-turner.
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This was a quick read. It was very entertaining with a lot of unexpected surprises.
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Not his best by any means
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I was a little disappointed by this book. I normally like James Patterson's characters, but the lead in this one was a little weak. The mystery in this book was overshadowed by her personal inability to make strong decisions. She took the easy way out. I am not an erotica fan, but just to let those of you who are know, the erotica is all in the first 2 chapters and the cover.
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Sort of predictable, yet not. It was a very easy book to read ... a real "Quickie." But I do much prefer the Alex Cross series.
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One of my favorite Patterson books. I was interested all the way until the end.
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This book is a page turner. Just when you think everything has happened that can, you turn the page and WHAM! another surprise. I read this book in 2 days. It has very short chapters and is one you won't want to put down. It truly is a quickie! Highly recommend!
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Another easy fun read from James Patterson. The ususal twists and turns make this a compelling read!
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I started this book and began to hate the characters, really thought that I would read the book but hate it. This book sucked you in and made you read faster and faster as it twisted and turned. Truly an excellent thriller that just wouldn't stop. When I took breaks from reading it I couldn't stop thinking about it, a must read.
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One thing is certain since James Patterson started pairing with co-authors. You never know which James Patterson you are getting when you buy a book. This one doesn't resemble any James Patterson I remember; but, that doesn't keep it from being an entertaining, if slightly less than credible, summer vacation read. The characters are only penciled in and the first person narrative by a female detective may be hard for a man to relate to (we being as shallow as we tend to be) but the plot has enough hills and valleys to be an interesting trip. On the whole it is worth trading a used book for but I wouldn't encourage this kind of thing by actually paying full price (and royalties)for what you think is a James Patterson novel. Instead, trade for one of his earlier solo efforts.
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With the perfect marriage and a great job, Lauren Stillman loves her wonderful life...until she sees her husband with another woman. Devastated and lusting for revenge, Lauren has her own affair. It's supposed to be a quickie, but Lauren's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unbelievable and deadly crime. Now her horrifying secret threatens to tear her life apart, pitting her need to uncover the truth against her fear that the truth may be too horrible to bear. And whichever choice she makes may cost her dearly--her job, her marriage...or even her life

This book was very good. It is one of those you just can't put down and a very surprise ending. you will enjoy of bit of this book.
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Beware, this is LARGE PRINT.
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By far the best James Patterson book I have read...and I've read them all. So many twists and turns, it really keeps you guessing. A very hard book to put down.
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Suspense ridden. Just when you think you know all the facts...just when you think you know who's guilty...think again! All is not what it seems. Great read!
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What an awesome book!! Another Patterson book at it's greatest.
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***** This is quite possibly the most exciting book that I've ever read by Patterson!! If you're a fan, then you MUST read this great book!!
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Surprises on top of surprises ... right to the very end! Both DH & I were shaking our heads the whole time we read it. Great!
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Typical James Patterson. "The Quickie" is "quick" (pun intended)in that the story moves very quickly through Patterson's use of very short chapters. This is a good story for a long drive since it doesn't require a whole lot of active listening.
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This is another great book by James Patterson. The plot keeps you guessing - just when you think you know what is going to happen - something else does! It was a quick read!
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Well, that had unexpected twists and turns in it, I read it all last night. Very good. Pat
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This book lives up to it's name...it is a very quick read! I have not read too many Patterson novels, so I can't really say with any authority how well it stacks up to his others. For the most part, I enjoyed it...it was a page-turner, and kept me interested. But I think the plot bordered on totally unbelievable. It was just a real stretch for me to believe it could have happened. If that doesn't bother you, you will probably love this book. If you are like me and you still want your fiction to be somewhat believable, you might want to steer clear of this one...
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Wow, talk about a fast moving story! I read it in one sitting. The book pulled me in from the first chapter and kept me reading well into the night. Just when I think I had it figured out, something new & unexpected would happen. I just couldn't put it down!
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Great book could not put it down read it in 1 day cover to cover.
Filled with twist and turns which all make sense at the end of the book.
What a life for Lauren Stillwell,will make you think befor having a "QUICKIE".
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VERY disappointed - big hole in plot if you're paying attention . . .
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This is a GREAT one! Twist and turns on just about every page, with a surprise ending you will not be expecting.
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This was one of the most exciting books that Patterson has written. I wonder how much can be attributed to Michael Ledwidge. I will definitely watch for Ledwidge's books in the future. There were so many twists to the story, I could not figure out the end, I usually can guess the ending about three fourths of the way through.
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The usual James Patterson. Awesome book!
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I just finished this book and absolutely LOVED it!!!! It kept my attention the entire time and I didn't want to put it down. Excellent, Excellent book!!!!!
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Loved this book. It was a quick read with lots of plot twists. I wasn't sure how it was going to end, so I couldn't wait to finish it.
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very good book, everyone at work read it as i passed it around
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As an avid reader, I was getting my fill of contemporary romance novels. I was ready for a really fast-paced mystery and that was exactly what I got! I never would have guessed what the final outcome would be. It was a definite page turner!!
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I haven't read Patterson in a while but this book really pulled me in. I found the characters very enjoyable and interesting. It was fast paced but still had an intriguing story line that clearly revealed the motivating emotions. I'd call it a real page turner but I have the audio version so it was more like I couldn't wait to have to drive somewhere!
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Lauren Stillwell seems to have a good marriage. Sure, her husband Paul has been a little distant lately. But, all marriages have their ups and downs, right? Deciding to surprise Paul with an impromptu lunch date one day, Lauren unexpectedly catches him entering a hotel with another woman. To make matters worse, she's a younger woman.

Shaken, hurt, and assuming the worst, Lauren decides to go on a little payback mission. Unfortunately, her night of passion with a coworker ends tragically, and changes Lauren's life forever. Her little quickie sets off a chain of events that turns this once moral and upstanding woman into a manipulating liar and hypocrite. In the end though, Lauren finds out that even though fate can be cruel, sometimes cruel can be kind. And, sometimes fate willingly gives us a second chance.

The Quickie is a fast read; full of twists, turns, and plenty of surprises. In addition, you get a healthy dose of passion, mystery, and sweet, sweet revenge. Good for a time when you don't want to think, you just want to enjoy a good read.
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Wow I could not put this one down! Right from the first chapter the action, twists and turns kept coming! A great day at the beach read.
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This was one fast book becuase you won't put it down.
Geat plot.
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Paterson and Ledwidge did an excellent job keeping my interest. This book puts Paterson back on line S I LIKE HIM.
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I read an advance of this book a while back and was happy to see it went to paperback at last. I've read quite a few Patterson books and this one is by far the most interesting = different = surprising.
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Very suspenseful
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I loved this book! Could not put it down, read in one day. Great mystery that will keep you guessing until the end.
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Excellent book! Full of suspense.
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Excellent read, as always! Lots of twists and turns!
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good story line, easy read
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This was a very good book as always Patterson did it again.
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Quick read! I have read better books by James Patterson but this was not bad.
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One of Patterson's best. You never knew 'who done it' until the end. I loved this one!
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I have read most of Patterson's books but ths by far was my favorite. From the first word to the last you are on the edge of your seat. Loved the ending - I Have already given several for gifts to my friends.
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Couldn't put it down
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Loved this book. Patterson gives another great story with twists and the unexpected.
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Another great James Patterson.
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It was twisted, but only okay. I think the unabridged version might be better.
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Lesson learned: Be sure you check your facts before you take action.
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This was one of his better "non series" books! Not too formula and a very quick read! Loved it!
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Interesting with lots of twists!
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I really liked this story and the plot twists and turns. This book held my attention and surprised me.
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We listened to this while on vacation and loved it. It kept
us guessing to the very end.
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Patterson at his best....full of twists and turns.....heart pounding, non stop thriller...
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Really good book. Enjoyed all the twists & turns!
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According to http://www.jamespatterson.com/ one of every sixteen hardcover novels sold in 2007 was a James Patterson title. Among his 2007 releases was The Quickie, co-written with Michael Ledwidge.

Stephen King called Patterson a "terrible writer" earlier this year and I never imagined I'd be a fan. But now I'm curious about his other novels after experiencing this exciting and exhilarating romp.

Ledwidge did the screenplay for the film "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead", one of my favorites and he too deserves a lot of credit for putting together this top notch suspense/mystery. The ending is a little convoluted but overall this is a must-read (or must-listen for those who get the Audiobook) for fans of the genre.
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If you grind through the extremely improbable beginning, it's gets interesting with great twists.
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The Quickie was very fast paced and entertaining from start to finish.
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I so enjoyed reading this book. A quick read and kept my interest all the way until the end.
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Ah, Patterson, although he certainly leaves too much "white space" before and after each chapter.
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I loved this book. It's constantly moving and Patterson sticks to the storyline this time, unlike his Alex Cross books where he veers off the main plot to talk about Alex's perfect personal life, etc. THIS book kept me on the edge of my seat and I didn't want to put it down. A lot of twists and turns and a very different hero and ending. Highly recommend.
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I read this book on the beach in a day and a 1/2. It's a good quick read. Very typical James Patterson and back to his old style. I loved it. Great twist at the end.
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This book kept me quessing until the end. Worth reading.
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Wow- This book just kept surprising from the first chapter to the last!
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GREAT book!!!
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It was a good read but not very memorable.
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This is a very fast paced book. Once you start, will not be able to put it down. James Patterson is EXCELLENT...
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This was a great book! There were lots of twists and turns in it. I don't want to say a lot, so as not to give it away. The ending really fits.
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this book had many twists that held my interest. Although I questioned the reality of some of the character's decisions, etc...it was still interesting and a quick read.
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WOW! What a book. I read it in 1 day. I couldn't put it down. I have read most of James Patterson's books and this is one of my favorites.
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I couldn't put it down. Fast , gripping and juicy.
I will definately be reading more from James Patterson.
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good book
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I read this book in one day! I have always loved James Patterson and this book didn't disappoint. The twists and surprises are dizzying!!
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This was really good. It had twists and turns that surprised me, well worth the time to read this.
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Fast read, and very good. The chapters are short, so I just kept reading to find out what happened. How far should you go to protect those you love? Do you break the law? I finished the book within a day, and even though this was my first James Patterson book, I can't wait to read more.
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I loved this book a lot. i found myself so intrigued by the plot with all the twists and turns closer to end. Definitely would recommend this book to everyone I know.
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A quickie read, and a lot of fun
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A fast read. Once I picked it up I couldn't put it down.
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Everything was just too easy -- the author made up too-convenient solutions to problems in the plot. It was not believable, and didn't go into detail when it should have. But how can you go into detail when what's happening is just rediculous? Maybe better to gloss over the details -- which he does a lot of.
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The Quickie is full of suspense. I was on the edge of my bed within every turn of a page. I couldn't believe the twist to the book. I was speechless from the beginning to the end of the book. The Quickie is a must read.
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Really good - full of suspense!
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This was a GREAT book!! I could not put it down! It was good from page 1 through the very end and one of the best James Patterson books I have every read!
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Very good book. This was my first James Patterson book ever and I enjoyed every minute of it. A real page turner!!!
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I really liked this book. Read it in a day.
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This is by far the worst James Patterson book I've ever read. The story line had great potential to be good, but the author throws in too many "twists" and "game changers" to where the plot becomes unbelievable. I was rolling my eyes through the entire book.
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I did not care for this book at all. One of the worst Patterson's I have read.
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LOVED it! Great James Patterson book, very quick read, finished it in less than a day. Lots of twists and turns most of which I was not expecting at all! Highly recommend!
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Really good!
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This is the first Patterson book I have ever read and I will deffinatly read more. The Quickie was easy to get into. It was fast paced and interesting with lots of twist and turns. It is a good Quick read.
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Quick book to read that does not let you down with twists and turn
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This book was fabulous! I love a book that you don't anticipate what will happen next.. right to the end...
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Another great read by James Patterson!!!
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Pretty good
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This is one of the best James Patterson books I have ever read... each page gave you a surprise... so hard to put down once you begin this book! Amazing story!
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VERY quick read - surprising turn of events.
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Why, oh why is James Patterson a bestselling author? I seriously don't get it. I stopped reading his books several years ago because I found that they just seemed to be getting worse and worse. Then last summer my mom-in-law gave me this book as a gift. It languished on my shelf until now and frankly I wasn't missing anything. The plot, so to speak, involves Lauren Stillwell, a police officer who finds out her husband is cheating on her. So instead of confronting him she decides to have a âquickie' with a co-worker. While looking out the window of the room where she has her assignation Lauren sees something so shocking her life is turned upside down, and she can't tell anyone, because that would reveal her affair. The plot was dumb, the characters cardboard cut-outs that I cared not one whit for, the dialogue trite, when not laughable, the writing pedestrian and the ending ridiculous. Awful is too nice a word to use when describing this book.â
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Yet another James Patterson book I enjoyed. Unfortunately like the rest it was a quick read.

I ASSUMED I knew the ending but I was pleasantly surprised. Great book.
A+
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A page turner and a nail bitter. Couldn't put the book down. Great read!
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Great quick read. I couldn't put it down.
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Lauren Stilwell has the perfect marriage and a job she loves....or so she thinks. When she sees her husband entering a hotel with a beautiful blonde, she takes matters into her own hands, and makes the ultimate mistake of a lifetime. Now she must try to cover her tracks, and a killers, in order to make things right. But the truth cuts deep...as deep as betrayal!

This was a great read. It twisted and turned and left me guessing with every turn of the page!
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Really good story.
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This was my first James Patterson book read. I look forward to reading more of his novels. For this story, I enjoyed the mystery as well as the twists and turns throughout. I was glad it was not overly laden with sexual content because of the title I thought it may.
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By the time you reach chapter 15 you are already stunned by the twist and turns,one of the reasons I like James Patterson you never know what your going to get from page to page I highly reconmend this book to anyone who loves a fast paced mystery with twist.
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As usual, Patterson delivers an edge of your seat til the very end. Nothing explicit - contrary to what you might think by the title. Full of plot twists and turns to the very end.
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Decent read...Started off squirmy ended OK,,
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Super Quick Read!
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Lauren has no idea that a one night stand will result in her witnessing a crime, and the ensuing threat to her life.
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This book is perfect for people who have a short attention span or only have 5 minutes at a time to read. The chapters are only 2 to 3 pages long and each one quickly introduces a new conflict and just as quickly resolves it. The story is about a woman who has a one-night-stand and then witnesses her husband murder the guy she has a fling with. She spends the book trying to cover up the murder...BUT with every chapter there is a new revelation and a new secret uncovered. You will never expect the surprises of each chapter!!!
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A good read. Not the best of Patterson but still a good read. There was some turns in the story that kept my interest and it went fast. I hope the reader gets as much enjoyment as I.
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Excellent Patterson book! Keeps you guessing to the very end. One of his best!
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I guess I could do the math some time, but it appears that James Patterson has written more chapters (or has ghost-written more chapters) than there are words in some novels.
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This story was interesting, in that when I started to read, it was starting to read like a mystery/romance novel. Since I don't really care for romance novels, I posted it on PaperBack Swap, and set it on my shelf.
Fast forward about a month. I found myself without a new book to read. (Heaven forbid!) So I took this book out again and started reading it again. Once I got thru the 3rd chapter, I was surprised to find just how wrong I was! There are so many twists and turns, the reader just cannot second-guess the next move!
For a change from the Alex Cross, Michael Bennet, etc. type of novels, I highly recommend this book.
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This was a real fun read - twists and turns in every chapter! It will keep you surprised throughout the book!
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The Quickie is full of twists and turns and surprises galore...Heart pounding suspense that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!! One of Patterson's best......
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As all of JP books, has a crazy twist you would not expect. Great read and short for those who may not have a lot of extra reading time. My husband and I both loved this book.
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I liked this book. It was a quick read and had lots of surprises.
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Did not really care for this book. Not up to Patterson's level of writing.
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Wonderful read. I could not put this one down until I had finished it. I read through the night. Patterson is a masterful story teller and this one is no exception.
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Excellent one of Patterson's best! I took a whole summer deciding if I wanted to read it or buy it. Once I did WOW the characters were really popping off the pages. The surprise ending was so good I re-read it at the end out loud to my mother because I couldn't believe it. Only Honeymoon has come this close to being this good.
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Beautiful hardback copy.

Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour.
In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood--and her life.
Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have readers' hearts pounding to the very last page.
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GREAT reading experience. The beginning will surprise you and keep you entertained to the last page. Good, 'quick' read :-)
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good read
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Kept me guessing the whole way through. Great plot with lots of twists.
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I didn't really have any sympathy for the main character in the beginning of this book; she got into the mess herself and just kept making it worse. Then later there were some things that made me feel a little bad for her, but she wasn't the most likable character ever, even then. There wasn't really much mystery in it, which is why most Patterson fans (at least the ones I know) read his books. They threw in some things to make it seem like there was GOING to be a mystery and then it would just fizzle out. It's feeling like another co-written dud for Patterson in my book.
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unexpectedly twisted
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It held my interest, but I wouldn't say "you've GOT to read/listen to it."
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I was unsure about this book from the title and cover photo. Let me tell you, this is one of those 'never judge a book by its cover' books! I really enjoyed it and the ending was FAR from what I expected!
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GREAT READ. WITHOUT MUCH TIME ON MY HANDS (AT ALL), I BROKE MY RECORD OF TIME SPENT READING ONE BOOK: 3 DAYS, WHICH GOES TO SHOW WHAT A WONDERFUL BOOK THIS IS. I JUST DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH WILL POWER TO PUT IT DOWN. I PROMISE THE NEXT PERSON TO PICK THIS UP WILL NOT REGRET IT!
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THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I'VE READ IN A WHILE,KEEPS YOUR ATTENTION TILL THE LAST PAGE,READ IT IN ONE DAY.
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He does it again. Twists and turns and the villian is this mystery is the mystery. The Quickie does not disappoint.
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Fabulous read from Patterson/Ledwidge yet again! Twists, turns, surprise ending....has it all!
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A fast read.I enjoyed very much.
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Excellent book. Keeps you guessing right up to the end.
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Was not the best James Patterson book I have read. I am use to it gripping my attention and to wonder what is going to happen next. This is the first book by him that I was tempted to not finish
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different for patterson.
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Excellent book.
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very easy read.
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Very good book!!
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This was a great book. As always, held my interest to the very end...
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Very Fast
Read. What one mistake can do to your life........Wow!!!
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My mother in law really disliked this book. The book had a lot of plot holes, wasn't very believable, and it isn't as good as his other books.
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I could not believe how awful this book is and how ludicrous the plotline is. Totally unbelievable
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When she sees her husband with another woman, Lauren Stillwell's heart nearly stops beating. Their marriage is perfect, she has a great job, she loves her life. But his betrayal turns her into someone she never imagined she could be--a woman lusting for revenge.
It was supposed to be a quickie, a way to even the score. But Lauren's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unexpected, unbelievable, deadly crime. Her horrifying secret threatens to tear her life apart, pitting her need to uncover the truth against her fear that the truth may be too horrible to bear. And whichever choice she makes could cost her dearly--her job, her marriage, even her life.