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The Quickie
The Quickie
Author: Michael Ledwidge, James Patterson
When Lauren Stillwell discovers her husband leaving a hotel room with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But while she's sneaking around, her husband is hatching a plan of his own. After a torrid quickie with a co-worker, Lauren hears a struggle outside her window and looks out just in time to see her husband loading her...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446501644
ISBN-10: 0446501646
Publication Date: 4/1/2008
Pages: 376
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 327 ratings
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Book Type: Paperback
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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: 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: 2
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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Helpful Score: 1
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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It was a good read but not very memorable.
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This book kept me quessing until the end. Worth reading.
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Another great James Patterson.

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