The Quickie by James Patterson Paperback Book


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Author: James Patterson

Format: Quality Paperback, Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

Published: Apr 2008

Genre: Fiction - Thrillers

Retail Price: $16.00

Pages: 368


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 lover's limp body into the trunk of a car. When the body shows up in a pool of shallow water, she races to the scene of the crime. But Lauren Stillwell is no regular wronged woman. She's a NYC cop--and she's just been assigned to this case. Unable to tell anyone what she saw and unwilling to turn her husband in, Lauren is paralyzed by a secret that will tear her life apart. But as she attempts to point fingers away from her husband, she uncovers something shocking: her husband didn't have an affair--what he did was far worse than she could have ever imagined. A gripping story of secrets and infidelities that begins where Adrian Lyne's movie Unfaithful leaves off, THE QUICKIE will have readers' hearts pounding to the very last page.

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BookLender review by Jaine Blaize on 2008-01-26 20:42:12

I very rarely write reviews. But after listening to this audiobook I couldn't help myself. Ever read a book that made you mad that you wasted hours of your life reading it? Well this is NOT one of those books. This has got to be one of his most well written, suspenseful, ironic and emotionally charged books yet! Less sappy and more genuine and realistic, this is a story about how one indiscretion can turn a person's whole life around. This is also about what a woman would do for her relationships and how there are times when we really don't know the people in our lives the way we think. This is one of those stories where you will think,Oh my gawd! What ELSE can go wrong? And midway through you'll realize that things can always get worse but there's a reason for everything. Get this book! You won't be sorry. ~ J Blaize*****

BookLender review by Rob on 2008-06-01 23:58:47

I am a big James Patterson fan and I struggled to get through this one. At points I just did not care. Too far fetched, none of the characters did I care about except for her partner.

BookLender review by Susan on 2008-05-04 22:35:58

Fabulous thriller. This book keeps you on the edge all the way from the first to the last page. I started reading early morning and finished by late afternoon!. Could not put it down.... if not THe best of Patterson's book, certainly it ranks up there with the very top. You will surely enjoy this one.

BookLender review by Deborah on 2008-04-16 08:37:43

I am a fan of James Patterson. This book only enforces that statement. This book was definitely a thriller. The story changed constantly and only got better and better. I enjoyed this book more than any book in quite a while. Definitely should be on your to read list!

BookLender review by John on 2011-11-06 01:08:46

There is just enough plot twisting action and occasional loving that made this book a winner in my mind try it