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The Quickie


Michael Ledwidge,Mary Stuart Masterson,James Patterson


The Quickie


Literature & Fiction

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Hachette Audio; Unabridged edition (July 2, 2007)




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The Quickie by Michael Ledwidge,Mary Stuart Masterson,James Patterson

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 audiobook yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have listeners' hearts pounding to the very last page.
This was one of those books that my husband read and couldn't put down. He recommended it to me (we have it purchased electronically) and when I finished the book I was reading, I started on this. Didn't take me long to finish this as well. This book has so many, many twists and turns and complications that it really keeps your attention. The title really gives it away, so I won't say more about that, but this story is much more than just a quickie, which was soon regretted. I would recommend this book to James Patterson fans, and those who like a good, "quickie" read. I am not familiar with the co-author, but the two of them did a great job.
NYPD Detective First Class, Lauren Stillwell, also a lawyer, suspects her husband, Paul, of having an affair. Their married life deteriorating, Lauren decides to have a one-night stand of her own. She chooses a young undercover narcotics detective, Scott Thayer, who has recently made flirty advances toward her. Lauren’s night of revenge soon turns deadly when she witnesses a brutal murder. To make matters worse, she is assigned as lead detective to solve the murder. From this point on, Lauren is involved in a series of moral missteps—delaying investigative progress, deception, and falsifying and suppressing evidence all under the guise of protecting herself and her husband.
The book starts off with a bang with more than enough intrigue to satisfy even the most critical mystery aficionados. Constant surprises keep the reader turning pages. I won’t go further into the story for fear of depriving the reader of these surprises. Patterson and Ledwidge enrich the story with their writing style providing humor and just the right mix of exciting narration and dialogue to bolster the story.
The authors bring Lauren Stillwell to life early on. The reader gets to know her as a thoughtful but hardnosed detective. Lauren is a lovable character in spite of her continuing ethical lapses and moral misdeeds which she feels forced to engage in to protect her family. Lauren is spunky, courageous, funny and spirited. The reader quickly falls in love with her.
I have read over 40 Patterson books—The Quickie is one of his very best. I rate it a 5 out of 5.
Imagine the most bizarre decisions and unlikely situations that a police officer could possibly find herself in and you'll begin to get the idea why this Patterson collaboration fell far short of being a good read. It seems that each short chapter ended with a bizarre and impossible predicament that was even more bizarre and impossible than the previous chapter. The main characters spend a large chunk of the book trying to justify doing the wrong things for the wrong reasons. Tedium quickly set in all too quickly.
Because the book was a "James Patterson," I stayed with it until the end, hoping for some type of redemption that never arrived. Some books are diamonds, others are coal!
This book did not let me down! At first my thoughts were, might not have picked a good read here. Then I saw so many twists and turns then drop offs. When you think I've got this figured out, you can't believe what happens! Let me tell you something, this is mind blowing!
There was virtually nothing I didn't like about this book. The plot twists and turns were fantastic - you'll never see them coming. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys mystery, thriller, or dramatic reads.
A very quick read and many twists and turns. You will drop everything you are doing to get to the end. I highly recommend!
By far, "The Quickie" was the very best book. The twists and turns capture the reader from the beginning. Having read nearly all of James Patterson's books, this was my favorite. I recommend this book!
This is a fabulous story. A real page Turner. Characters, twists, turns and plot all exceptional. I'm so glad I bought this and I highly recommend this book

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