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The Quickie [Paperback]

James Patterson , Michael Ledwidge
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

July 2007
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.
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he best-laid plans of Homicide Detective Lauren Stillwell go awry when she plans a surprise lunch date with her husband and discovers he's about to have a nooner with someone else. Not only does Lauren get mad, she gets even by having an indiscretion of her own. Only Lauren's quickie is anything but brief. It takes on a life of its own that could destroy both her personal and professional lives. Mary Stuart Masterson performs this psychological suspense with a voice that has just the right understated "everywoman's" quality. Masterson takes her audience along for the various cliff-hangers and plot twists and helps listeners empathize with the main character. Music cues throughout the production heighten the tension. G.E.O. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: APR/ MAY 08]

"I don't want to give too much of the plot line away as the shocking twists and turns in this book are most of the funof listening to it. The rest is made up of listening to Mary Stuart Masterson's evocative voice as she brings to live the varied characters in this thrilling book. Masterson is a seasoned asctress who has appeared in more than 25 films, as well as in umerous plays and musicals."...LargePrint Review --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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James B. Patterson (born March 22, 1947) is an award-winning American author. Formerly an advertising executive for J. W. Thompson in the early 1990s, Patterson came up with the slogan "Toys R Us Kid". Shortly after his success with Along Came A Spider he retired from the firm and devoted his time to writing. The novels featuring his character, Alex Cross, a black forensic psychologist formerly of the Washington, D.C. Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation, now working as a private psychologist and government consultant, are the most popular books among Patterson readers. James Patterson has been criticized by Stephen King, who called Patterson's books "dopey thrillers".[citation needed] Patterson shrugged off the comments, stating that he wants to be the "thrillingest thriller writer of all time".[citation needed] James Patterson has also been put as one of Forbes magazine's top 100 celebrities. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Stunned July 15 2007
By JTR
Format:Hardcover
I have read a number of James Patterson and I would rate this among the books I will not read again! If any part of this was written by J Patterson I would be shocked. The story line was not well thought out, had a lot of inconsistencies and seemed amateurish. I was not impressed at all and would not recommend it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Oh no Oct. 27 2011
By Chris
Format:Hardcover
I wanted to hate this book. How dare James Patterson and company: A book every two weeks! But I didn't hate it. There actually was a lot of adrenaline experienced while reading it. Having just come to the end two minutes ago, I can't say that a lot of the things in the book were believable and I'm not sure what I can say about the writing style ... But the thing with putting books out every two weeks is there are many from this author (and company) to pick from.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A WILD THRILL RIDE... Aug. 24 2010
By Lawyeraau TOP 100 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
My daughter had highly recommended this book, and I confess that I had reservations, since so many of Patterson's recent literary ventures had been disappointing. Still, I gave it a whirl and could not put it down. It was a wild, thrilling, fast paced action book with a myriad of twist and turns that literally take the reader's breath away. I was riveted from the get-go.

That being said, the characters are one dimensional and many are downright unlikable. The reader has to suspend some disbelief, but it is worth it, as the plot is so diabolically clever. It is a totally plot driven book and fiendishly imaginative. It is also a quick, easy read.

When Lauren Stillman sees her beloved husband, Paul, with another woman, she draws a conclusion that would set her on a path from which there would be no return. She sets out to have an affair of her own, a quickie, only to have it all go awry, when she witnesses an unbelievable and deadly act. From that moment on, Lauren's life will never be the same.

This book, with all its wild twist and turns, will keep the reader riveted to its pages. Truly suspenseful, it is a thriller that pulls out all the stops and provides a wild, crazy, rollercoaster of a ride. I read this book in one sitting, as I could not stop reading it, compulsively turning the pages until the very end. The book is a thriller in every sense of the word.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 4 Stars for what it is - a fun quick read June 5 2009
Format:Mass Market Paperback
What I liked:
It moved very quickly, it was suspenseful, twisted and turned albeit a little predictably.
What I wasn't crazy about: it felt too short and segmented in parts as though it needed more information, but then that's what kept me reading!
4 out of 5 for being a fun nighttime-before-bed read, not a great work of literature.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fast and thrilling Feb. 20 2009
Format:Paperback
I enjoyed reading this book a lot. I needed just 1 day, it's fast and thrilling.
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