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The Quickie | [James Patterson, Michael Ledwidge]

The Quickie

Lauren Stillwell isn't 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.
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Publisher's Summary

Lauren Stillwell isn't 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 listeners' hearts pounding.

©2007 James Patterson; (P)2007 Hachette Audio

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    Sarah sterling, VA, United States 07-10-07
    Sarah sterling, VA, United States 07-10-07 Member Since 2006

    Mom to 3 boys, full time professional. Listen to 2 books a week in my car during a long commute. On the hunt for a good, gripping read.

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    "Implausible plot"

    I finished this book in one day because of some good plot twists. That being said the storyline is absurd. There is no way the main character would be able to pull this off. The story unfolds quickly which kept me interested but the plot was completely unrealistic. The ending seemed rushed, weak and obvious. The characters were not fully developed either. I love James Patterson’s work but I would save your money and rent it at the library.

    19 of 21 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph Brooklyn, NY, USA 12-14-07
    Ralph Brooklyn, NY, USA 12-14-07
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    "Great story"

    I started out with James Patterson with "Cross" and "Double Cross", both of which I liked a lot. Then, I read a review here from a woman who said that this was the best of Patterson's books and I have to say, this one is head and shoulders better than the aforementioned. I am a screenwriter and I must say, the dialogue rings much truer in this book and the characters are less stilted than those in Cross and D. Cross, where women just read like a man writing a man and placing a woman's name on the character. I don't know what kind of women that Patterson knows personally, but he can't write females in the first two books worth a lick - they just sound phony. That being said, his plots always keep you turning pages.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Joann Scituate, MA, USA 07-24-07
    Joann Scituate, MA, USA 07-24-07
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    "The Quickie"

    This book was excellent. Another hit for James Patterson. Mary Stuart Masterson's narration was outstanding. The story moved along at a fast pace with a lot of twists, turns and suprises, and kept my interest the whole time. I would recommend this book to anyone, and, in fact, have done so.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Tracy Elk Grove, CA, United States 07-09-07
    Tracy Elk Grove, CA, United States 07-09-07 Member Since 2003
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    "Implausible Plot"

    I am a James Patterson fan but I must say that I was not too thrilled with this Patterson book. Without giving out any details, the plot was too far fetched. It made it hard to take the characters and the story seriously. I also did not care for the narrator. Her voice tended to be monotone and made listening to the book boring.

    12 of 14 people found this review helpful
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    Paul williamstown, NJ, United States 02-11-09
    Paul williamstown, NJ, United States 02-11-09 Member Since 2007
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    "WOW !"

    My first audio book in quite a while. What a well written, fast paced story. Very well read by Mary Stuart Masterson. This book could make me a new fan of James Patterson. I cant imagine anyone not enjoying this book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Risdon W. Hankinson Bartlesville, OK USA 12-04-08
    Risdon W. Hankinson Bartlesville, OK USA 12-04-08 Member Since 2007
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    "The Quickey"

    Fast moving,continuous excitement. Well plotted and executed--unique stream of thought style--great phrase and word useage--well read/acted. I recommend this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Dunedin, Florida 07-21-07
    Amazon Customer Dunedin, Florida 07-21-07
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    "Unrealistic"

    Being a Patterson fan, I was disappointed in this book. Everything from character development to plot to actions of the characters are not believable making the story a far fetched knockoff of some of Patterson's other works. It feels like he wrote this book as a Quickie without much thought as to what makes his work good. Sometimes, Quickies are a good thing...not this time.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Javier Newark, NJ, USA 12-04-08
    Javier Newark, NJ, USA 12-04-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Simply Fantastic"

    This is the book which made me a fan of James Patterson. This title was fast paced and full of surprises. Once I started listening I never stopped until I finished...on the same day.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Donna Ross 08-03-07
    Donna Ross 08-03-07 Member Since 2005
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    "Donna"

    I have been a James Patterson since the beginning. I have read all of his books but this is my last one. I am so disappointed in his last few books written with someone else. The quality just isn't there anymore.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angel 07-03-07
    Angel 07-03-07
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    "A Wild Ride"

    Fast paced, entertaining, edgy, with a bit of a "Beach House" feel. Narrator makes otherwise maddening (ala making one questionable decision after the other) main character sound tolerable, particularly at the end, where she and an interesting friend sound as though they could spin off into a sequel ... and I for one hope they do.

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