December 6, 2011

The Quickie by James Patterson

Title:  The Quickie
Author:  James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge
Format:  HC
Pages:  357
Genre:  Thriller
Publisher:  Little, Brown & Co, 2007
ISBN-13:  978-0316117364
Series:  Stand Alone

Favorite Quote:  I felt an impulse rush from the lizard part of my brain to my right foot, which was hovering over the accelerator. 

Synopsis (PBS):  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 novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have reader's hearts pounding to the very last page.

Review:  Fast, fast read with so many twists my head is still spinning.  Really a good book.  My only complaint is that the main character, Laura, isn't really all that sympathetic.  She brings so much of the trouble upon herself that it's sometimes hard to really tell the difference between her and the 'bad guys'.  The end was a little trite as well.  But, still, I enjoyed the story, especially since it was so easy to read.

Rating:  8.5 / 10

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