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First off let me say that I am a James Patterson fan, but despite that fact this book was excellent It is definitely a suspense thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat I think what I like the most about it is the way in which the story is told from the begining of the novel It is as if the introduction is laid before you piece by piece in such a unique format that it draws you in from the very begining Definitely a great fun fiction book to read. If I could give stars, I would This is, by far, the most irritating book I ve ever read The prose reads like the convoluted script for a very bad Lifetime movie, and there s not one likable character in the whole mess The main character is a composite sketch of the worst stereotypes of women She s a cop, but the worst crime in the world is cheating on her She s tops in her career field, but what she values most is being a submissive wife and mother Ugh I only hope that there was a very l If I could give stars, I would This is, by far, the most irritating book I ve ever read The prose reads like the convoluted script for a very bad Lifetime movie, and there s not one likable character in the whole mess The main character is a composite sketch of the worst stereotypes of women She s a cop, but the worst crime in the world is cheating on her She s tops in her career field, but what she values most is being a submissive wife and mother Ugh I only hope that there was a very lucrative deal behind James Patterson s slapping his name on something this horrible I hope it was worth the hit on his credibility 2 19 08 I got this in the mail today as part of a bookray from the other online bookclub that I m a member of I will be putting the remaining 3 books of The Bridesmaid Chronicles on hold until I read this one 2 21 08 WOWthis has been one of the best mystery thriller book that I ve read in a long time I didn t put the book down much, as I ve read this in 3 days It was a real page turner that I just kept being shocked about the 2 19 08 I got this in the mail today as part of a bookray from the other online bookclub that I m a member of I will be putting the remaining 3 books of The Bridesmaid Chronicles on hold until I read this one 2 21 08 WOWthis has been one of the best mystery thriller book that I ve read in a long time I didn t put the book down much, as I ve read this in 3 days It was a real page turner that I just kept being shocked about the turn of events Get ready to hold on to the seat of your pants for this readWOW What s good for the goose is definitely good for the desperate housewife Even if this never happened again James Patterson, The QuickieSigh When will I learn Stop reading James Patterson Did not like it At all It was one of the first Patterson books I ever read but I kept going because I thought there had to be something The Murder House, to date, is the only Patterson book I ve loved.This was a dark gritty piece of fiction that did not start off bad It was a book club selection with What s good for the goose is definitely good for the desperate housewife Even if this never happened again James Patterson, The QuickieSigh When will I learn Stop reading James Patterson Did not like it At all It was one of the first Patterson books I ever read but I kept going because I thought there had to be something The Murder House, to date, is the only Patterson book I ve loved.This was a dark gritty piece of fiction that did not start off bad It was a book club selection with a former book group of mine and at first I was pleased But it just got awfully boring and the short chapters which he seems to do but I did not know that then irritated me I finished it quickly but did not enjoy it At all I just felt this could have been any mass marketed paperback mystery There was nothing that pulled me in and as short as the chapters were they dragged for whatever it s worth I am in the minority as my fellow book club members all loved it The Quickie is written in very short chapters so it made it a fast read I got hooked in the first part of the book but then became a little bored when covering up became a little too effortless for the protagonist Towards the end of the book a new twist was introduced but was not really developed and left you really struggling to put it all together It was as if Patterson came up with another plot at the end of the novel and tried to incorporate it into the existing murder mystery For me t The Quickie is written in very short chapters so it made it a fast read I got hooked in the first part of the book but then became a little bored when covering up became a little too effortless for the protagonist Towards the end of the book a new twist was introduced but was not really developed and left you really struggling to put it all together It was as if Patterson came up with another plot at the end of the novel and tried to incorporate it into the existing murder mystery For me there were a few inconsistencies, especially with character development, that really ruined the overall plot for me Although it was a good book I personally felt the falling action and conclusion did not fit with the main ideas of the plot For years I ve wondered what the big whoop about James Patterson was all about, but not enough to buy one of his novels More recently, I ve been downloading books via the Overdrive Media app from my local digital library and since so many of his titles were available, I thought what the heck, I ll give it a try I noticed as I perused Patterson s vast archive of books that the majority were co authored with other writers In this case, Michael Ledwidge.It is just me or is that strange Are thes For years I ve wondered what the big whoop about James Patterson was all about, but not enough to buy one of his novels More recently, I ve been downloading books via the Overdrive Media app from my local digital library and since so many of his titles were available, I thought what the heck, I ll give it a try I noticed as I perused Patterson s vast archive of books that the majority were co authored with other writers In this case, Michael Ledwidge.It is just me or is that strange Are these co authors actually ghostwriters and Patterson just puts his name on the cover or are these books are true collaborations I bring this up because I m not sure whose writing I m actually reviewing HmmNow on with my notes In general, I thought the book was okay Not bad Not good just okay The chapters are short The pace is fast, but I didn t find a lot of depth in the characters Take for instance, the story s protagonist, Lauren Stillwell, many of the choices she makes are purely to move the plot forward, but her motivations were completely unbelievable to me For heaven s sake, she s a homicide detective that seems to have little to no interest in the book s initial crime Yes, yes, I get it she s in denial, but I m trying real hard to not give anything away, but let s just say her behavior through much of the book wasn t credible and her supporting cast of characters were fairly one dimensional as well That said, I m sure a lot of people will enjoy the novel s pace, plot twists, and some well written action scenes You don t have to ponder any of life s existential mysteries in this novel The title says it all The Quickie is a simple, fast read.If you like James Patterson, you ll probably enjoy this novel For me, however, I ll continue to search for reads with a bitsubstance to them |DOWNLOAD PDF ☹ The Quickie ♿ 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 imaginedA 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 The difference between James Patterson, 2007 and the 2018 factory edition is as white hot to ice cold 10 of 10 stars Spoiler Alert This book sucked There is a method authors use to get themselves out of corners that they write their characters into, and that is to give the reader a surprise Oh you didn t know this, but way back a long time ago, this happened which makes this happen which makes it so the hero can escape BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That s bullcrap There s a neat sheet like a picnic blanket that is used to wrap a murder victim, and it gets blood on it so we have evidence that the victim was indeed Spoiler Alert This book sucked There is a method authors use to get themselves out of corners that they write their characters into, and that is to give the reader a surprise Oh you didn t know this, but way back a long time ago, this happened which makes this happen which makes it so the hero can escape BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO That s bullcrap There s a neat sheet like a picnic blanket that is used to wrap a murder victim, and it gets blood on it so we have evidence that the victim was indeed wrapped in the sheet But now, how do we tie the neat sheet to the murderer Oh well, you see we didn t tell you but way back when the murderer first bought the neat sheet he and his wife went on a picnic, and had a lil sex on the sheet and left a lil semen stain.Gimme a damn break Oh, how convenient Or how about character Paul, who turns out to be an evil sociopath who attempts to run down his wife unborn child We are talking heartless, cruelty here This guy obviously doesn t give a shit about his wife Well, if thats the case why the hell did he risk life limb to save her from a different bad guy 20 pages earlier Gah This book was twisting turning just for the sake of twisting and turning More like writhing in its own inability to be coherent Lauren Stillwell feels like her life is crumbling when she sees her husband coming out of a hotel room with another woman They have already been struggling with their relationship recently, a problem she partially attributes to their inability to get pregnant As you can imagine, she assumes that this is an indication that Paul is cheating on her The book could easily have been called You Know What Happens When You Assume From this point on, Lauren rashes from one irrational decision to the n Lauren Stillwell feels like her life is crumbling when she sees her husband coming out of a hotel room with another woman They have already been struggling with their relationship recently, a problem she partially attributes to their inability to get pregnant As you can imagine, she assumes that this is an indication that Paul is cheating on her The book could easily have been called You Know What Happens When You Assume From this point on, Lauren rashes from one irrational decision to the next, creating a destructive spiral that will change everything.The first thing she does is an act of instinct When a younger officer she works with at the New York Police Department indicates that she is interested, and they have a quickie Immediately afterward, Lauren steps out of the room and returns only to see Scott, the officer, murdered by what appears to be her husband Paul At first she does not know what to do, particularly once she and her partner are assigned as the lead detectives to look into the murder of a fellow cop From here on, the tale spins completely out of control as Lauren, a woman who appeared to be a dedicated officer, messes with evident, implicates witnesses, and starts threatening officials at different levels to protect her husband, with whom she has yet to confirm his involvement The question is where this whole thing will lead since the reader has already seen how quick she is to make assumptions.I have to say this is the first book by Patterson that I hated I know that it is purely me I do not tend to like stories in which everyone in it has no ethical standards whatsoever I have trouble having compassion for them, just wishing they would get their comeupance, and this story is exactly that Everyone has a disreputable backstory that they are keeping quiet from those around them I only kept reading because I was curious to see how everything would play out, only to find my disbelief at how outrageous the story kept getting Soap operas haverealism.OK now that you have heard my perspective, it is only fair to say that all of the professional reviews of this one that I have seen have praised this as being one of his best I guess it goes to show that I can be off target on this one I will say the writing was up to Patterson s usual standards, and the story moves along at the usual quick pace It is filled with tons of cliffhangers and lots of action