Title: The Quickie
Author: James Patterson
Finished: October 2
Pages: 274
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish Year: 2007

Fiction or non-fiction? Genre? Fiction

What led you to pick up this book? Love James Patterson’s books and this one stood out at the right moment when I was looking for something to read.

Plot summary: Lauren Stillwell is an amazing detective with a handsome and successful husband, who just happens to be cheating on her. In an act of revenge against her husband, she decides to have a one night stand with a fellow officer. But things go terribly wrong for all involved which has Lauren trying to cover not only her tracks but her husbands, to save their lives and their jobs.

Have you read any other books by this author? What did you think of those books? I’ve read many Patterson novels and like most where he collaborates with other writers, the style is different and not completely Patterson. It’s rare for me to pick up one of his novels and not enjoy it from front to back.

What did you think of the main character? The character felt very developed in all aspects of emotional behavior and rational thought as she struggled to find out the truth of what happened, without turning herself in. There were moments where Lauren did things or had reactions that almost didn’t seem like her. Snap judgments, comments and attitude occasionally threw me, but maybe that was how this character was supposed to be when under insurmountable stress.

What did you think of the ending? Very quick to conclusion and almost felt forced, lots of loose ends never tired up, and not very realistic. But I was still happy with it.

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