Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2009 Book 4: The Quickie

Book #:116

Book Title:The Quickie

Author:James Patterson & Michael Ledwidge

Publisher:Little, Brown and Company

Pub. Date:2007


Started:January 16, 2009

Finished:January 20, 2009

Time to Read:5 Days

Back Cover / Inside Flap:"When she sees her husband with another woman, Lauren Stillwell's heart nearly stops beating. Their marriage is perfect, she has a great job, she loves her life. But his betrayal turns her into someone she never imagined she could be - a woman lusting for revenge.

It was supposed to be a quickie, a way to even the score. But Lauren's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unexpected, unbelievable, deadly crime. Her horrifying secret threatens to tear her life apart, pitting her need to uncover the truth against her fear that the truth may be too horrible to bear. And whichever choice she makes could cost her dearly - her job, her marriage, even her life."

Review:Perversely, I like James Patterson far better than his typical fare when he (a) collaborates with another author and (b) writes from a female perspective. In this case, I still only halfway like him, but this story, on the surface, has some merit. The main character, Lauren, is actually fairly well developed for a Patterson character. The story line is actually fairly well flowing and doesn't overly depend on outlandish tricks to advance. Overall, it was a lighthearted read, but I'm still convinced that Patterson uses subliminal messages to get people to buy his books - why else would I continue to read him when he drives me nuts as a writer?

If you have read or are planning to read this book, please make sure to stop back by and leave me a comment to let me know your own thoughts!

From my library to yours,


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