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The Quickie Mass Market Paperback – August 1, 2009
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"When it comes to constructing a harrowing plot, author James Patterson can turn a screw all right."―New York Daily News
"Patterson juggles twist after twist with genuine glee."―San Francisco Chronicle
About the Author
- Item Weight : 6.4 ounces
- Mass Market Paperback : 384 pages
- ISBN-10 : 044619896X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0446198967
- Product Dimensions : 4.25 x 1.25 x 7 inches
- Publisher : Vision; Reprint Edition (August 1, 2009)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #232,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Because the book was a "James Patterson," I stayed with it until the end, hoping for some type of redemption that never arrived. Some books are diamonds, others are coal!
The book starts off with a bang with more than enough intrigue to satisfy even the most critical mystery aficionados. Constant surprises keep the reader turning pages. I won’t go further into the story for fear of depriving the reader of these surprises. Patterson and Ledwidge enrich the story with their writing style providing humor and just the right mix of exciting narration and dialogue to bolster the story.
The authors bring Lauren Stillwell to life early on. The reader gets to know her as a thoughtful but hardnosed detective. Lauren is a lovable character in spite of her continuing ethical lapses and moral misdeeds which she feels forced to engage in to protect her family. Lauren is spunky, courageous, funny and spirited. The reader quickly falls in love with her.
I have read over 40 Patterson books—The Quickie is one of his very best. I rate it a 5 out of 5.
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The story is entirely implausible, and has sufficient twists to keep you turning the pages right until the very end. There's plenty of "Will she, won't she" themes which build up very obviously, giving the sense that the reader knows what's going to happen next...but has to keep reading, just to be sure.
It's easy to keep track of where you are, so perfect for the beach and other places where 100% concentration on tricky plots and complicated characters is impossible.