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 imagined. A 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.
Self-preservation is a powerful force and for Lauren Stilwell, a married NYPD Cop, there is no exception. Lauren is involved with another NYPD cop, Scott Thayer. When Scott is found dead, Lauren is asked to investigate. From the beginning she is propelled on a course that keeps the reader/listener enthralled. This story is so compelling with a lot of unexpected twists and turns that when Lauren heart races so did mine. When I thought there were no more twists to the story, another unexpected surprise hits full force.
I was pleased with the ending. James Patterson is a master of suspense and this story is no exception with his co-author Michael Ledwidge. This book has some romance, but this story is definitely a mystery. The selection of Mary Stuart Masterson as the reader is great. Her dramatization of the story is well-done. Even though The Quickie is about a year old, it is worth reaching back for. Rated: A.
The Quickie is currently available in the following format(s): paperback reprint, Kindle, audio (abridged, unabridged) and hardcover and large print. This book was also recognized as reader favorite on Amazon.com.