Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Julie's Review: The Quickie


Summary: Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress.When the she discovers her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to beat him at his own game. But her revenge goes dangerously awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour. In a further twist of fate, Lauren must take on a job that threatens everything she stands for. Now, she's paralyzed by a deadly secret that could tear her life apart. With her job and marriage on the line, Lauren's desire for retribution becomes a lethal inferno as she fights to save her livelihood--and her life.Patterson takes us on a twisting roller-coaster ride of thrills in his most gripping novel yet. This story of love, lust and dangerous secrets will have readers' hearts pounding to the very last page.

Review: I really just need to stop reading James Patterson, but he's like a drug that I keep going back to, probably out of habit. Plus my dad read it and sent it to me so it's not like I'm out money on the book. I know why the title of the book is called The Quickie because once I started reading it, it was a quick read. There are a few good twists in the book and one that comes in the first 55 pages of the book that I really didn't see coming but the rest of the book is pretty standard fare for James Patterson. The characters were 2 dimensional and didn't get any emotional attachment from me either way. I didn't love Lauren and I didn't hate her either. At times I just wish she would have "done the right thing" because I think it would have made for a better story than the one that was spit out here. This is probably the lowest rating I've given a book in a very long time, but I do feel it's deserved. From now on I'll probably only read the Alex Cross books and the Women's Murder Club series from James Patterson.

Final Take: 2.5/5

5 comments :

Julie P. February 20, 2008 at 1:04 PM  

Great review. I totally agree with you -- except I think 2.5 is quite generous! :)

Julie February 20, 2008 at 1:04 PM  

LOL. If I gave it anything lower I would wonder why I read it. :)

Julie P. February 20, 2008 at 3:22 PM  

I read his latest 7TH HEAVEN and it was pretty good!

Julie February 20, 2008 at 3:31 PM  

Women's Murder Club is always pretty good. I'll have to see if my dad bought that one.

Crystal March 7, 2008 at 1:56 PM  

I have not had a chance to read this one, yet! I do have it on my wish list.

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