Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Action? Check. Suspense? By the carload. Romance? Yes. Erotica? Let's Just say that it's not limited to the cover."--Bookreporter.com
"Simply the best suspense thriller I've read to date."--NightsandWeekends.com
"Will have you gasping out loud at nearly every page."--TheRomanceReadersConnection.com
"Patterson knows where our deepest fears are buried. There's no stopping his imagination."--New York Times Book Review
"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
Lauren Stillwell is not your average damsel in distress. When the NYPD cop 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.
When Lauren Stillwell witnesses her husband leaving a hotel with another woman, she decides to get even. But her revenge goes awry, and she finds her world spiraling into a hell that becomes more terrifying by the hour, in this rollercoaster ride of thrills.
When she sees her husband with another woman, Lauren Stillwell's heart nearly stops beating. Her marriage was 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.
Determined to even the score, Lauren seeks to have her own affair. It was supposed to be a quickie, but Lauren's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unexpected, unbelievable, and deadly crime. Now 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 may cost her dearly--her job, her marriage...or even her life.
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America's most popular thriller writer, James Patterson, presents his most daring-and astonishing-novel ever.
With the perfect marriage and a great job, Lauren Stillman loves her wonderful life . . . until she sees her husband with another woman. Devastated and lusting for revenge, Lauren has her own affair. It's supposed to be a quickie, but Lauren's night of passion takes a shocking turn when she witnesses an unbelievable and deadly crime.
Now 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 may cost her dearly-her job, her marriage . . . or even her life.
About the Author
James Patterson is a bestselling author who is considered one of the greatest writers of the thriller genre. He is the author of Along Came a Spider, Cradle and All, Hide and Seek, Kiss the Girls
, and The Lake House
. He lives in Palm Beach, Florida.
Michael Ledwidge is the author of Bad Connection and The Narrowback. He lives in the Bronx.