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One of the best thrillers of 2007,
This review is from: The Quickie (Hardcover)
Earlier this year came the first book written by the team of bestselling authors James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge with the excellent hostage thriller "Step on a Crack". Now, only a few months later, they have came back with their second novel, 'The Quickie'. I've read pretty much all of Patterson's other work and this is definitely one of his best.
Without giving too much away, the story begins when Lauren Stillwell sees her husband going to a hotel with another woman, so she decides to have an affair of her own with a work colleague. But her revenge goes terribly wrong when her husband arrives and murders the man she was with.
After the absolutely terrible "The 6th Target", Patterson's last book, I was a little cautious about trying out his next book but after reading it I was so glad I did. I finished it after just over 4 hours and I literally couldn't put it down. The story has some shocking twists from the word go and is one of the most suspense-filled books I have ever read. The short chapters and fast dialogue keeps the story flowing quickly and the tension high, with a real "how the hell is she going to get out of this one?!" feel the whole way through. Then there's such an unpredictable twist at the end, I actually think I said "wow!" out loud!
I can't recommend this book highly enough to any fan of the genre or anyone looking for a fast-paced and exciting read. Don't be put off by the steamy looking cover (guys) or the dodgy title, this is one of the best thrillers of the year.