Mary's Book Reviews 4-Stars
The Quickie by James Patterson
The Quickie

James Patterson (Goodreads Author),

I don’t normally get into a writer’s techniques unless they are really bad. I tend to think about how a book made me feel and if I couldn’t wait to see what was going to happen next. Patterson’s use of short chapters is intriguing and keeps one reading until the eyes can’t take any more.

“The Quickie” gets four stars from me because it kept me turning pages into the next short chapter. Did I find the story totally believable – well, it is a work of fiction, right?
We discover after a few chapters that the heroine in the book, Lauren, is a cop. Now, how she handles the situation of having watched her husband beat someone – the someone she had just slept with as a “revenge betrayal” because she thought her husband was cheating – and then she is pulled into the case as lead investigator to finding out who has killed the cop she just slept with. She knows who did the deed, but can’t say. After all it’s her husband, right.
Lauren goes on a spree to cover up any evidence that will lead to her husband having murdered the cop, and any evidence of her quickie affair with said cop.
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we set out to deceive … Lauren eventually learns that the man she is married to is not all he seems to be – not who she thinks he truly is.
Will “The Quickie” win any big book awards – I think not. Will it keep you entertained for a few quick hours of reading? Definitely, if you are into mystery books that don’t make you think too hard, that just entertain.

Written by : Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour

Canadian Author, Mary M. Cushnie-Mansour, known as “Writer on the Run” in the writing world, has had quite a life’s journey to reach her dream of becoming a published author. To learn more about Mary and her journey click here.

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