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The Quickie by James Patterson
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Lauren’s decision to do a fun thing for all the wrong reasons backfires. After convincing herself that her husband is having an affair she decides that revenge is in order and proceeds accordingly. After all Scott, her colleague, is hot for her body and she always thought he was a major turn-on, so why not? Let me count the ways: she becomes a witness to murder; she jeopardizes her career and then finds out that her husband may not be guilty of the affair after all, while the web of lies and cover-ups continue and drag her closer and closer to the abyss. Even though she’s portrayed as a tough, smart police detective---and an obvious set-up for future stories---she’s not a very likeable character. For one thing she’s an idiot. She could have easily avoided most of her problems if she’d just confronted them early on and for another her moral compass is questionable at best. The story moves along quickly and smoothly but I couldn’t buy the reasoning behind most of her judgment calls and the outcome is always pure serendipity.
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