Mistake, I reminded myself.
It had all been a terrible mistake. Quick as lightning, just as deadly.
I looked out at the red-eyed police heading back to their cars. That I was fooling them burned like battery acid in my stomach, but I tried my best to believe it was the best thing for everyone under the circumstances.
What result could have been better? I thought. The dehumanizing, demoralizing tabloid circus that was the truth?
My eyes were dry as I turned the engine over.
There was one good thing --- undeniable --- Paul and I had been given a second chance. (pp. 170-171)
The Quickie by James Patterson and Michael Ledwidge is a fast-paced page turner with many twists to keep the reader guessing what might happen next. Lauren catches her husband Paul with another woman and decides her best revenge is to have a one night stand with a co-worker that has been flirting with her. What happens after a couple of hours of passion will change Lauren's life forever. Now she has to find the truth and make some tough decisions about her life, job, and marriage because of that truth.
I found The Quickie a very exciting book and I would compare the storyline to a line of dominoes: push one domino, then the next falls, then the next, then the next. Just as Lauren finds one new detail, something else is discovered which changes her perceptions of the truth about what happened the night of her impulsive decision to have a quickie in revenge for her husband's indiscretion. Each new twist adds to the plot and makes for a book that I definitely recommend to others.