What a steaming pile of crap! Want to read a book that feels like it was written by three day old road kill? A book with too many characters, zero character development, a keystone cops grabbag of plot twists and an absolutely unbelievable, bizarro heist...oh, and don't let me forget the SHOCKING ending that just comes out of the blue? Well, this turd of a book is it!
Do yourself a favour. Buy a blank exercise book from the supermarket and read it instead of this. I kid you not, if there was MINUS five stars, I'd give them to this abomination. This book wasn't my favorite book of the year, but it goes without saying that I did enjoy reading it and it was a really quick read. This book is part of the Widows series and is the final book of the saga.
Dolly Rawlins has been in prison and after her due time, is finally being released. She hopes to recover the stolen diamonds she stashed before she served her time but as soon as she leaves the jail cell, she has a slew of people chomping at her heels in order to either get their own cut or help get her back inside the prison for past occurrences. Dolly is forced to make some choices both bad and good.
I liked the writing of this story and how dramatic it feels at times. It makes it a rather quick read that is packed with details. This book did lag at times, but what I liked the most is the strong females strewn throughout. The Final Act In The Bestselling 'Widows' Series
After Serving A Lengthy Sentence For The Murder Of Her Husband, Dolly Rawlins Is Free From Prison And She's Only Got One Thing On Her Mind: The Diamonds She Stashed Before The Police Caught Her
But There Are People Waiting For Dolly On The Outsidetough Exprisoners Who Know About The Diamonds, And They All Want A Cut
Also Waiting For Dolly Is DS Mike Withey He Holds Her Personally Responsible For The Death Of His Sister In The Diamond RaidYears Earlier And He Wants Her Back Inside
Dolly Rawlins Has Other Plans But Can She Realize The Dream That Kept Her Going All Those Years In Prison And Avoid Those Who Are After Her?
© Lynda La Plante P Bonnier Books UK “Something you all got to start thinking about, I will check up on everything I ask you to do and I’ll keep on checking until I’m satisfied.”
Just when you think you have everything all figured out something goes awry.
This had the 'Karma Train' feel riding off into the sunset.
After serving a long drawn out sentence for murder of her husband Dolly wants payback in the form of some shiny diamonds that she stashed before being taken away.
However, she's not alone as some ex prisoners are waiting for her on the outside. They too want a piece of the action.
So too does DI Mike who blames Dolly for his sisters death from 10 yrs ago and will do anything to get her back behind bars.
Be careful who you trust.
The moral of the story you might get more than you bargained for when that Karma train knocks you off your butt.
Isn't it ironic that the manner in which her husband died may just be served up like a fine glass of wine to the most unsuspecting targets. Would have been 4 stars, but the ending was a bit of a disappointment, it felt rushed to me. Probably my least favorite out of this trilogy but still oh so good. Maybe not the ending I wanted or suspected but upon reflection, I don’t see how it could’ve went down any other way. These may be books about robbery, murder and cons but also about some damn strong women who can handle just about anything. Lynda La Plante is my favourite author and I have loved every book of hers I have read (almost every single one!). She's Out is no exception! The conclusion to the Dolly Rawlins Trilogy was the most exciting book yet. I recommend reading these books in order to get the full impact of the story. Dolly is a hard woman but you can't help hoping she succeeds. Now I'm on to the new DC Jack Warr series. With thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for my digital copy. She’s Out pleasantly surprised me. It mainly follows Dolly Rawlins, convicted for the murder of her husband, mobster Harry Rawlins, as she’s released from prison. Her fellow recently released prisoner Ester gets wind of Dolly’s release and gets a crew of former inmates together to welcome Dolly, and subsequently, plot to get a cut of the diamonds she’s rumored to have stashed.
The book is fastpaced and not overly predictable. The plot changes gears a number of times, and just when you think you know where it’s going, it switches again. The premise reminded me of the Ocean’s series. I liked the style and how it alternated perspectives between each of the women involved.
Going into the book I was unaware that it had previously been a tv series in the 1980s. It was recently reworked as a novel by author Lydia LaPlante. If it sometimes feels like a television movie, that's because La Plante originally wrote the Widows trilogy as a British television series. Widows was a six episode miniseries in the mid 1980's with the novel coming out about the same time. Widows 2 soon joined the success of Widows with another six episodes of a miniseries. As the titles indicate, this series featured the world's most dangerous femme fatale and her team of widows out to finish the capers their husbands started. A decade later, She's Out came out, a new six episode miniseries with a novelization to boot. The Widows franchise also resulted in a starstudded Hollywood movie in 2018.
Now, La Plante has reworked all three novels and they are being rereleased to a new Audience. She's Out is a fast moving story that follows Dolly Rawlings years later after she's released from prison and gathers a new gang of tough women criminals. At times, it's a bit of a comic caper and, at times, it's a bit of a soap opera. But, it's a fun fast read. Looking forward to the first two in the series. My first book by this very prolific writer (the brilliant tv series Prime Suspect is from this author's work) and it will not be my last. A group of ex cons, all women and all with stories of their own, try first to con the lead protagonist out of her hidden fortune then work with her to pull off the biggest heist of their lives. Along the way we discover their humanity as they discover how to trust again. The heist was pulse poundingly good and the end of the book was stunning. Really a jaw dropping shocker. I loved it. Five enthusiastic stars!
Lynda La Plante (born Lynda Titchmarsh) is a British author, screenwriter, and erstwhile actress (her performances in Rentaghost and other programmes were under her stage name of Lynda Marchal), best known for writing the Prime Suspect television crime series.
Her first TV series as a scriptwriter was the six part robbery series Widows, in 1983, in which the widows of four armed robbers carry out a
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