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Widows: Now a major feature film Kindle Edition
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A great book -- Alex Heminsley, BBC Radio 2 --This text refers to the paperback edition.
About the Author
Her original script for the much-acclaimed Prime Suspect won awards from BAFTA, Emmy, British Broadcasting and Royal Television Society as well as the 1993 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Lynda has written and produced over 170 hours of international television.
Lynda is one of only three screenwriters to have been made an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and was awarded the BAFTA Dennis Potter Best Writer Award in 2000. In 2008, she was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to Literature, Drama and Charity.
If you would like to hear from Lynda, please sign up at www.bit.ly/ LyndaLaPlanteClub or you can visit www.lyndalaplante.com for further information. You can also follow Lynda on Facebook and Twitter @LaPlanteLynda. --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B071W6QPQD
- Publisher : Zaffre (14 Jun. 2018)
- Language : English
- File size : 709 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 366 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 763 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Dolly Rawlins want the other widows to do a raid. She knows all the plans as her late husband planned all his robberies. Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. Can Dolly and the other widows pull of a robbery and escape with lots of cash?
expect lots of action and exciting twists. This is a must read for crime fans.
Set in the early 80’s, we track the aftermath of a disastrous security van heist that leaves three women widowed. Dolly Rawlins is the wife of former crime boss Harry, one of the victims of the failed robbery, and she sets about figuring out how she could finish the job he started. She is joined by the two other widows – the fourth man on the job escaped so they need another hand.
Dolly recruits, funds and leads a team – they find an extra person and set about working their way through the planning of the raid, and the aftermath. Her team consist of an aspiring beauty queen, a hard drinking maneater and a stripper, a thoroughly odd bunch that would rarely cross paths in any other circumstance. All the while they are haunted by DCI Resnick, a man Harry set up years before who is obsessed with bringing him to justice, even if he is dead. However, Resnick’s colleagues are less convinced, and although a good cop, the stain of the false accusation Harry laid at his door has never left him and he has been overlooked for promotion, making him bitter and mean.
As we meander through gritty eighties London, we encounter a pair of brothers who want to take over Harry’s territory, and will stop at nothing to get hold of the infamous ‘ledgers’ that Harry used to plan his jobs and keep tabs on his friends and enemies alike. We follow Resnick, his reluctant team and his sycophantic boss as he gradually gets closer, and we watch Dolly turn her team of misfits into a well-oiled team.
Can they pull off the job? Will the crime bosses interfere, or with Resnick get revenge on the wife of the man who ruined his career?
This is a cracking read. It is well paced, and the characters are well drawn, and we learn a little about all of them – Linda the drunk has hidden strengths. Shirley the beauty queen is desperate for validation and Bella the stripper is a rock. Dolly the hard-nosed leader has her weaknesses. Sometimes you even feel for the rough and ready Resnick. Some of the language is not PC, but it is of its time and if you can live with that you will enjoy the story.
The story was OK but I will not buy the sequel.
The Talisman was much better.