I was lucky enough to win a copy of this book from BookishFirst and Zaffre Publishing. Thank you to them for giving me the opportunity to read this book.
I'd never heard of Lynda La Plante before, even though she's a pretty well known author. I think I like her stuff. Widows was pretty fun.
The beginning started off very exciting with the failed heist by Harry Rawlins and crew. It was a very vivid scene. What happened to the crew was pretty awful, pretty painful, and very grotesque. It was a scene I won't forget.
There were a lot of characters to wrap my head around in the beginning, which made for a little confusion as I was trying to get everybody straight. I also didn't expect for the planning of the robbery to take up as much of the book as it did. I mean, I guess I should have, but I didn't. About 3/4 of the book were just Dolly and the girls planning the robbery. It made for when the robbery actually happened more exciting though, because it had been building up to it for so long.
I also expected the Widows to be more friends with each other than they were. They kind of had an antagonistic relationship for most of it. Dolly made sure that all the girls knew she was the boss, which made Linda resent her a lot. It almost seemed like Dolly thought these were her children that she had to take care of, and she didn't think her girls were particularly gifted with intelligence. Dolly didn't see them as equals, which caused a lot of tension.
I did enjoy the twists and turns in this one. If you read it, you'll know what I'm talking about. I can't say that I expected it.
Widows is going to be made into a movie (I believe it was already made into a TV drama at some point, but it's getting a new movie later in 2018). I've seen the trailer, and I'm kind of excited for what they're going to do with it. Reading the book, it does seem like it would make the perfect movie. I think when it gets released, I might see it. Should be a good dose of action fun.
The ending was satisfying, but it didn't conclude everything. There is a continuation to Dolly's story that I'm definitely interested to read. What's going to happen next?? I sense some unpleasantness in Dolly's future. I also want to know what happens with the Police Detective.
This was a pretty fun read. I liked it. I think it's going to make a great movie. I'm really glad I was lucky enough to win a copy. I'd recommend it.
BOOKCITEMENT LEVEL 3.5/5
Let the Heist Commence