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Widows Soon to be a major feature film

by Lynda La Plante

Crime / Mystery

Widows Soon to be a major feature film Synopsis

The groundbreaking thriller from the Queen of Crime Drama and the basis for Steve McQueen's upcoming major motion picture. WIDOWS is a fast-paced heist thriller with an all female cast you won't forget Facing life alone, they turned to crime together A security van heist goes disastrously wrong and three women are left widowed. When Dolly Rawlins discovers her gang boss husband's plans for the failed hijack, an idea starts to form . . . Could she and the other wives finish the job their husbands started? As the women rehearse the raid, it becomes clear that someone else must have been involved. But only three bodies were found in the wreckage. Who was the fourth man? And where is he now? 'The perfect summer read' My Weekly

Widows Soon to be a major feature film Press Reviews

This tale of female empowerment, evolution, and enrichment...provides more than enough thrills and plot twists to satisfy any crime novel enthusiast - Library Journal

Packed with high-tension, fast-paced action, an unforgettable cast of characters, plenty of twists and turns, and La Plante's dark and satirical brand of northern humour, this is crime fiction and excitingly visual storytelling at its best...just when you think you have the denouement sussed, La Plante delivers a brilliant coup-de-grace in the shape of a gobsmacking twist in the tail. With nostalgia for older readers, and a voyage of discovery for the younger generation, Widows is an exciting summer crime read with a feisty feminist flavour! - Lancashire Evening Post

With the benefit of hindsight, La Plante was ahead of her time. The idea of a group of women, housewives, living very ordinary lives becoming a heist team was wholly original. Widows has strong social themes about grief (Dolly ironing her dead husband's shirts) and how life goes on after the death of loved ones. Basically showing how women are every bit as determined, fierce and clever as men... Maybe this novel attracted a lot of non-crime readers to the form long before the psychodrama became popular. La Plante wasn't the first crime writing woman to champion the cause of real women in the genre but she gave it a shot in the arm - Nudge Books

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ISBN: 9781785763328
Publication date: 14/06/2018
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781785763328
Publication date: 14th June 2018
Author: Lynda La Plante
Publisher: Zaffre Publishing
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 448 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery,
Categories: Crime & mystery,

About Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante's fourteen novels, including the Prime Suspect series, have all been international bestsellers.  She is an honorary fellow of the British Film Institute and a member of the UK Crime Writers Awards Hall of Fame. She was awarded a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list in 2008 and in 2009 was inducted into the Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame. Her novels have all been international bestsellers. She runs her own television production company and lives in London and Easthampton, New York. Author photo © Monte Farber

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