Regular price: $34.90

Membership details Membership details
  • A 30-day trial plus your first audiobook, free.
  • 1 credit/month after trial – good for any book, any price.
  • Easy exchanges – swap any book you don’t love.
  • Keep your audiobooks, even if you cancel.
  • After your trial, Audible is just $14.95/month.
  • Get access to the Member Daily Deal
OR
In Cart

Publisher's Summary

Facing life alone, they turned to crime together. 

Dolly Rawlins, Linda Perelli and Shirley Miller are left devastated when their husbands are killed in a security van heist that goes disastrously wrong. 

When Dolly discovers her husband's bank deposit box containing a gun, money and detailed plans for the hijack, she has three options. She could hand over the ledgers to the Detective. She could hand them over to the thugs who want to take over Harry's turf. Or, she and the other widows could finish the job their husbands started. 

As they rehearse the raid, the women discover that Harry's plan required four people and recruit hooker Bella O'Reilly. But only three bodies were discovered in the carnage of the original hijack - so who was the fourth man, and where is he now?

©2018 Lynda La Plante (P)2018 Bonnier

What members say

Average Customer Ratings

Overall

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    26
  • 4 Stars
    7
  • 3 Stars
    9
  • 2 Stars
    1
  • 1 Stars
    7

Performance

  • 3.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    20
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    3
  • 2 Stars
    4
  • 1 Stars
    13

Story

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    28
  • 4 Stars
    8
  • 3 Stars
    4
  • 2 Stars
    2
  • 1 Stars
    3
Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars

Painful ..

The first Lynda La Plante book I did not like. Excruciatingly slow and the narrator was poorly matched to the story. First time I’ve listened to this narrator and it will be the last. Torture for the most part even though I skipped many sections. Very disappointing!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Outstanding Book

Best thriller yet this year. A heist gone wrong and three widows remain. They will have to make a life changing decision. A must read by Lynda La Plate

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Ola
  • South Brunswick, NJ
  • 10-24-18

So disappointed!

I really wish the picked another narrator. I was looking forward to listening to this book in preparation for the movie, but couldn’t get past the first chapter. It was so hard to hear the narrator. I had moments where I would rewind and try so hard to listen. This totally ruined the experience for me. I hope audible gets another narrator for this story as it’s such a waste of a good story.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

*

The characters were well written. A group of women who were strong, yet each had their vulnerable side. I would give it 5 stars, but the narration was almost a whisper at times, and difficult to hear in places. Other than that, this book held my interest quite well.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    2 out of 5 stars

Slow and unclear narrarator

I got as far as chapter 2. Didn't like narrarator's voice. Too slow, unclear and often times she'd speak in a whispering tone making it difficult to decipher what she was saying.
I'm sure the story is good but instead of listening to it, I think I'll read this one.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Narrator

Great story but should have not done the audio version. Was difficult to listen to.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Awesome!

Loved the book. It was a little difficult for me to get into at first but, ended up not wanting to put it down. Hope the movie is as good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Spellbound

I couldn't wait to get to the end, then was sad that it was over.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars

Intriguing and grappling

I enjoyed this story of strong women standing firmly after being knocked down and how you can find solace in the last place that you would expect.

  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars

Great book!

This book is a good story. I can see why it is becoming a movie. There is suspense, intrigue and plot twists. Despite what previous reviews state, I think the narrator did a good job. This book was well worth the credit.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Peter
  • 07-02-18

Disappointing

The narrator’s voice often sounds very gravelly and spoils what should be a good book

14 of 15 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars
  • T
  • 07-05-18

Oh dear

I remember watching this on TV years ago and really enjoying it, so was pleased to find the audiobook and looked forward to hearing all the background not usually present in an adaptation. Got halfway through chapter 1 and then just couldn’t take any more. This is the worst narration I’ve ever heard, it’s like listening to a zombie grandmother. Couldn’t stand it for another 14 hours and had to return it. Sorry Linda!

27 of 30 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Sarah
  • 08-03-18

Sorry had to return

Sorry for the low rating on this book, I actually would have only given the narration a low score, not story, but it would let me leave it blank. I was really looking forward to this book, as I have loved other Linda LP books, but I couldnt stand the narrators voice. Such a shame, it appears I'm not the only one who struggled to listen to the narrator.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Margaret
  • 07-14-18

Dreadful narrator

Love Lynda La Plantes books. Really disappointed with this narrator. She sounds as though needs to clear her throat. Only managed to listen to 2 chapters. What a waste of money.

17 of 19 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Miss
  • 08-06-18

Poor Narration

Don't make the mistake I did, listen to the sample before purchasing. I can't comment on the story as the narration is not clear and is really not to my taste.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • dbwatt77
  • 08-05-18

Sublime narration by Ann Mitchell

I am not new to the story of Dolly Rawlins. I first watched the series on VHS many years ago but couldn't wait to listen to the story, told by the Wonderful Ann Mitchell: the original Dolly Rawlins. Her narration only helped to create the right level of suspense and drama as well as deliver heart breaking lines perfectly. Of course, in today's world I doubt it very much if the widows would have been able to pull the same robbery but somehow it wasn't hard to think of myself in early 80s London.

I just hope and pray Lynda La Plante will give us all the sequel.

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 08-06-18

terrible narrator

I cannot comment on the story..could not get past chapter 1 due to terrible narrator.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anonymous User
  • 08-06-18

Brilliant Fantastic Loved it

I really enjoyed this having got Widows one Widows two and She’s Out on DVD . Watched them when they came out in the eighties and Shes Out a few year’s later all brilliant. It had to be narrated by Ann Mitchell (Dolly Rawlings ) If you watch or have watched Widows you must realise that nobody else could or should do the narration. Hoping they will bring out Widows two and She’s out audible with Ann Mitchell narrating. Also love her in eastenders. I don’t know why they changed the dogs name though!!!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • kirsten
  • 12-10-18

Ann Mitchell

Only the original Dolly Rawlins could make this audible book magical. memories r made of this. a pleasure to listen to.

  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Nik Nik C
  • 12-04-18

Not sure I got the whole story.

I was really looking forward to hearing this book. Like so many other people on here, I vaguely remember this being on TV when I was young & although I couldn’t remember the whole story, it always stuck in my mind that it was really good.
So to have the main actress reading it... I was delighted when I came across it.
I’m sad to say this this was SO hard to listen to. I had to keep going back & trying to listen again, and even then I couldn’t make out what was being said in parts.
I’m unsure if Ann Mitchell is/was unwell when reading this book but what I do know is, that I totally missed parts due to not being able to understand or hear what was said.
I stuck with it as I knew the story itself was going to be good but it was definitely a hard listen.
Wish I’d bought the paperback.

Sort by:
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Performance
    1 out of 5 stars
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-25-18

Quite often hard to hear.

Narrator would have been great if she didn't have such a croaky voice. Quite often faded and hard to hear. Disappointing as the story was great.