Girls' Night Out
A Mystery (A Novella)
By Kate Flora
Publication Date: 07/29/2014
My Rating: 5 Stars
When the man who date-raped a friend is found not guilty, the women in her book group decide to take matters into their own hands. Mystery and true crime writer Kate Clark Flora’s fascination with people’s criminal tendencies began in the Maine attorney general’s office. Deadbeat dads, people who hurt their kids, and employers’ acts of discrimination aroused her curiosity about human behavior.
Her books include seven “strong woman” Thea Kozak mysteries and three gritty police procedurals in her star-reviewed Joe Burgess series. Redemption was the 2013 Maine Literary Award winner for Crime Fiction. Her Edgar-nominated true crime story, Finding Amy, has been optioned for a movie. Flora has also published 15 crime stories in various anthologies.
When she’s not writing or teaching at Grub Street in Boston, Flora is in her garden, waging a constant battle against critters, pests, and her husband’s lawn mower. She’s been married for 35 years to a man who still makes her laugh. She has two wonderful sons, a movie editor and a scientist, two lovely daughters-in-law, and four rescue “granddogs,” Frances, Otis, Harvey, and Daisy.
This is a short e-book published by Shebooks--high quality fiction, memoir, and journalism for women, by women.
A special thanks to SheBooks and NetGalley for a complimentary reading copy in exchange for an honest review.
GIRLS’ NIGHT OUT by Kate Flora is novella of delicious revenge, crime, payback, and full of chick-lit humor! Boston jury has just found local attorney Jay Hanrahan, not guilty, in a date rape case that grabbed headlines throughout the region. Ellen happened to be the victim and the BFFs are out for revenge and develop a scandalous plan of attack, when the legal system did not work--they are taking matters into their own hands. Callie, Georgia, Suzan, Tess, and Ellen are BFFs, having met in college and have remained friends, now all professionals, from lawyer, doctor, social worker, artist, and finance with the IRS. All beautiful and smart. They are tired of abuse from men and want to take matters in their own hands. (Hillary Clinton, Marilyn Monroe, Eleanor Roosevelt, Betty Ford, and Queen Elizabeth). They have a book club and meet to enjoy discussing books, eating great food, sipping wine, and catching up. Tonight is the night of developing the plan to get payback – girls’ night out at the bar where Jay does his dirty deed to get sexy gals in the sack by drugging them. I loved everything about this e-short story, from the stunning front cover with the sexy and delicious martini, to the razor sharp humor! What a fun novella! We all have been there, as you get to the point, you do not trust anyone preparing your drink, as this happens more than you may know. Loved GIRLS' NIGHT OUT, beautifully packaged and cannot wait to read more from this talented author!