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Girls Night Out

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  16 reviews
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
ebook, 32 pages
Published August 29th 2014 by SheBooks (first published July 6th 2014)
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Aug 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Vengeance is ours say the friends of a misused woman. That is the premise of this vaguely satirical but also angry short work by mystery writer Kate Flora. What does a woman do when a man abuses a woman she knows? And gets away with it. Well...this is one possible scenario.

To say much more would be to say entirely too much.

This is cleverly written and will have you thinking, wincing, and probably other things too.

An advance copy of this book was provided by the publisher through NetGalley in re
Aug 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
The blurb for the novelette is simple and enticing: 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. The story opens with the friends moving a body, letting the reader know the plan has gone wrong.

I selected "Girls' Night Out" because the blurb reminded me of Fern Michael's Sisterhood series. I must have good instincts, because that is exactly what I was reminded of. Local district attorney Jay Hanrahan date raped
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
Did I enjoy this book: Yes. It was phenomenal.

This story opened with the best first line ever. I’d love to quote it here for you, but I don’t have permission from the author, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

I was hooked by the first sentence, and I didn’t put the book down until the final scene. The entire story was fast paced, unpredictable, dark, and wonderfully entertaining.

I really enjoy the short e-books that are gaining popularity. It opens up a whole new world of possibilities
Aug 04, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
3 stars ***

This was provided to me by netgalley for a honest review

This was a pretty good quickie read. Read it in less than a hour. It felt like a sample of maybe something bigger in the future. Nice story about women getting revenge on a serial rapist something I am sure many would like to do for real. Would have loved to get to know the women more I had trouble really connecting with them. Hope maybe there will be more in the future.
Dec 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Not what I was expecting as I found it by searching for "Cozy Mystery", but I really enjoyed the writing and the story. ...more
Judy D Collins
A special thank you to SheBooks and NetGalley for an ARC 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 matter
Vicki - I Love Reading
Nov 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2014
Girls night out.


A Great story of revenge.

I think it is really difficult to imagine what you would do in a situation similar to this. I think that unless you have actually been the victim of a crime, it is really difficult to imagine it at all.

Although maybe most people would not do what the girls in this book have done, I can truly believe that most victims of assault could possible dream of doing this to there abuser.

I think the story covered the revenge very well, and enjoyed it, A quick e
debbicat *made of stardust*
Apr 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audible, 2016-reads
It was great!! Very entertaining short story. Has some language but it was appropriate. Funny and shocking in places. I might read it again soon. A great escape. Perfect read for women who know what's it's like to be in a close knit group of friends. You'll understand. 4 stars because I really got a kick out of it

I am adding that it has some vulgarity that some may find offensive. An R rating for language and subject matter. I don't read much with this type of language, but did find myself amuse
Aug 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014, 2014-netgalley
What a girl's night out this book was! Since it was a very short story I don't want to say too much.

I will say though, wow, what a well deserved payback! This is a hard book to describe, crime, kind of chick lit, contemporary women...but definitely an interesting read!

If you like short stories with strong women, I'd recommend this one. I know I'm going to be looking for others by this author.

* ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jasmine from How Useful It Is
Strong women who can take care of themselves. Friendship. Interesting read. Full review here ...more
Sherri Bryant
Aug 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mystery
Like the description, the book is also very short and left me expecting more at the end than the abrupt ending I got. I really enjoyed the premise of women looking out for each other. They take matters into their own hands to dispense justice on the man who rapes their friend and gets acquitted for the crime. I liked their plan but, of course, it does not end the way they hoped. When the police get involved, I thought it was going to get interesting, but the story just…ends…loose ends hanging al ...more
Terry ~ Huntress of Erudition
This short story was well written and I was impressed that the author had a career in Main's Attorney General's office. I would definitely read more of her work.
I wished this story was a little longer - I liked the characters, even though it was a little raunchy in places. It was satisfying to see that jerk get what he deserved, but I feel a little guilty enjoying it!
DeAnna Jacobsen
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
so good! book clubs get a new meaning!
Janice Schange
Jul 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Can't wait to share with MY book club ...more
Sep 09, 2014 marked it as to-read
Shelves: fiction
Not at HCPL
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery, adult, maine
This was a highly entertaining quick read by an author I'm becoming quite taken with...will definitely read more! ...more
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Kate Flora grew up on a chicken farm in Maine where the Friday afternoon trip to the library was the high point of her week. She dreamed of being able to create the kind of compelling, enchanting worlds of the books she disappeared into every week, but growing up in the era when “help wanted” ads were still sex-segregated, she felt her calling was to go to law school and get the job they told her ...more

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