Another hilarious book the fantastic Laura Barnard.
Sadie had a bumpy upbringing but she’s still managed to drag herself out and carve a career for herself. That all comes crashing down when she, along with the women she manages; Mags, Lexi & Steph, get made redundant. She’s screwed. In hindsight she shouldn’t have attacked her colleague in a moment of rage. There goes the reference.
When they all bump into each other a few months later at the job centre Sadie finds she’s not the only one in a hole. Steph’s boyfriend has left her holding the baby, Lexi’s stuck in an abusive relationship and poor Mags has breast cancer. They’re all struggling to keep on top of their bills. They all need money to get out of their situations, its as simple as that.
Mags mentions that some women find marijuana helps ease the sickness caused by chemo. With the desperation mounting and the coffee spurring them on they somehow decide to start growing it. They’re only going to sell to ladies going through chemo, so its not too bad, right? They’re not going to be proper drug dealers. And its only temporary.
They didn’t bet on the business taking off so well though. Before they know it they’ve got orders coming out of their ears, a sexy detective on their trail, suspicious neighbours and drug dealers angry they’re working on their patch.
Can Sadie pull them out of this dangerous world they’ve found themselves in? And can she do it before they end up in prison?
REVIEW OF DOPEY WOMEN BY KAREN
I was given this for my honest review.
This is really a great read. If you want humour, loyalty, fantastic characters and a story that you can believe then this is THE book to read.
There is Sadie she has been a manager over Mags, Steph and Lexi and they have built up a good work friendship but when they get made redundant they go they separate ways. After a few months they bump into each at the job centre, each of them struggling to find work so they all go for a coffee and catch up.
This is where the story gets hilarious and you can't help but laugh out loud as the story takes you on a journey.
It's great writing to be able to take you into the story and you feel with the characters about where they lives have taken them. It's what they do to get out of their dilemma and their past life what makes this believable.
I don't like to do spoilers but will say this is a brilliant book and definitely worth reading, I have enjoyed reading so much and I'm sure you will too.