“Finlay Donovan Is Killing It”

Published Feb 2021 by Minotaur Books

My review:

I had been seeing this book going around on IG and I knew I had to find out what it was all about. It was so fun!!
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Finlay is a hot mess. Really – divorced and a struggling writer – Finlay can barely keep her life together. As it is, Finlay’s daughter Delia cuts some of her hair off and Finlay attaches it back to Delia’s head with duct tape 😂 per her daughter’s instructions.
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While telling her agent her sob story of being behind with deadlines, a mysterious note falls into Finlay’s bag. Someone wants to hire her to kill someone. But she writes suspense novels, she doesn’t actually know how to do it.
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What happens since is a comedic mystery of how does Finlay get out of this mess. I couldn’t stop reading-listening and the audiobook is 👌🏼
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Finlay is a strong character even though life around her is hectic. She’s pizza and sweats and learns trying to be other people while in disguise just complicates things. She’s a good person who tries to do the right thing when it’s so complicated and twisted.
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I can’t wait to see another book will be coming out because that epilogue left a huge cliffhanger! And I can’t wait to hang out more with Finlay and Vero. Oh and as I was listening to this book, it made me think of Netflix’s “Dead To Me” show which has similarities to them. Single women who happen to find a dead body and then has to figure out what to do with it.
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This did contain language. Small mention of closed door romance there’s barely a door.

Description:

Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

Fast-paced, deliciously witty, and wholeheartedly authentic in depicting the frustrations and triumphs of motherhood in all its messiness, hilarity, and heartfelt moment, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.

By Leslie_G

I love books and anything bookish!

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