Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano | Minotaur Books {Book Review}

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano


Book Summary:

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 moments, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from award-winning author Elle Cosimano.

Publication Date:

February 2nd, 2021


Mystery/Contemporary Fiction

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My Review:

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Do you know that feeling when a book comes into your life at the exact right moment in time? Finlay Donovan Is Killing It was that book for me last week. After months of waiting and hoping everything would go smoothly for Inauguration Day 2021, I felt like I could finally breathe a big sigh of relief. I was ready for a fun and engrossing read that would make me want to curl up on the couch and read away the weekend…and not feel like I had to refresh the news on my phone every few minutes.

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Elle Cosimano has written YA novels for years, but Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is her first novel geared towards adults. It’s part contemporary fiction/romance and part mystery/suspense and was just an incredibly fun reading ride. It’s a little out there, and that is exactly what I loved about it.

We meet the main character Finlay, a 30-something author and mom of two who feels like her life is in shambles and is not sure how to dig her way out. She’s a bit naive and a bit of a mess which made her all the more likable and kept me rooting for her along the way. I loved how things came together while simultaneously falling apart. Life is like that…as something gets figured out, other things come undone.

This isn’t an intense thriller and it’s not a super-serious character-driven novel, but if you are looking for a captivating read that makes you laugh and keeps you guessing, this is for you! I loved the aspects of female friendships so much and was a highlight of this book for me. I enjoyed how each relationship and character added something unique to the storyline and the twists and turns kept me guessing until the very end.

If you are looking for a fun weekend read I highly suggest Finlay Donovan Is Killing It and I can’t to see what author Elle Cosimano comes out with next!

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