Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: the most hilarious murder-mystery heroine of all time! (The Finlay Donovan Series Book 1)
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I really enjoyed the start of this book and it had me hooked to find out what happened next - mainly because I felt a connection with Finlay, the main character. You never want to be the asshole that leaves a message promising to kill someone for being late, only to find out they’ve already been murdered. Finlay has a lunch meeting at Panera with her literary agent, Sylvia to discuss her newest book and she needs to arrive on time.
I disconnected, dialed my ex, and jammed the phone back under my ear as I washed all hope for salvaging the day from my hands.
Getting the job done" for one single mom takes on a whole new meaning in Finlay Donovan is Killing It. Cosimano never takes her foot off the gas… We loved this book’s perfect combination of over-the-top excitement and laugh-out-loud humor… Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is a screwball comedy for the modern age and a fun murder mystery rolled into one. At one point I was howling with laughter, causing my husband to come over and ask if I was all right.
You know that scene at the beginning of The Lion King where Rafiki walks out to the edge of Pride Rock and hoists baby Simba in the air to be presented to all the animals of the Pride Lands? And a detective leading the “missing person” case with an instant attraction; will he figure out what she’s done? A fun and madcap ride from beginning to end ― CultureFly --This text refers to the paperback edition. Deftly balancing genre conventions with sly, tongue-in-cheek comments on motherhood and femininity, Cosimano crafts a deliciously twisted tale that will earn her a slew of adult fans.Her ex husband has hired an attorney to get full custody of their children and if Finlay doesn't get something to her agent immediately, she's going to have to pay back her advance, which was spent long ago. Martin's Press for sending me an ARC of Finlay Donovan Is Killing It in exchange for an honest review. If she doesn't deliver a new book, her suspense writing dream is over and she will lose her kids for sure.
With that little bombshell of an ending, I can only hope our wait for the next book isn't too tortuously long. Finlay’s love for her children shines through even in the midst of chaos, making her a truly relatable and lovable character. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Edgar-nominated author Elle Cosimano’s adult debut has everything I love—a plucky protagonist, perfect plot twists and Panera! How would your feelings about Finlay have changed if she had killed Harris Mickler or Andrei Borovkov?If you’re a fan of Janet Evanovich or enjoy a good laugh-out-loud mystery, then this book is a must-read. Finlay catches the attention of two very different potential romantic partners: Detective Nick Anthony and bartender/law student Julian Baker.
Fresh, fast-paced, and darkly fun with a deeply flawed but compulsively likeable heroine, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is a madcap thriller that will keep you flipping pages long past your bedtime! Finlay Donovan is killing it, is the FIRST in a new comedy-mystery series, about a Single Mom and struggling Suspense Novelist, whose Fiction MAY or MAY NOT BE, inspired by events in her own life. The way she brings each scene to life had me fully immersed in Finlay’s world, eagerly awaiting the next twist and turn.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 with. I opened my mouth to swear at her in at least five languages I hadn’t learned yet when the house phone rang. Making matters worse, on the morning of a very important meeting with her agent, to discuss her barely existent new novel, Finlay discovers her ex-hubby has also fired their nanny. Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is a hilarious, ultra-modern Cozy Mystery that will leave you simultaneously on the edge-of-your-seat and clutching your sides with laughter.