Look Out for Finlay Donovan – She’s Killing It!

It’s a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight thirty A.M. on any given morning. On the particular morning of Tuesday, October eighth, I was ready by seven forty-five.

Finlay Donovan is Killing It – Elle Cosimano

My Rating

Rating: 4 out of 5.

In Summary of Finlay Donovan is Killing It

Finlay Donovan is truly riding the struggle bus. She is a mom-of-two going through a divorce at the hands of her husband’s affair, and her writing career is not taking off. She needs all the help she can get just to get by. When she is mistaken for a hitman (*ahem*, hitwoman) and is tempted with a hefty check, she finds herself intertwined in a deadly crime.

Humorous! Quick-witted dialogueSome scenarios are too far-fetched
Fast read that keeps you on your toesUnrealistic thoughts and reactions from characters
Light twist on a murder mysteryFinlay’s role as a mother seems unbelievable

Fantasies where I let myself calculate how many economy-size packs of Huggies, Lean Cuisines, and baby wipes fifty thousand dollars could buy.

The Review

Need a quick read that will have you giggling?

Want a refreshing mother portrayal that makes you feel like you aren’t alone in your own hot mess of a life?

Finlay Donovan is Killing It will satisfy these cravings! 

This book hooked me right away with the quirky protagonist, ridiculous plot, and witty banter. It had me always wondering: How is Finlay going to keep herself out of trouble this time? 

I will admit, however, that it’s not perfect.  Some of the characters annoyed me, which made me unlikely to root for them. Vero – Finlay’s babysitter and sidekick – is one of these personalities. Sometimes even Finlay got on my nerves. I’m not a mother, but I’m pretty sure Finlay’s not helping her case to keep custody of her children with some of her impulsive decisions. 

However, the truth behind the murder is shocking and will surprise you. Same thing goes for the romantic interest she chooses in the end.

And oh my gosh… the ending. (If you are a last-line reader, don’t give in!)

Don’t let my earlier critiques deter you from reading this one, though. It is truly an enjoyable, relaxing murder mystery, and I believe this is purely the intent. It’s not supposed to be the most emotionally-riveting novel ever written, but rather serves as a great way to unwind and read a guilty-pleasure murder mystery.

So, grab a glass of wine and a copy of this book. Finlay may be your new best friend!

Finlay Donovan is Killing It Book Information

  • Published: 2021
  • Publisher: Minotaur Books
  • ISBN:  978-1250241702
  • Format: Paperback
  • Length: 355 pages

Learn About & Support the Author – Elle Cosimano


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