Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Rating: 5 out of 5.

This book is amazing! I was absolutely sucked into the story. The writing is wonderful, and the characters are just perfect! If you are a fan of the Stephanie Plum series, this one is right for you!!

Finlay is a divorced mom of two and working-to-make-ends-meet author. Her unpayable bills are piling up on her doorstep, and her ex-husband is threatening to sue for full custody of her children. After a meeting with her agent at a local Panera, Finlay finds a note from a neighboring diner offering her a lot of money to get rid of the lady’s husband. Finlay, an author, not a hitman, has no intention of doing anything with this, except call the number the lady left and explain that there was a misunderstanding. One thing leads to another, and Finlay ends up in the middle of a murder mystery.

I was absolutely invested in this story. It was fabulous! I loved Finlay and Vero. They are a great team together and their banter together was both hilarious and endearing. The two of them are going to make a great pair in this series, and I can’t wait to see what other trouble they can get into!

The plot was a ton of fun, and I didn’t know where the story was going to take me, but after every turn in the road, I was utterly entranced. This is a lighthearted murder mystery with a heroine who is just trying to do the right thing but keeps getting in deeper and deeper over her head.

Overall, I absolutely adored this book. It was a fast-paced, quick read that kept me thoroughly entertained. I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book!

To Read or Not To Read:

I would recommend Finlay Donovan Is Killing It to readers that enjoy a light murder mystery with lovable characters.

Where to Find This Book:

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano is available at these sites.

Amazon ~ Goodreads



“Getting the job done” for one single mom takes on a whole new meaning in Finlay Donovan is Killing It, a deliciously witty adult debut―the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.

FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT . . . except, she’s really not. 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.

When Finlay’s overheard discussing the plot of her new 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 . . . and she soon discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart.

Just the Facts:

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano
Genre: Mystery
Page Count: 368
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pub Date: February 2, 2021


I was provided an advanced reader’s copy of this book for free. I am leaving my review voluntarily..

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