Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano

"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance
"Mystery" Genre card with dark woods and light in the distance

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Well, it’s another great addition to the Finlay Donovan story! In this story, Finlay is trying to stop a hit on her husband. She has to juggle her parent’s, her cop-sister, her cop love interest, her lawyer love interest, her book agent, oh yeah…and the mob. It’s an awful lot for her, but she’s a kick-ass heroine, and she can do it!

I loved seeing Finlay and Vero back in action together. There are crazy mishaps that land them in tight spots. I laughed, and then gripped my book with a bit of worry at times. It was a great mixture of emotional storytelling, and I loved it!

There’s always something magical about a first book in a series, and then I worry if the second book will live up to the very high expectations the first on set. In this case, it was a success. Book two is just as entertaining as book 1…and sets up book 3 nicely!!

I highly recommend this one, but ya gotta read book 1 first, because it was awesome too!

Where to Find This Book:

Amazon ~ Goodreads

Read my review of Finlay Donovan is Killing It (Book 1)!

Finlay Donovan is—once again—struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she’s dealt with lately is that of her daughter’s pet goldfish.

On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture. Permanently. Whatever else Steven may be, he’s a good father, but saving him will send her down a rabbit hole of soccer moms disguised as hit-women, and a little bit more involvement with the Russian mob than she’d like.

Meanwhile, Vero’s keeping secrets, and Detective Nick Anthony seems determined to get back into her life. He may be a hot cop, but Finlay’s first priority is preventing her family from sleeping with the fishes… and if that means bending a few laws then so be it.

With her next book’s deadline looming and an ex-husband to keep alive, Finlay is quickly coming to the end of her rope. She can only hope there isn’t a noose at the end of it…

Just the Facts:

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano
Genre: Mystery
Publisher: Minotaur
Pub Date: February 1, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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