Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: the most hilarious murder-mystery heroine of all time! (The Finlay Donovan Series Book 1)

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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: the most hilarious murder-mystery heroine of all time! (The Finlay Donovan Series Book 1)

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It: the most hilarious murder-mystery heroine of all time! (The Finlay Donovan Series Book 1)

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Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano’s witty, fast-paced adult mystery series follows struggling suspense novelist and single mom turned-amateur-sleuth Finlay Donovan, whose fiction begins to tread dangerously close to the truth. When a woman sitting at a nearby booth sees some of these remnants of her morning on display in her diaper bag and overhears their book plot discussion about murder, she draws the wrong conclusion and invites the unwitting Finlay to help take care of her pesky husband problem - permanently. This one begins when a conversation is overheard in Panera Bread, by a woman at a nearby table, Patricia Mickler, who mistakes Finlay for an Assassin. Thank you so much to the publisher, Minotaur Books, for providing me with a copy to read and review. It felt like a lot crammed into the plot, like one twist was happening after the other, and that it was trying to distract the reader from other things.

As funny as this book was, it also managed to be a clever mystery without ever feeling overwrought and also kept me guessing throughout, although the beauty of this book is the thrill of the ride. trigger + content warnings: mention of cheating in past, blood, abusive relationships, drugging attempt, mention of stalking, mention of sexual assault + rape, mention of taking photos without consent, mention of blackmail, very brief mention of trafficking, maybe a very brief mention of cancer ("the big c"), hurt/abandoned dog. We’re introduced a fresh, lovely character: A struggling, broke, drowning in debt, single mom, suspense novelist Finlay Donovan. Granted, I didn’t stop reading it, so it wasn’t absolutely terrible in my mind, but I can see how other people would enjoy. I do have to say, despite Vero's tendency to push Finlay to do things she shouldn't do, I wouldn't mind her coming into my life and organizing everything.My son flashed me a syrupy grin from his high chair as I used the damp rag to mop the sticky spot from my slacks. All of the secondary characters were a joy to read, and Finlay's kids definitely helped provide extra comic relief at different points as well. He uses duck glue,” Delia insisted, following me around the kitchen as I scraped the breakfast scraps into the trash and dumped the plates in the sink along with my sanity.

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. 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? Though she’s tempted by the money—and curious about the potential victims—she never actually commits any of the murders herself. Elle Cosimano has certainly solidified herself as a master of comedic crime fiction, and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

How does Finlay’s relationship to her motherhood (and especially single-motherhood) play out throughout the novel? There were a few little things I had predicted but it definitely did not take away from my enjoyment level at all. With that little bombshell of an ending, I can only hope our wait for the next book isn't too tortuously long.

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