Thursday, May 16, 2024

Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

It’s murder being a hit-mom.

"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.

Audiobook, 9 hours, 59 minutes
Angela Dawe (Narrator)
Published February 2, 2021
 by Macmillan Audio
5/5 stars

This is a series that I have seen around and around, however it wasn’t until I saw the cover reveal for book 5 in the series that I finally decided to bite the bullet and grabbed the audio from CloudLibrary.

Captivated right from the very beginning, I mean how could one not be with that opening. It isn’t hard to connect with Finlay.  The reader of this audio did a great job reading about this stressed-out single mom with financial difficulties, writers block, and an ex-husband and his fiancé ready to take custody of her two kids.

It’s like one thing after another when she is thrown in the middle of murder mayhem. Donning her detective cap she sits out to solve a murder, write a book and try to keep her sanity.

Finlay Donovan Is Killing is such a great title, reflecting the story perfectly.  It's the story of single motherhood, misunderstandings and it is just plain funny with witty banter and an original plot, which was a refreshing change.

I can’t wait to read what she’s up to next and that cliffhanger sure has me wanting to begin it ASAP.

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