Finlay Donovan Is Killing It by Elle Cosimano | Publisher: St. Martin’s Press | Genre: Mystery-Thriller; Dark Comedy | Find it on: Goodreads
Finlay Donovan is a hot mess. Her ex-husband is getting remarried and suing for custody. Her bills haven’t been paid in months. Her book–the one she’s already spent the advance for–is going nowhere. So when a woman in Panera confuses the murder mystery author for someone willing to do wet work for pay, Finlay finds herself at a bizarre–but well-paying–crossroads. And it just might be interesting enough for a new book.
When you’re reading a book at 3am because your toddler is convinced the sun won’t come up unless you’re next to him, watching him sleep, and the first line in that book is “It’s a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight-thirty am on any given morning” you know you’ve found a fictional kindred spirit.
I loved everything about this book. From the outlandish plot to the oafish villains to the hot mess mom turned reluctant hit-woman with her nanny sidekick.
This is a darkly comedic mystery that you’ll love if you were a fan of Netflix’s Dead to Me.
I just hope there’s going to be a sequel.
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*Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for the review copy!*