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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

de Elle Cosimano

Séries: Finlay Donovan (1)

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Fun light-as-air rom com/mystery. Its not high art, but I was happily turning pages and casting the movie the whole time. Looking forward to book 2. ( )
  Narshkite | May 9, 2021 |
Oh my gosh - the first chapter of Elle Cosiman's newest book, Finlay Donovan is Killing It, had me laughing out loud. And I kept laughing as the book progressed. Which is a little odd as its also a murder mystery!

Finlay's husband has left her, she's struggling to make ends meet as an author, her husband fired the childminder and her agent is demanding the book that Finlay's already been paid for. Here's the fun bit...while having lunch with said agent, their discussion about the plot is overheard - and misconstrued. Somehow, Finlay seems to have been mistakenly taken on a contract - to kill a 'problem husband.'

Trust me, it is funny. And much of that's down to the wonderful lead character Cosimano has created. Finlay is just so quirky and likeable! Her struggles are real and she's a hot mess a lot of the time. Totally relatable. Except for the contract killer part! A sidekick is a must. And in this case we have Vero, Finlay's childminder. She's clever and has a sardonic sense of humor. They make a great team.

Cosimano's plot inventive is clever and engaging. There's no down time in this book - action and bodies propel things along at a fast paced clip, Yes, some situations are improbable, but just go with it. What a wonderful, escapist lead this one was! Oops, there's a side of romance included too.

I did chose to listen to Finlay Donovan is Killing It. The reader was Angela Dawe - and she was the perfect choice. She has a very expressive voice and absolutely matched the mental image I had in mind for Finlay. She interprets Cosimano's work and brings it to life with reading, capturing the humor, action and more easily. She provides easily discerned voices for each character, both male and female - and child. Her speaking is clear and easy to understand. Her speaking speed is perfect.

And I'm happy to say, there's another Finlay Donovan in the works - Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead is due out in February 2022. Definitely on my must listen list! ( )
  Twink | May 6, 2021 |
Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: 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 after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense 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 . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

Fast-paced, deliciously witty, and wholeheartedly authentic in depicting the frustrations and triumphs of motherhood in all its messiness, hilarity, and heartfelt moment, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.
  1stFriday-McKinney | May 2, 2021 |
Loved this book! Fast-paced, witty, and clever. It was unbelievable but so well conceived that it could almost happen, and I couldn't stop reading. Finlay Donovan is a likable yet struggling novelist and stressed out mother of two young children, whose husband has just left her for a glamorous real estate agent.

The key word in this novel is "inadvertently." Through a series of misunderstood clues, Finlay is mistaken for a contract killer and inadvertently accepts an offer to "take care of" a thoroughly despicable husband. She needs the money, as does her babysitter/accomplice, yet neither would be desperate enough to actually commit murder. But inadvertently they find themselves having to dispose of a body. Finlay continues to inadvertently mislead various people into thinking she is someone else - from a contract killer, to her husband's mistress, to a health club member - as she tries to solve the murder and make sure she isn't accused of the crime she didn't commit.

Brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny in an "I Love Lucy" style, this is just the type of light and entertaining mystery we all need to read right now! ( )
  PhyllisReads | May 1, 2021 |
Crazzzy, silly, ridiculous and so much fun. I started the book thinking what an absurd premise but somewhere along the line I was hooked by the hysterical thinking and antics that were beyond the point of reason and sanity. Talk about pile on and pile up. The girl team is dynamic, totally off the charts and great. The man toys are hot and sexy and well, just yum. The gangsters, desperadoes and bad guys are evil incarnate. What was there not to like? ! ( )
  kimkimkim | Apr 4, 2021 |
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