Mini-Reviews: Finlay Donovan is Killing it & Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano



I have seen many people talk about this book lately and I decided I needed to read it stat. I buddy read both of these with Destiny @ Howling Libraries, and we loved them so much!!

Finlay Donovan is basically a mess. She’s recently divorced (cheating jerk) and has two kids. She’s disorganized, running really behind on writing her book, and way behind on her bills. She’s talking about her book details at a Panera and another woman overhears her. She then offers to pay Finlay a big chunk of money to kill her husband for her. Finlay decides to check out some things, innocently. Things turn for the worse and she finds herself in a lot of trouble- the middle of a murder!

Finlay was an amazing character because she felt like a “real” mom. She’s kind of a mess and things are chaotic, not to mention she has two kids. It really is the most accurate description I’ve read in a while to describe a mom that’s struggling. Her wit was hilarious, and I really enjoyed her banter with Vera. Speaking of Vera, I loved her so much. She reminds me of a smarta$$ teenager and I love it. Sometimes, I’m not sure if she’s being real or actually joking.


This book starts where we left off in book one. I’m happy to report that it was just as funny as the first book, maybe even more.

One of the best things about this series is the friendship between Finlay and Vero. Very is hilarious but so is Finlay. They get along so well but in this book we kind of see their friendship go much deeper. Vero has some problems, which I figured out right away. I think that Finlay was just hoping to stay in the dark until she couldn’t. It was quite obvious. We still don’t really have Vero’s story in this book but I’m hoping it will come to light in the next book. The banter and wit these two have make for such an entertaining read.

There is a bit of a love triangle, still. I’m not much for those but I think that Cosimano handles it really well. Finlay is still trying to get her life together and she’s kind of at a crossroads in many aspects. What makes more sense than have to figure out the love part too. Of course, I totally think she needs to stick with one guy in particular, but I won’t say who!

This book is really fast paced! There’s so much action and so many different things going on that it makes it hard to put down. Before you know it, the book is over. It’s so much fun and it’s kind of over the top and no at all realistic. I think that’s what I love about it though. It’s just the perfect book to get away, try to get out of a rut, or even a good palate cleanser between heavy books.

I highly recommend this series!! They can get a little gross in the details and you wonder what the heck they are thinking, a lot. It’s just a great time though and the humor is top notch! I cannot wait for the next one!!

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