9.22.2021

finished reading

Oh, this book is funny!  Who knew such dark subject matter could be a bumbling farce?  I cannot wait until the next book in the series!  I liked Finlay Donovan even if she is out of her element as a secret assassin.  The secondary characters were every bit as funny as Finlay--her sadsack ex-husband and his new fiance, her nanny/accomplice, her kids.  Ultimately--it's a novel about women helping women hidden in a humorous murder mystery.

From the publisher:
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.

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