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Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

By Elle Cosimano
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Publisher Description

"Getting the job done" for one single mom takes on a whole new meaning in Finlay Donovan is Killing It.

A USA Today bestseller!
One of Suspense Magazine's "Best Thrillers of 2021"
One of New York Public Library's Best Books of 2021
Nominated for the Left Coast Crime 2022 Lefty Award for the Best Humorous Mystery

“Finlay Donovan is irresistible!”—Janet Evanovich

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.

649 Reviews

Red Angry Face“I thought it was funny but the plot line was way too confusing. ⭐️⭐️⭐️”
Likable charactersEasy to readFunny writingOriginal writing
Slightly Smiling Face“Ohhhh I enjoyed this! And it’s another book that showed me that women are the superior sex. We support womens wrongs in this household.”
Morally ambiguous
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I absolutely loved this!!!! I love the duo between Finlay and Vero. They’re the best support for each other. This was so funny and relatable, and loved how things kept escalating! I like how it tied together at the end and I can’t wait to read the second book!”
Colorful personalitiesRelatable charactersEasy to readWitty banter
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Enjoyed the book! Loved that she just kept “falling” into these situations. Definitely going to read the next book!”
Believable charactersAddictive
Slightly Smiling Face“It kept me interested & guessing but not a five star because I felt like it was all too cleanly wrapped up at the end”
Likable charactersMorally ambiguousEasy to readAddictiveFast-pacedTwisty

About Elle Cosimano

Elle Cosimano is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, an International Thriller Award winner, and an Edgar Award nominee. Elle’s debut novel for adults, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It, kicked off a witty, fast-paced contemporary mystery series, which was a People magazine pick and was named one of New York Public Library's Best Books of 2021. The third book in the series, Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun, was an instant New York Times bestseller. In addition to writing novels for teens and adults, her essays have appeared in HuffPost and Time. Cosimano lives with her husband and two sons in Virginia.

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