Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead


“Finlay Donovan is—once again—struggling to finish her next novel and keep her head above water as a single mother of two. On the bright side, she has her live-in nanny and confidant Vero to rely on, and the only dead body she’s dealt with lately is that of her daughter’s pet goldfish.

On the not-so-bright side, someone out there wants her ex-husband, Steven, out of the picture. Permanently. Whatever else Steven may be, he’s a good father, but saving him will send her down a rabbit hole of soccer moms disguised as hit-women, and a little bit more involvement with the Russian mob than she’d like.

Meanwhile, Vero’s keeping secrets, and Detective Nick Anthony seems determined to get back into her life. He may be a hot cop, but Finlay’s first priority is preventing her family from sleeping with the fishes… and if that means bending a few laws then so be it.

With her next book’s deadline looming and an ex-husband to keep alive, Finlay is quickly coming to the end of her rope. She can only hope there isn’t a noose at the end of it.”


Thank you, Minotaur Books, for the gifted copy of Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead!

Genre: Fiction
Trope: Mystery
Pub Date: 2.1.2022
Star Rating: ☆☆☆☆.5

“Because I’m not the luckiest person in the world, and I know better than to assume the dead don’t come back to haunt you.”

Last year, I picked up Finlay Donovan’s Killing It and ended up obsessed with Finlay Donovan, Vero, and the absolute mess that they constantly found themselves. When I saw the author was writing a second book to the series (the first one ends in a cliffhanger, btw), I thought to myself, “can Elle Cosimano do it again? Can she make me laugh hysterically keep me hooked and entertained? Will the shenanigans be as good?”

Friends, I am here to tell you that she did, and they were.

I LOVED the second installment in the Finlay-Donovan-gets-herself-into-a-heap-of-trouble series. Vero and Finlay were back and better than ever. Adding even more to the story was Finlay finding herself in a bit of a love triangle while trying to figure out who wants to murder her good-for-nothing ex-husband.

And yes, before you ask, you must read the first book before reading the second. You will miss all of the back stories.

⏭ Seamless transition between the first book & second
👯‍♀️ Supportive female friendship
🤣 Laugh-out-loud situations
🕵🏽‍♀️ Light, mysterious & funny

I can’t wait to see where book three takes Finlay and Vero.

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