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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