by Elle Cosimano
Publication Date February 1, 2022
Published by St. Martin's Publishing Group
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Genres: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
From Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead—the hilarious and heart-pounding follow-up to Finlay Donovan is Killing It.
"A funny and smart, twisty and surprising series."—Megan Miranda
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 hit-women disguised as soccer moms, 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...
Four and a half Stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭒
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano is the second book in her very popular Finlay Donovan series but can be read as a stand-alone. I was anxiously awaiting this installment as I enjoyed her first book in this series very much, and this second book did not disappoint!
Finlay Donovan is a struggling novelist and single mother of two small children. When she finds out someone is trying to kill her ex-husband, Steve, she immediately works to find out who is trying to kill him. Although he is a thorn in her side almost all the time, she doesn’t want the father of her children dead. Working with her live-in friend/nanny/housekeeper, Vero they race the clock to find out who wants Steve dead.
This cozy mystery is hilarious. I loved this book as much as the first book in the series and was delighted to be back with Finlay, Vero, and all the other characters. I enjoyed the mystery as it kept me guessing until the very end. The book is fast-paced as Finlay and Vero work together to figure out who is trying to kill Steven.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a fun cozy mystery. I received a complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.
Have you read this book? Do you want to? Please comment below!
I’ve been curious about the book after seeing it here and there. This sounds like a fun book.
i’ve seen this one all over instagram! i’m glad you enjoyed it, it sounds like an excellent read!
Thank you, Chelsea!
This series does sound great fun. So glad you finally got to read this instalment and enjoyed it
Thank you, Mallika! It’s such a fun series
I keep seeing this everywhere.it sounds fun cozy mystery. Great review!
Thank you, Yesha. It’s so fun, and also a bit more intense than the usual cozy mystery
Fabulous review Wendy! Glad you enjoyed this one too! So much fun! 🤩💞📚
Thank you Kaceey!
I haven’t read a cozy in so long but this sounds so fun! Did you ever read any of Julie Mulhern’s Country Club mysteries? Those are fun as well although this series sounds like it might be a little funnier.
I have not read that series. I don’t read many mysteries, but this series is so popular, I had to try it and now I’m hooked.
It sounds like a great read. I love that the characters carry over from the first book! Have a great weekend!
Thank you Cindy, you too!
I still need to read the first one! How am I always so far behind? ;D
LOL, I feel the same way sometimes, Lark!
I requested this book a few days ago, but it is probably too close to the deadline. It sounds like a fun book and series. Nice review.
I hope you get it!
The premise of this sounds really fun!
Thank you Stephanie!
I’ve heard good things about this series! I would like to give them a try eventually. Glad you enjoyed the sequel!
Thank you Joanna! It’s a fun series.
Lots of love for this book❤️❤️❤️. Excellent review, Wendy!
Thanks Tessa, this series is just so much fun!
Great review Wendy. I really enjoyed both books as well and hope we get to read more about Finlay and Vero. I would really like to learn more about Vero, a few hints in this book lead me to believe there is a lot to her we have yet to learn.
I agree, Vero is still pretty mysterious.
This does sound like a great read, I’m glad you enjoyed 💕
Thank you Jenny!