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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.

One of "The Most Anticipated Books of Winter 2021" —Parade
One of "The Most Anticipated Debuts of 2021" —Bustle
One of "The Most Anticipated Mysteries and Thrillers of 2021" —Goodreads
One of "The Most Anticipated Crime Books of 2021" —Crimereads

“Funny and smart, twisty and surprising.”—Megan Miranda

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.

Mysteries & Thrillers
February 2
St. Martin's Publishing Group

Customer Reviews

Claire Kincaid ,

So much fun.

The storyline kept twisting & turning; I was never able to predict the next step. I loved the mix of underworld characters & husband snatching & custody fight & meeting deadlines & romance& detective work with who a regular girl gets mixed up. Lots of fun to read.

MrsIvanCheng ,

Really fun page turner!!!

Kept me coming back for more! Loved the character development and twists and turns. Quick and fun read!

Marla Bradeen ,


FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT is a delightful read. Loved the story, the characters, and the humor. Cosimano is a true talent.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book.

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