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Thursday, May 11, 2023

Book: Finlay Donovan is Killing It

 Book: Finley Donovan Is Killing It

Author: Elle Cosimano

Pages: 384

This is my 40th read for the year

This is the story of Finlay Donovan.  A struggling novelist who has recently gone through a divorce after she discovered her husband was cheating on her with their real estate agent.  Now she and her two kids are trying to figure out how to make ends meet so that her ex-husband doesn't try to get full custody.  While meeting with her editor to discuss her next book, a woman at a nearby table mistakes book talk with real life crime and asks  Finlay to kill her husband for her.  This sends Finlay and her family on a path she never expected to be on -one that includes a real life murder investigation.

This was an okay book.  I listened to it to pass the time doing yard work, and it was fine for this task.  Finlay, well, she is no Jessica Fletcher.  She makes really terrible decisions to the point of frustration.  Although maybe I am trying to give this story too much credit. Maybe Finlay is more like how any of us would be if we were suddenly asked to commit a crime.  We would probably do just as terribly.  It is a light mystery.  A cute story, which, honestly - I don't always love cute.  They are always just okay for me.  

A quick beach read that will pass the time?  Yes.  Good literature?  No

Stars: 3

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