Finlay Donovan Knocks ’em Dead|Review

Finlay Donovan Knocks ’em Dead – Publishing 2022

“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…” – Goodreads

THOUGHTS

Thank you to Netgalley and Minotaur for the gifted advanced copies of this book! Finlay was a fave read from 2021, and this sequel was very highly anticipated!

I will admit that this one started pretty slow for me. While I can enjoy the antics of Vero and Finlay, a lot felt like a repeat of the first book for the first half. It did really pick up for me as it went on, and it definitely set itself up for a third book, which I will absolutely read. Don’t come at me, bookstagram, I still enjoyed it – just not quite as much as book one!

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