Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead by Elle Cosimano is the second book in the wickedly funny Finlay Donovan mystery series.
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead
Donovan is up to her old tricks in this one. She’s still scrambling to finish her novel. Still dealing with her ex-husband. Still trying to deny she’s a hitman. Er, woman.
But when Steven’s name drops in her lap as the next target, she can’t help but take action.
The Dreaded Second Book
Second books are tricky little devils. If your first book is a success, there is so much pressure on the author to deliver another great read. And I mean PRESSURE.
Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead astounded me. We got Finlay, Vero, Julian, and Steven back again in a completely new and refreshing way. Cosimano did not rely on old habits that worked in the first book. She took these characters and relationships and moved them forward.
We saw more of Vero and her backstory, and the relationship between Finlay and Steven was deliciously muddied and tightened. It was everything we loved about the first book but taken to the next level.
If you haven’t read the first Finlay novel, Finlay has gotten herself into a serious case of mistaken identity. Folks seem to think she’s a killer for hire. Specifically she gets herself tangled up with the Russian mob.
Once you’re tangled up with the mob, that should be it. But it’s not. Finlay’s precarious existence on the periphery of organized crime teeters on the brink of absolute disaster. The plot was never stale, and yet Finlay always stayed true to character no matter the outrageous obstacles she faced.
Cosimano kills it at humor. These mystery books are fresh and funny, and right now, we could all use a good laugh.
I love the Finlay Donovan books by Elle Cosimano. I truly do. They are funny, fast reads at their best, and they are absolute treasures. Be sure to check out Finlay today. Just don’t ask her to kill anyone for you.