Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead Review

Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead By: Elle Cosimano

I won this audiobook as a giveaway from Macmillan Audio.

Good Reads Synopsis:

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…

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.


I really enjoy this book and gave it 4 stars. I will say you have to read the first book before you read this one. There is a lot of reference that is from book 1 that you won’t understand what is what happening in this book if you haven’t read book 1.

This starts off within a month of where book one left off. It is a sad beginning because they are having a funeral for their goldfish, Christopher.

Finlay is again stuck in her writing for her second book and keeps putting off her agent until the last minute. It is hard to say to describe what happens in this book because I don’t want to give too much away for this book and the first one.

She has a live in Nanny now who helps with her two young children. She is dealing with her jerk of an ex-husband and her romantic life or lack of one.

She finds herself back involved in the chat room which got her into trouble in the first and is now getting her into trouble again. This time she trying to protect her ex and her children when they are with him. For more information you really need to read these books.

This is a different kind of cozy mystery series and I think you will enjoy them.

Published by debbierpayne

Mother of six and Grandmother of 7. I enjoy reading, sewing, cooking, and crocheting. I am an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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