“Fifty thousand dollars…”
Finlay Donovan is a recently-divorced writer whose life is falling apart. Bills are piling up, her ex-husband is engaged to a successful real estate broker, and her latest book was a total flop. She is desperately in need of a big break when a woman listening to her conversation with her editor mistakes her description of her next book as a description of her next “job” as a contract killer.
Elle Cosimano’s novel, “Finlay Donovan is Killing It” is one part romance novel, and another part crime-mystery. The book is an entertaining read with lots of mysterious twists and turns. The novel features mainstays of “divorced life” including overstepping personal boundaries, petty fights over belongings, and nonsensical bickering of two people who are no longer together but want to continue the painful arguments. It also features a sassy six-year-old without a filter who repeats everything her parents complain to her behind closed doors.
Overall, this book was good, not great. It was a nice escape. There were some fun and engaging elements that kept your interest throughout.