Accidents happen.


I mean, I’m not too proud to admit I’ve rear-ended someone stopped at a stop sign. Or tripped over my untied shoes. Or sneezed soda out of my nose. But Finlay Donovan takes it to a whole new level.


She accidentally becomes a contract killer.


This book is a series of crazy coincidences, accidental encounters, and downright hilarity. Let it never be said that the universe doesn’t send a girl a bone when she’s down on her luck. Not only does a little contract money keep Finlay’s life from completely imploding, but it sparks her creativity and her hum-drum writing career is suddenly taking off too. 


That she has a sassy sidekick (named Veronica, btw, I might need to start going by Vero), and the brains to actually pull off her new career “choice,” makes her a lead character you’re not likely to forget. I’m already itching to read book two in this series.


If you love a little laughter with your mystery, this book doesn’t disappoint.


Book Details

Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.

Fast-paced, deliciously witty, and wholeheartedly authentic in depicting the frustrations and triumphs of motherhood in all its messiness, hilarity, and heartfelt moment, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a brilliant new series from YA Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano.