Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano is a fast-paced, fun cross between Veronica Mars and Liane Moriarty. This first book in a new mystery series will appeal to more than just lovers of mystery.
Donovan is a newly-divorced single mother, who also happens to be a suspense author on her last chance to fulfill her publishing contract. When a real-life encounter with a suspicious man, who ends up dead, leads to a last-ditch book idea, Donovan’s life takes a crazy turn. Everyone she knows gets involved, including her new snarky best friend, her ex-husband, her detective sister and two men, who seem to have just as much interest in her as in the case.
Donovan is an endearing main character and the secondary cast of characters surrounding her add a lot of entertainment value. The mystery propels the story and characters forward, and readers will be glad to know the second book was already released in February 2022.
Raela Schoenherr is an editor at Minnesota publishing company. Read more on Twitter @raelaschoenherr.