FINLAY DONOVAN IS KILLING IT…except, she’s really not. 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. When Finlay’s overheard discussing the plot of her new 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…and she soon discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart.
I just finished this (not really, this review is old) and holy cow. This book was fantastic. Funny, witty, and charming. I absolutely adored the characters, although my favorite was Vero. She’s so spunky and I love it. I loved that Finlay felt like a real single mom. Her life wasn’t glamorous or fun, it was real, messy, and challenging.
I will think about this story for a long time. I felt so many emotions while reading and none of this felt fake. I could totally see a single mom ending up up in this scenario (maybe that would just be my family?). I’m impatiently waiting for my copy of the sequel from Libby.
“You can’t spend your whole life shut up in that house making up stories.”
“It is a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by 8:30am on any given morning.”