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.

Memorable quotes:

“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.”