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Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead

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Finlay is so fun!  She reminds me of Sue Grafton's Kinsey Milhoane in the Alphabet Murder series.  At times, the plot can be a bit over the top, but the book is so enjoyable that it just doesn't matter.  I will continue reading the Finlay series!  I would recommend reading the books in order, just for character development.
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This book was everything I wanted it to be. It had me turned pages without even realizing. It was so good!
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Just as in most grossing mysteries Finley Donovan once again manages to hold her interest throughout the book. I love the first one and this book was just as good. I love the characters in the mystery kept me on my toes throughout the book. I’m anxiously awaiting the next in the series.
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Finlay Donovan is back again and I loved every piece of this book!  Finlay and Vero are the perfect dynamic duo. 

I loved the plot in this one, I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. 😬 The ending wasn't cookie cutter, and I liked that.  I can't wait to read the third one.

Thank you NetGalley for my ecopy!
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This book was a lot of fun! I really enjoyed the first book, and with that ending of the first, well, I needed to see how the hit on her ex-husband would play out, and boy was it a blast to read! I loved watching Finlay continue to have some pretty fantastic and hilarious adventures!

Honestly I was a little apprehensive going into this book, after all, Finlay just kept getting deeper and deeper into the situation in the first book, and I was pretty sure going in that something similar would happen in this book. And given that it was a sequel with probably more books to come, well, there was a chance that she wouldn't fully get out again. So I really enjoyed how that all played out! 

While all the investigation was going on, there were also happenings in her personal life, with Julian and Nick, developments that further complicated everything. There was also Vera and her secrets-we now know she has them, and that they're at least partially about money, and I can't wait to find out more, because Finlay and Vera are family!  

The first case was basically dropped in her lap and wasn't personal until it connected to her ex-husband's new girlfriend. This time, off the bat, it was personal because it was Steven whose life was on the line, so that was great to read about how she was dealing with that! So many twists and turns! And that ending was another lead off for the next book's case, I need to know what's going to happen next! 

This was such a great read, and now I can't wait for book 3!
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Finlay Donovan is one of my favorite series. I was so excited to read the sequel and delve into the topsy turvy world that Finlay has built for herself once again. I simply could not put this book down -- and it makes me even more excited for what the third book has in store. It is a dream of mine to have Elle Cosimano on our podcast and I wish her the best with the third book in the series!
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I've read two of these titles now and they always start off strong and then I lose interest in the middle before it grabs me again when I start to learn how the whole things unravelled.
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Thanks to NetGalley I thoroughly enjoyed this book.  Finlay is a single mother of two and a writer.  She and her friend/Nanny, Vero, are trying to solve a crime involving her ex-husband's business.  It is a delightful read as it has many surprises in the solving of the crime.  However it has a real human side as Finlay copes with juggling motherhood and a job.  Not your typical who done it but a fun read.
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This is a really fun book! It's a perfect book to recommend to friends - a little bit of mystery, romance, and funny! It's a great sequel to the first one. I love a good mystery but can't read scary mysteries before bed so this combination is perfect! I recommend this whole series
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Ugh, I love these books so much. They’re so fun and everything I didn’t know I needed. Love Finlay and can’t wait for the next installment!
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The 2nd in this series is just as good as the first. Finley is totally loveable, probably because nothing ever goes quite the way she planned....
This is definitely light on the mystery/crime fiction with a little rom-com thrown in. I would recommend mostly to my mom friends for some fun reading.
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From my blog: Always With a Book

This is the second book in Elle Cosimano’s Finlay Donovan series and much like the first book, I really enjoyed this one. I meant to read this when it first came out, but life had other plans…it happens!

This book is just as fast-paced and funny as the first and I really am kicking myself for waiting so long to pick it up. I just adore Finlay – she really has a way of inserting herself into quite some interesting situations and you just can’t help but laugh. And I love the banter between her and Vero – she is the perfect person to have by your side, that someone that is willing to do anything to help you out of a jam, ANYTHING!

This book keeps you on your toes as to what is going to happen next. The twists are expertly placed and there is just enough comedy and even a little romance to keep everyone satisfied. Some of the situations might be a little over the top, but this is just pure entertainment and the perfect book to escape in and I loved it all the more for that. And that ending once again leaves us with a great set-up for the next book…and I am going to promise myself not to wait six months to read!
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This was a really fun one!! My expectations were set pretty high because of the first book but I think overall this was a great sequel and I enjoyed catching up with Finlay and Vero’s crazy adventures! Thank you to NetGalley for the advanced copy of this book in exchange for my honest review!
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I thoroughly enjoyed Finlay Donovan is Killing it and I believe I enjoyed this sequel even more? In this (mis)adventure, Finlay and Vero once again fall hilariously into a situation they never though they'd be in and this time, it revolves around Finlay's ex-husband. I though the dialog was much funnier than the first novel and while it was a bit repetitive at times, it held my interest throughout and I read it fairly quickly. I'm eager for the third book!
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Another amazing Finlay mystery! All u know is, there better be a third. Her quirky misadventures and relatable talent for getting into trouble make this serious a must read for me.
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I really enjoyed reading this book. I got tickled in the book and hubby was wondering what I was laughing at! I would definitely recommend this book!
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And yet again the sequel I was here for the ridiculous situation she's gotten herself into and how she's going to get herself out of it. I loved this adventure I went on and so ready for the next book.
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This one was a slower start for me than the first, but it didn't take long to grab my interest. 

Mystery with a dash of romance and comedy, count me in! I'm obsessed with Finlay and Vero. They are a great team and always keep me entertained. 

I can't wait to see what Cosimano brings us next. Hoping for a third book! 🤞🏻
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Finlay Donovan is back in another delightful mystery which she works to solve with her usual earnestness overcoming all sorts of interesting situations.  This one picks up where the last one left off - someone has put out a "hit" on her ex-husband and it is a wild race to figure out who and try to save him.  There are a large number of possible suspects including the Russian Mafia. Vero is back and it appears that she has some secrets as is the "hot cop." Filled with humor and suspense this is a great read.
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I really wanted to love this. I was so invested in the first book and loved the idea but with the series continuation I think the plot line and the adventures became a little unrealistic. I lost a bit of interest with this one unfortunately.
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