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Well that was fun! Again feeling like the last person to read a much hyped book and happy to say that it lives up to that hype and some. This book was funny, it was clever and I loved it.
Finlay was such a disaster of a character - a single mum to 2 small children, struggling after her divorce. She is a writer of crime novel who is very much behind on her deadlines. When she is mistaken for a hired assassin the hilarity begins. The more she tries to get out of it, the bigger a hole she digs for herself. She can't deny that the money is good, really good but murder? How does she get out of this? A string of bad decisions and wrong place and the wrong time situations have her trying to stay out of sight from the police. But it is also too good a story to pass up for her next novel.
Thank you to everyone who convinced me to read this one, and Debbie for giving me her copy it to read. Really looking forward to book 2 next year, especially after how this one ended!
Minor author and divorced mother of two, Finlay Donovan is struggling to pay the bills, maintain custody of her kids, and write her next novel. Through mishap and misunderstanding, Finlay is thrust into the role of amateur assassin while juggling Russian mobsters, her ex-husband, and the police - lucky she has a good babysitter! I took a punt on this first-in-a-series and liked it a lot. Finlay isn’t quite as funny or klutzy as Stephanie Plum, but it was fun. I admired her sass and resourcefulness and I honestly couldn’t tell how this was going work out until it did. And while there wasn’t a cliffhanger, the ending left me wanting more. Audio narrator Angela Dawe really grew on me - she did a great job.
I was going to give this 4 stars. It’s a great read - not great enough for 5 stars but still great. But then the ending came and that was worth another star. Will there be a sequel? I want to know what happens... the only bit of this book I didn’t enjoy was that I was torn between the TWO love interests. Julian and Nick. They were both lovely and I found it difficult that she had to choose between them
What a great book this is. I loved the characters, and the twists and turns of the plot. It had me on the edge of my seat, with the final twist at the end leaving me wanting more. I hope there's a second book on the way?
What a fun, entertaining, refreshing read. So compelling to read and such a farcical murder crime thriller. I read a lot of dark thriller so being on the lighter side was a pleasure and a wonderful palate cleanser. tough to mark between 4 and 5 stars but that was for the predictably but for a light-hearted bingeable book I couldn't hold it against it! Fabulous
I really enjoyed the start of this book and it had me hooked to find out what happened next - mainly because I felt a connection with Finlay, the main character. However, the story gets sillier and sillier and towards the end (I won't ruin it), it was just ridiculous. It's a good beach read, but nothing groundbreaking.
Loved this one! So different, but hilarious. The situations she finds herself in had me in creases and that cliffhanger left me needing more. Heard its going to be turned into a Netflix series and can't wait!
A really absorbing and enjoyable read, good amount of humour and a good crime to unravel. Believable and sympathetic characters in an unusual situation. A good book to get lost in for a while. Hoping it has been set up for a sequel.