May’s Book

Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

Happy May!! I am so excited to share this month’s book with you. It is fun and funny and just a little bit of a different pick for us!

This month we are reading Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano. It is a such a unique book that manages to be both a mystery and a fun rom-com type of romp! I loved it so much and knew we had to read it together. I hope you love it as much as I do!

Ashley Brooke

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Quick Summary

Finlay Donovan is a single mom whose ex-husband just fired her nanny and whose four year old just gave herself a haircut. So when the the frazzled writer meets her agent at Panera to discuss her latest book, she’s not looking to become a hit woman. But an eavesdropping wife hearing the plot of Finlay’s next novel thinks she may have found the answer to her problems. When Finlay unknowingly accepts the job she gets caught up in a real life murder investigation. And real-life crime is a little more complicated than the fictional variety.

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About The Author

Elle’s debut thriller NEARLY GONE was a 2015 Edgar Award Finalist, winner of the ITW 2015 International Thriller Award for Best Young Adult Novel, and was awarded the 2015 Mathical Book Award recognizing mathematics in children’s literature. Her novel HOLDING SMOKE was a finalist for the Bram Stoker Award and the International Thriller Award. Her novels have appeared on several statewide school and library reading lists.

Elle grew up in the Washington, DC suburbs, the daughter of a maximum security prison warden and an elementary school teacher. A failed student of the hard sciences, she discovered her true calling in social and behavioral studies while majoring in psychology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. Fifteen years later, Elle set aside a successful real-estate career to pursue writing.

In 2019, after living in Mexico for six years, Elle settled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Central Virginia with her husband, her sons, and her dog.

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From The Editors

Why we chose it

From the editor

Y’all this book is the Spring book we
If you are in the mood for a mystery that will keep you on your toes and having you laughing, this book is for you! One of my favorite reads of the year. Could not put it down!!

Ashley Brooke

A writer mixed up in a murder for hire scheme?! SIGN ME UP! Thrillers and mysteries have always been some of my favorite books and this one is such a funny, quirky twist on the genre. The perfect ABBC type of mystery”“you’ll love it!


You Lucky Dog was one of those gems I came across at the library and I’m so glad I LooThis book is so FUN! Absolutely hilarious and endlessly entertaining, this book will keep you hooked. Such a great pick that is a little out of the box for us!


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