#BookBeginnings Finlay Donovan is Killing It

Let’s take a look at the riotous book Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano for Book Beginnings on Fridays.

Book Beginnings is a fun meme hosted by Rose City Reader blog. To participate, share the first sentence or so of a novel you are reading and your thoughts about it. When you are finished, add your URL to the Book Beginnings page linked above. Hope to see you there!

 

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Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano

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Blurb:   Finlay Donovan is a writer and single mom whose life has spun out of control. She has a looming contract for a novel, but instead of writing she has to figure out what happened to the nanny and how to get to a meeting with her agent on time. When someone mistakes her conversation about a crime in her novel with real life, things go hilariously down hill.

First Sentence:

It’s a widely known fact that most moms are ready to kill someone by eight thirty A.M. on any given morning.

Discussion:

Oh yes, this sets the tone for the book perfectly. Anyone who has ever been a mom will undoubtedly relate to the chaos of this first scene.

56

The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice. The premise is simple. Turn to page 56 in the book and pick a quote.

 

I held him steady as he plopped down on the floor in front of Zach’s car seat, apple juice and Goldfish cracker goo sticking to the backside of his expensive suit as I pushed him backward with promises of the good time waiting for him if he climbed inside and laid down on the floor like a good boy.

As you might guess from this quote, this novel is a lively walk on the wild side.

I really enjoyed the freshness of this book. I will warn you, however, that at times Cosimano pushes right up against the hard cliff of believability.  At certain points I struggled to suspend disbelief, but I never felt it was enough to drop me out of the book or make me quit reading. You may have a different line.

I didn’t write down who in the group previously recommended this, but thank you for the recommendation.

What do you think? Would you like to read this? Have you ever struggled to suspend disbelief in a novel?

8 Comments

  1. Laurel-Rain Snow

    I loved this book! It was a favorite for me last month.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    • Roberta

      It was really enjoyable. I hope to see more of her.

  2. Anne@HeadFullofBooks

    This sounds like a very fun book. I love books that swerve off in an area unexpectedly. My Friday quotes

  3. Breana M.

    I haven’t read Finlay Donovan is Killing It. It sounds like a great story. Thanks for mentioning it!

  4. Lauren @ Always Me

    That’s quite a snippet!

    Lauren @ Always Me

  5. Kathy Martin

    Personally, I think she tumbled over the “hard cliff of believability” and kept falling. It was an enjoyable story though. This week I’m spotlighting The Left-Handed Booksellers of London by Garth Nix. Happy reading!

  6. Literary Feline

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this one! I loved it. It was a bit unbelievable, but such a fun and wild ride. I hope you have a great weekend!

  7. Freda Mans-Labianca

    This is one I’d really like to read!! Happy weekend!

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