Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead


Finlay Donovan is coming back & this time someone has a hit out on her ex-husband. & just like in Finlay Donovan is Killing it, hilarity ensues!


If you read the first book in the series, you’ll know that you have to go in expecting these books to be over the top, because they are. But just like the first book, book 2 is such a fun read. Is it deep? No. Is it a super quick read perfect for when you need a laugh? Totally!

In the second Finlay Donovan installment, it’s been a month since she was mistaken for a hit women and she is once again behind on her writing deadline. She also just found out that someone has a hit out on her ex-husband. He might be the worst person but Finlay doesn’t want to see harm come to him, for her kids sake. Finlay sets out to uncover who might want her ex-husband dead and figure out a way to stop it from happening!

Just like in the first book most of the situations she gets herself into are completely unrealistic but that’s what makes this series fun. Involving some nice twists and the Russian mob, the plot was fairly solid. I loved that we got to know Vero more, and between the pair of them, they kept me laughing.

My only negative feedback and it’s not really negative, is that the first book was just such a surprise & Finlay really did just stumble into a murder & a mess. This time around I felt she caused a-lot of her own problems, which made me roll my eyes a bit.

Even though I didn’t rate it as high as book 1, Finlay Donovoan Knocks ‘Em Dead is fun book with a surprising twist at the end! If you need something fast paced read, I highly recommend getting a copy as soon as it comes out. And in the mean time pick up the first book in the series if you haven’t already.


Finlay Donovan Knocks ‘Em Dead comes out February 1, 2022. Huge thank you to Minotaur Books for my copy in exchange for my honest review.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my Instagram @speakingof_books.

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