Thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review. 🙂
Elle Cosimano’s Finlay Donovan is a mother and an author who is struggling with deadlines, an ex-husband (and his awful fiance) and more debt than she can possibly pay off. While at the local Panera with her editor discussing the plot of her current book, a woman at the next table mistakes Finlay for a hit-woman. Easy mistake to fix, right? Wrong. What follows is a wild ride from start to finish as Finlay attempts to deal with this new mistaken identity, her family, and her stack of unpaid bills.
I loved this book. I was hooked from the very beginning and Finlay is such a likable character. All I wanted was for everything to work out for her! Finlay and Vero–her babysitter turned live-in best friend–as accidental “hit-women” are the dream duo I never knew I needed. The friendship that evolved between the two of them and the support they have for each other was one of my favorite aspects of this story. While there were many stressful moments (um, how could there not be?) there were so many sweet and funny moments as well. I think the struggles that Finlay faces not only as a struggling mom with a crappy ex-husband, but also a woman trying to chart a new path for herself will be relatable to many.
Also, of course I won’t give anything away…but that ending! Honestly, if this is a standalone, it works. However, I really hope it’s not. I highly recommend this one if you love mysteries and strong, determined women!