Finlay Donovan Is Killing It

Elle Cosimano

fiction mystery
mysterious fast-paced

336 pages | first published 2021

Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano's adult debut, Finlay Donovan Is Killing It is the first in a witty, fast-paced mystery series, following struggling suspense novelist and single mom Finlay Donovan, whose fiction treads dangerously close to the truth as she becomes tangled in real-life murder investigations...

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Moods

funny 84%
mysterious 83%
adventurous 54%
lighthearted 37%
dark 18%
tense 18%
hopeful 5%
emotional 4%
challenging 1%
reflective 1%
relaxing 1%

Pace

fast 67%
medium 31%
slow 0%

Plot- or character-driven?

Plot: 56% | A mix: 41% | Character: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 61% | No: 18% | It's complicated: 17% | N/A: 2%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 76% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 8% | N/A: 0%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 70% | Yes: 16% | It's complicated: 9% | N/A: 2%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | No: 13% | It's complicated: 12%

Average rating

4.17