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Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun
Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun | Elle Cosimano
From USA Today bestseller and Edgar Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gunthe hilarious and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series. Dating. Diapers. And dodging bullets. Who said single moms can't have fun? Finlay Donovan has been in messes beforeafter all, she's an author and single mom who's a pro at getting out bloodstains for rather unexpected reasonsbut none quite like this. After she and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they may have "borrowed" in the process of saving the life of Finlay's ex-husband, the Russian mob got her out of debt. But now Finlay owes them Still running the show from behind bars, mob boss Feliks has a task for Finlay: find a contract killer before the cops do. Problem is, the killer might be an officer. Luckily, hot cop Nick has started up a citizen's police academy, and combined pressure from Finlay's looming book deadline and Feliks is enough to convince Finlay and Vero to get involved. Through firearm training and forensic classes (and some hands-on research with the tempting detective), Finlay and Vero have the perfect cover-up to sleuth out the real criminal and free themselves from the mob's clutchesall the while dodging spies, confronting Vero's past, and juggling the daily trials of parenthood.
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Arvena
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Fun and entertaining, snarky and wild'n'crazy 😆

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AmyK1
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I just love this series. It‘s a bit far fetched and ridiculous but great fun. Looking forward to the next one!

As usual, Terra is not impressed with my attempts to include her in the picture 😂 🐶

dabbe Dat face! Dose paws! #cutenessoverload 💚🐾💚 6d
ShelleyBooksie Terra ♡♡♡♡ 6d
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Dragon
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The latest in this cozy mystery series is a continuation of the previous novel - not many new characters in this one and it is obviously setting the reader up for the next book - cliffhanger ending. Finlay and her kid‘s nanny are a fun team who can not seem to stay out of trouble. A fun light series 💚🐉

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OriginalCyn620
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Love this series! It‘s pure, over-the-top fun! The characters are great (I especially love Vero) and the relationships have built up and grown over the course of the series.

#bookspinbingo
#marvellousmarch
#pop23 - book where the MCs name is in the title
#booked2023 - any part of a trilogy

Cinfhen I‘m also slightly OBSESSED with this series!! It‘s my #GuiltyPleasure 💚 2w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I can‘t wait to read the last 2! 2w
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2w
Andrew65 Excellent 👏👏👏 2w
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Garabrandtreviews

'"We did not murder anyone!" She said, pointing at Ike. "That man died at the hands of God. Or maybe gravity. Definitely too many trips through the late night Wendy's drive through. But whatever the reason, it was his own damn fault!"'
*I love Vero probably more than I should*

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OriginalCyn620
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#wondrouswednesday

1. fall
I don‘t snack while reading
pink
roses, daisies, orchids
NYC, the beach, England
coffee, Diet Coke, margarita
Candy Crush

2. Tagged…loving it so far!

Eggs Thanks for playing 🌹 2w
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LadyCait84
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Was this the series‘ most outlandish premise yet? Possibly. Was it the installment I‘ve enjoyed the most? Absolutely.

My affection for the core cast of characters only continues to grow; I love Finlay, I worship Vero, and I may even be coming around on the hot cop love interest.

KathyWheeler I really enjoy these books and got the last two as soon as they came out. They make me smile. I love Vero! 2w
OriginalCyn620 I‘m reading this right now. Such a fun series! 2w
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Hooked_on_books
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I just love this series! Great premise, terrific characters, and each book builds the relationships between the characters in a satisfying way. And we have a cliffhanger ending, arg! I had a ton of fun with this and can‘t wait for the next installment.

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julesG
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Enjoyed this, but it's my least favourite of the three books in the series. It has #MiddleBookSyndrome, builds up the stage for book 4, but nothing much new happens. And just when you think Finlay manages to take a step forward in the right direction the ending makes you wonder whether she's just stepped back two steps.

I agree w/ some other reviews: it's time to wrap this up.

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65
#MarvellousMarch

TheSpineView Great job! 2w
Andrew65 Well done on competing it 👏👏👏 2w
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julesG
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"I dug my mittens from the pockets of my coat and drew them on, wishing I had been prepared with something more Temperance Brennan and less Bernie Sanders."

Of course I had just taken a sip of coffee when that line came up.

#MarvellousMarch
#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65

Andrew65 Great quote. 3w
tpixie Great photos for great quote 💗😂💗 3w
JamieArc 😂😂 3w
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Hooked_on_books I almost snorted when I read this line, too! I‘m loving this one! 2w
TheSpineView 👍🤩😊 2w
bthegood 😂 😂 2w
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julesG
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Today's listening experience.

Third book in the series.

#SeriesLove2023 @TheSpineView @Andrew65
#MarvellousMarch

TheSpineView Great! 💚🎧 3w
Andrew65 Hope you enjoy it. 3w
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kimmypete1
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This series is so much fun! Great for an escape from the real world.

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alecia3dixie
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Mehso-so

I don't think anything in this series will top the first book. I still enjoyed the ride of this book, especially because I love the characters. But for how many things these characters have gotten into, how are they still making so many mistakes?? Also there is something that finally happens in this book and I shouted for joy! But at the end it threatened to go back again. One step froward.. 2 steps back.. Getting a little annoying. 3/5

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BookishGirl06
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I love this series.

marleed Me too! 4w
janeycanuck Same! (But I think I tore through this one so fast, I missed a few things because I don‘t think I followed the ending 😅) 4w
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Jenken1998
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Book 3 in this hysterical LOL series. Finlay and her BFF, Vero, try to keep themselves out of trouble but only seem to find more. Be prepared to suspend belief at times for this duo who finds trouble Lucy and Ethyl or Laverne and Shirley style. 4 🌟

Hooked_on_books I have this one on hold and can‘t wait for it to come in! These books are so much fun! 1mo
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ICantImReading
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I was disappointed with this! It‘s my least favorite of the series. I still enjoyed the characters, but there wasn‘t enough of a new storyline - it felt like things out from the first two books were being drawn out. 🎧

KathyWheeler I agree with you. I enjoyed it well enough but it wasn‘t my favorite. 1mo
ICantImReading @KathyWheeler Yes, it was fun enough, but I had hoped for more (especially after enjoying the first two a lot!) I hope your next read is a great one! 😊 1mo
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janeycanuck
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Penny was very suspicious of this book appearing near where she likes to have her snoozes…

Honestly, I‘m not sure I followed 100% of this one but it was funny and sets up a 4th well enough that I‘m already searching for a pub date.

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KathyWheeler
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While I still enjoyed it, this third entry in the Finlay Donovan series is my least favorite. Things get a little darker here than in the others. I did love the opening though — I had a child like that, so it made me laugh. #audiowalk

Suet624 Flowers/buds on the trees!!! ❤️❤️ 1mo
KathyWheeler @Suet624 Yeah. Usually when it happens this time of year, there‘s a big freeze later and they all die. I don‘t know if that will happen this year though. 1mo
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Nessavamusic
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Another fun installment in the Finlay Donovan series. This is pure silliness as Finlay and her best friend/nanny/accountant fall into accidental crime and chaos. If you are looking for a funny silly cozy mystery series with a small touch of romance, I definitely recommend. 4⭐️
#bookspinbingo - 1st bingo!
#NoShameReadathon2023 - screwball mystery

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 1mo
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AudiobookingWithLeah
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Light Pick since it is a fun story.
3½⭐
I don‘t know exactly what it was about this that‘s not really working for me with this third book in the series. Maybe the hijinks are getting out of hand or the OTT moments are just too over the top. Or maybe, and I‘m leaning heavily towards this one, there are too many characters to keep track of now and I can‘t always remember who they are. I‘m not hating it, I‘m just ready for things to wrap up already.

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KathyWheeler
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Sometimes I‘m in the mood for something more thoughtful and contemplative, like On Looking; other times, I just want something fun. Today I wanted fun, so I downloaded the new Finlay Donovan book and listened to it on my walk. There‘s a lot blooming out there right now. #audiowalk

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Lovesbooks87
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Spending some time outside to get away from the COVID germs. Listening to the new Finlay book and doing some word finds.

Cupcake12 Love doing word searches with my girls! 1mo
Lovesbooks87 @Cupcake12 that‘s great! It is my favorite thing to do when I listen to audiobooks! 1mo
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TorieStorieS
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The third installment in the Finlay Donovan series is another fun and exciting read that I didn‘t want to put down! With writer‘s block and loose ends still to tie up from their last predicament, Finlay and her best friend/nanny/parter-in-covering-up-crimes, Vero, need cash again a way out from the mob‘s thumb. Hot detective Nick plays a bigger role here, hilarious scenes & a cliffhanger of an ending has me anxious for book #4! I love this series!

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Mpcacher
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I didn't love this, the third book in the series, but I liked it enough to recommend it, with the caveat that you need to read the books in order to really follow all the zany predicaments that Finlay and Vero (her friend and nanny) find themselves in. The plot is complicated, but the author's ability to create humour amongst contract killers, mob bosses, cops, a sleazy ex-husband and the antics of a two year old make it worth it. 3.5/5 stars.

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JoyBlue
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The third installment of the Finlay Donovan mystery series is just what the doctor ordered for both my surgery recovery and to treat a generally weary soul. Read my full review here: https://debbybrauer.org/#finlay-donovan-jumps-the-gun-finlay-...

Publication is expected January 31.

#NetGalley #MacmillanAudio #FinlayDonovanJumpstheGun

marleed I‘m so excited for this one! 2mo
JoyBlue @marleed I hope you'll like it! 💙 (edited) 2mo
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kyraleseberg
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I absolutely ADORE this book series and am loving the tagged upcoming third installment!
Unrelated to books, I've been busy in the bakery with these hibiscus shortbread cookies. The glaze is a simple mix of hibiscus tea and powdered sugar but the unexpected color makes it fun.

mcctrish I love this series too and these cookies look amazing 2mo
Suet624 Yum! 2mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 2mo
Reggie Looks sooooo good! 2mo
kyraleseberg @mcctrish @Suet624 @Chrissyreadit @Reggie Thank you all! They're a big hit in our house and customers really seem to love them too! 2mo
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Twainy
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The best of December 2022 … it was so difficult to even choose 16 let alone … 9 of 32.

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Twainy
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🎧 FUN like the last 2 books!

Finlay & Vero sign up for Citizens police academy 😆 in an effort to cure writers block & under pressure to investigate for Feliks. Hilarious antics & the problems of single motherhood. Characters from the last 2 books return to throw wrenches into the mix. I can‘t wait for a 4th book!

I highly recommend this book if you enjoyed the last two. Madcap good time!! Nick returns as Fin‘s interest, yesss!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved the first one!! 3mo
Twainy @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks all 3 are of a similar voice & style. I enjoyed all 3 so far. Vero is hilarious. 😁 3mo
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akfreeborn
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Third installment in this series which ended as if we should‘ve expect more. I like the characters and premise of an author getting caught up with bad people but this one felt a little more forced than the first two - the set up really dragged this time. So a pick for me but less so than other two.

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suvata
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Finlay Donovan is no stranger to unintended criminal mishaps. She and her partner-in-crime accidentally borrow and destroy a expensive luxury car in an attempt to save her ex-husband life. Leaving her indebted to the Russian mob and her only hope to come out of this alive will involve her budding romance with a hot cop who has no idea how much criminal trouble Finlay has accumulated. I really enjoy this series (this being the 3rd installment).

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Alfoster
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I‘d never read this series and feel like I shouldn‘t have started with this one as it seemed like I should know more of the characters! But it‘s funny, fast-paced, and action-packed so if you‘re a fan, you‘ll love this one!
#NetGalley Out 1/31/23

KathyWheeler You should definitely read the others. The first one tells you how she got into this line of work. I love these books. 4mo
Alfoster @KathyWheeler Thanks! I realized (too late) I should have started at the beginning! Good call!👊 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved the first one 📚 4mo
kspenmoll Yes read the others! 4mo
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