This is a fun, entertaining mystery/romance that I thoroughly enjoyed.
Finlay is a young mother of two getting divorced from her cheating husband. She’s a struggling mystery/romance author who has writer’s block and is in danger of having to return her meager book advance. She’s in debt up to her eyeballs, her husband is fighting her for custody and she can’t catch a break. A last minute change of plans has her meeting her book agent in a Panera restaurant sitting amongst a lunchtime throng. As she discusses the latest plot of her murder mystery, she senses the woman at the table next to her listening in and eyeing her.
The lady, thinking Finlay is a contract killer, asks Finlay to kill her husband for $50,000. Finlay tries to convince the woman that things aren’t as they seem, but the woman won’t be deterred. Curious, Finlay spies on the woman’s husband and finds out he’s a total creep and steps in to protect his next unsuspecting victim. When the husband turns up dead, Finlay’s world spins out of control.
It’s hard to review this book without spoilers, so I’m not going to try. The book is well written and the story just flows. The characters are fully developed and jump off the page. Finlay is a hot mess, but she’s a funny, smart, hot mess and was fun to cheer on. Her nanny Vero is slick, smart, snarky and loads of fun to read. The plot is fast-paced and interesting. I haven’t read this author before, but I will definitely read her future books. This is one of those rare books that you just want to read from start to finish in one sitting. It’s a great combination of mystery/romance/humor and I highly recommend you read this book.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.