Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun

Minotaur: St. Martin’s. (Finlay Donovan, Bk. 3). Jan. 2023. 303p. ISBN 9781250846037. $26.99. M
Single mom and romance-suspense novelist Finlay Donovan is back, accompanied by her nanny and assistant, Vero, in another adventure that picks up where Finlay Donovan Knocks ’Em Dead left off. Finlay discovers that Vero owes a hefty amount of money to a loan shark in New Jersey, who sends a hit man to take care of the situation. At the same time, Finlay is directed by Russian mobster Feliks Zhirov to discover the identity of EasyClean, a poster on a message board run by Feliks. Feliks tells Finlay he’ll take care of the hit man from New Jersey if she can provide the identity of EasyClean. Suspecting that EasyClean may be a cop, Finlay and Vero attend a civilian police training camp to dig up clues while a romance strikes up again between Finlay and Nick Anthony, the cop running the camp.
VERDICT The plot moves fast, with lots of action and moments where readers will wonder how a situation will end. This book is the third in a series and relies a lot on the events of previous books. Readers who love fast-paced, action-packed mysteries should pick this up.
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