Finlay Donovan is Killing It Book Club Kit

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Finlay Donovan is Killing It by Elle Cosimano is the official May 2024 pick for the Peanut Blossom Book Club for Recovering Readers.

The book Finlay Donovan is Killing It is on the table.

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, I love to pick book club books for May that feature a mom as a main character.

When I read Finlay Donovan’s story I knew this just had to be our 2024 pick.

Mom’s will do just about anything for their kids . . . including murder?? Maybe!

I hope you enjoy this fun twist on the motherhood theme for the month.

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    What is Finlay Donovan About?

    “Finlay Donovan is killing it . . . except, she’s really not. She’s a stressed-out single-mom of two and struggling novelist, Finlay’s life is in chaos: the new book she promised her literary agent isn’t written, her ex-husband fired the nanny without telling her, and this morning she had to send her four-year-old to school with hair duct-taped to her head after an incident with scissors.

    When Finlay is overheard discussing the plot of her new suspense novel with her agent over lunch, she’s mistaken for a contract killer, and inadvertently accepts an offer to dispose of a problem husband in order to make ends meet . . . Soon, Finlay discovers that crime in real life is a lot more difficult than its fictional counterpart, as she becomes tangled in a real-life murder investigation.”

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    The book Finlay Donovan is Killing It is on the table.

    Genre:
    Women Sleuths
    Humorous Fiction

    Pages: 368

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    Finlay Donovan is Killing It Discussion Questions

    I believe the best book club questions to spark a lively discussion in your group help readers make personal connections to the story.

    You can read about how to write the best book club questions on your own here, but hopefully these will get you started!

    Question 1:

    Do you enjoy crime/murder investigation stories? How does this one compare to others you’ve read? If it is your first time reading this genre, did you enjoy it enough to try another?

    Question 2:

    What would you have done if Patricia Mickler dropped her note into your purse??

    Question 3:

    Vero becomes Finlay’s “partner in crime” and is there for her through thick and thin. Who would you call on when it comes time to “bury the bodies”?

    Question 4:

    Does being a mother change Finlay’s choices throughout the novel? How would this story have been different if she didn’t have kids?

    Question 5:

    If you had your pick of Julian vs. Nick, which of these romantic interests would you choose?

    Question 6:

    The novel ends on a shocking note. Would you read Book 2 in the series?

    Book Club Party Menu

    I think it is so fun to plan your book club dinner menu or dessert list based on the theme of the book.

    There are a few book club dinner-friendly dishes mentioned throughout the story, here are a few I’d choose if I were hosting the party:

    Make Ahead Mac and Cheese
    The fateful lunch that opens the novel features Patricia Mickler passing Finlay a note that will change her life. Patricia is eating mac and cheese when she misunderstands the conversation happening between Finlay and her agent at the next table. Follow up this dinner with cheesecake for dessert — the same order Finlay takes home with her.
    GET THE RECIPE
    A baked mac and cheese casserole with bread crumbs on top is in a blue baking dish with a spoon.
    Make Ahead Sausage Lasagna
    An easy make-ahead sausage lasagna just like Finlay bakes towards the end of the book. Unfortunately, she burns hers and ends up ordering take-out pizza to be served with a bottle of champagne. So you can serve a do-over lasagna or just do a pizza delivery, but don't forget the bottle of bubbly.
    GET THE RECIPE
    Make Ahead Sausage Lasagna
    OREO Cream Pie
    Oreos are mentioned several times throughout the book as a favorite of Finlay. Treat your book club friends to this easy no bake Oreo cream pie for dessert.
    GET THE RECIPE
    OREO Cream Pie
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