Author and single mom Finlay Donovan has been in messes before―after all, she’s a pro at removing bloodstains for various unexpected reasons―but none quite like this. When Finlay and her nanny/partner-in-crime Vero accidentally destroyed a luxury car that they had “borrowed” in the process of saving the life of Finlay’s ex-husband, the Russian mob did her a favor and bought the car for her. And now Finlay owes them.

Mob boss Feliks is still running the show from behind bars, and he has a task for Finlay: find and identify a contract killer before the cops do. The problem is, the killer might be an officer themself.

Luckily, hot cop Nick has just been tasked with starting 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 a tempting detective), Finlay and Vero use their time in police academy to sleuth out the real contract killer to free themselves from the mob’s clutches―all the while dodging spies, confronting Vero’s past, and juggling the daily trials of parenthood.

From USA Today bestseller and Edgar-Award nominee Elle Cosimano, comes Finlay Donovan Jumps the Gun—the highly anticipated, hilarious, and heart-pounding next installment in the beloved Finlay Donovan series…

Audiobook Review

5 stars

That series continues to delight me!

I flew through that audiobook and even listened to it in bed instead of reading a physical book!

Angela Dawes makes an amazing job of bringing to life that story and making Finlay, Vero, Nick’, Deliah s voices and plenty others

What truly makes these books irresistible is the hilarious and wild tandem between Finlay and her nanny/accountant Vero! These two together are both a hot mess and a force to be reckoned with!

In this third instalment, we pick off where we left after book two with Finlay indebted to Feliks. Even behind bars, the Russian mob boss is pulling the strings and asks Finlay to find Easy Clean, the contract killer.

On a hunch, Finlay realizes that Easy Clean must be a cop and pushed by Vero, decides to join the citizen police’s academy for one week.

You’d think that being at a police academy would keep our boisterous duo on the straight and narrow but that’s forgetting kismet! Trouble has a way to always find Finley and Vero! Finding Easy Clean will have them stealing police cars, handcuffing a cop and leaving him in pink bra and thong and many other irresistibly funny events!

A lot is happening all the time and there is never a dull moment in the book.

I am always swinging between incredulity at the unthinkable bad luck attaching itself to the due and extreme delight because our heroines take everything in stride, improvising with gusto!

They are like cats, always landing on their feet even when everything seems hopeless!

Aside action, suspense, intrigue and amazing banter, we also have hot cops and slow burn! The chemistry is undeniable and the wait for dessert is … steamy!

I loved the cameos with the kids and Zach potty training too.

In fact, I loved everything and I need the fourth book already!

If you fancy a hilarious mystery featuring a divorced mom and her feminist, hot headed sidekick, go for this series and do you a favor: choose the audiobook!

Thanks for reading!


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  1. Ok, I have to listen to this audio now — I’ve read a few reviews about how good and funny this series is and yours was the cherry on top LOL!