An Edgar nominee for best YA novel, Cosimano makes her adult debut with this off-the-wall series starter, which is part comedy of errors, part genuine thriller. Deftly balancing genre conventions with sly, tongue-in-cheek comments on motherhood and femininity, Cosimano crafts a deliciously twisted tale that will earn her a slew of adult fans.
The winners here are the readers, who will find themselves in a pleasant and humorous comic caper ... Cosimano has created a delightful supporting cast ... an easy, enjoyable and witty novel. It appears that sequels may be on the way, and I will be happy to see where Finlay and her friends turn up next.
A suburban Virginia divorcée struggles with that classic dilemma: What should she do when she’s offered a fat paycheck to kill a complete stranger? ... Suspenseful, funny, and even a tad mysterious. More, please.
This amusing series launch from YA author Cosimano, her adult debut, has a pleasingly absurd premise ... Finlay’s antics require a suspension of disbelief that some readers may find difficult to sustain, and others may be troubled by seeing issues such as date rape and revenge porn handled with such a light hand. But those willing to enter into the spirit of Finlay’s world should enjoy this romp from a skilled comic writer.