Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice, a review by Sherry

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Finlay Donovan Rolls the Dice
Elle Cosimano

320 pages/ 9 hours 5 minutes
Minotaur Books/Macmillan Audio
published March 5, 2024

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Genres: Mystery & Detective, Women Sleuths

I am not saying the books are the same, but this series reminds me how I felt when I first read the Stephanie Plum series.  I was new to audiobooks and they were just so easy to listen to and so entertaining.  Already on book 4, this series feels like a comfort read/listen for me.

I’m not sure how Finlay and Vero have such bad luck, but this time they head to Atlantic City to track down Vero’s boyfriend Javi.  Finlay’s Mom, ex-husband and two children tag along for the trip. They work to stay a step ahead of Finlay’s cop boyfriend and the bad guys.

Filled with humor as the pair wrestle with dead bodies, a dog named Kevin Bacon and try to stay alive and out of jail. I waffled between chuckling and shaking my head.

In addition to the antics I really like Finlay and Vero. I root for their poor decision making to turn out OK.  And Nick, Finlay’s cop boyfriend, a little bit of a dream but I have to wonder how good of a cop he is to miss what is right in front of him.

Is this the most plausible storyline? Probably not to most people. But does the entertainment factor outweigh the lack of plausibility?  Definitely.  It’s a fun caper that I enjoyed from start to finish.

Angela Dawe is a great choice of narrator. She brings a fresh energy to the narration and takes the story up a notch for me. While I like the story, I think being surrounded by the book makes me like it even more.

If you’d just like to take a break from life and escape, this book is a great choice to make that happen.






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