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Knock Off (A Finley Anderson Tanner Mystery #1)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  1,177 Ratings  ·  84 Reviews
Hold on for a rollicking, wickedly fun new mystery series from USA Today bestselling author Rhonda Pollero. Shopping, murder and romance all in one book? What a steal!

Meet Finley Anderson Tanner. FAT to her enemies. A West Palm Beach paralegal who hates the gym, still rents her condo, and loves two-hour lunches with her friends. But what really gets Finley hot is hunting d
Hardcover, 279 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Kensington (first published 2007)
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May 21, 2014 LJ rated it liked it
Shelves: mystery
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Sherri Hunter
Jun 15, 2011 Sherri Hunter rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: cozy-mystery
An important thing you need to know about me when it comes to reading is I don’t read very fast and am not like some of my book buddies out there (you know who you are) that read hundreds of books a year. The next thing you need to know about me is I read this book in 2 DAYS!!! I could not put this book down, literally. You’re probably saying “you’re kidding.” I kid you not. Everywhere I went, I had this book with me reading, watching television, making dinner, sitting on the toilet…this was not ...more
Sep 29, 2008 Shana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Mystery, Mayhem, Manolo Blahnik. Warning: if you are anti-girly-girl, walk away now. Quick read. Quick witted. Thoroughly enjoyed the fashionista humor and appreciation for caffeine, carats, and clothing throughout. The main character and her sidekicks are fairly engaging. Could have done without the main character's (Finley) apathy towards her love interest - what woman whines about a boyfriend that spoils her, doesn't smother her, is great in bed, and never forgets a birthday?!?! The author sh ...more
This is a tongue-in-cheek standard girlie mystery/murder. But with a southern twist and confessed coffee fanatic. We meet Finley Tanner, estate paralegal who gets dragged into an unusual case for a friend of her boss. The recent widow is certain her late husband was murdered, not in a car accident. Finley takes the case with chagrin, but the more she delves into it, the more she wonders if the widow is right.

My Thoughts
This is a quick read, and made me brew a cup of coffee on a couple of
The first Finley Anderson Tanner mystery. Finley is a paralegal who doesn't take her job seriously until she's assigned to figure out whether one of her law firms's client's husband was murdered. Suddenly she finds something she's actually interested in working at, but of course there's danger and an attractive private investigator to distract her.

This is the first book but the last one I've read (of 3 so far in the series) and the writing has gotten exponentially better. The conclusion to this
Sondra Caserio
Apr 07, 2008 Sondra Caserio rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kimmy
Shelves: mystery-novel
The main character of this novel is a woman who is responsible when it comes to her job as a paralegal but completely irrisponsible when it comes to buying the latest and greates in designer clothes and handbags. How could you not love a gal like that?
The main plot of this book certainly keeps you guessing and the sexual tension that builds between her and her private eye keeps you guessing as well. The end of the book just leaves you in expectation of the next installment.
I have NO patience!
Apr 03, 2008 Laura rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: any young female
Recommended to Laura by: Walmart... lol
I liked this book. There were a few times I actually laughed out loud and one time I actually got scared from the suspense. This is the first book I actually think I've finished that wasn't mandatory to read. It was a good starter book for me to get into reading. Light and fun. I, however, did not like the way it ended. I wanted a little more romance from it, but there is a next book, so I hope to see some in there.
Oct 18, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
Odelia Gray meets Pepper Martin!

Finley Anderson Tanner comes to life in this awesome first novel. She is a character that most women can relate to... At times she is insecure, about how she looks or in her love life. She has made mistakes, like racking-up an immense pile of debt or going to the house of a probable murderer alone. Who can honestly say that they are always confident about themselves or that they never make mistakes?
Tina Axell
Apr 22, 2013 Tina Axell rated it it was amazing
I chose this book because I love chick lit mysteries and it had a cover promotion from Janet Evanovich. I love Finley. Great characters and great writing. I'm very glad there are several more books in the series; I'm hooked!!!
Jul 16, 2008 Brenda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: people that love Janet Evanovich
This is the 1st of a new series. Finley Anderson Tanner *FAT* is a quirky Stephanie Plum-like kind of girl. There were parts that made me laugh out loud, but I wasn't loving the ending - hopefully the next will have a better ending.
Apr 24, 2010 Karla rated it it was amazing
I just read these books and i loved them, very funny!! I couldn't put them down... these are must reads :-)
Nancy Robson
Jul 19, 2012 Nancy Robson rated it really liked it
In the style of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum series, I enjoyed this book. I've already downloaded the next one.
Traci Hall
Jun 30, 2009 Traci Hall rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Finley Anderson Tanner is a riot - we all know someone like her, or we wish we knew her, or we are her, lol. Great job, Rhonda!
May 21, 2012 Connie rated it really liked it
Very Janet Evonovich however Finley (unlike Stephanie) seems to grow with expereience. Some of the snarky comments had me doing spit takes especially when she talks about her mother.
Laurie Cornwell
Feb 16, 2010 Laurie Cornwell rated it really liked it
Good book overall, just wish it had more of an ending. I do plan to read the other books in the series.
Dec 29, 2012 Jenny rated it it was amazing
A funny, feisty whodunnit, with a twist you don't see coming!
Apr 24, 2009 Libbey rated it liked it
Perfect beach read - there's fashion, love (interests), and a bit of mystery.
Jun 07, 2010 Maria rated it really liked it
cute, easy read
Apr 22, 2009 Bara rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
series 1 of fun and quirky murder mysteries
Jul 26, 2011 Tammy rated it it was amazing
So funny. Realistic dialogue. Can't wait to get my hands on the next one in the series.
A chick with spark. A witty fast read but the lack of action on the romantic side bothered me.
Kayla Peterson
Jan 05, 2017 Kayla Peterson rated it it was ok
I didn't find this book particularly captivating. It was an easy read, but the anticipation was taken away by minute details about Finley's shopping habits or side thoughts about Liam. While it might have added character, it was too overbearing to the actual plot of the story.
Linda Wagner
If you enjoy the fluffy murder mystery series, this is a good one.
I don't really like Finley Tanner, so I can't really LIKE a mystery with her as its heroine. I find her character is just, um, repugnant. I guess she and I don't share much of the same world view, and apparently, that matters when reading a fluffy book like "Knock Off". I don't care about her BCBGirls peep toe sandals. I don't care about her perfect pilot boyfriend and whether or not he's "the ONE". I don't care about what lingerie she decides to wear or whether or not she wins her eBay auction ...more
The Peon
Jan 12, 2014 The Peon rated it really liked it
I finished the entire series of Finley Anderson Tanner books by Rhonda Pollero. This series was a VERY VERY simple read. It was a combination of Chick-Lit and Mystery…but mostly Chick-Lit, the mystery was much to be desired. The author’s writing is beginner level at best. Do not get me wrong, I read the books and enjoyed them to some degree, however the plots were sub par and unbelievable. The author would introduce a problem but often times would not resolve it. Another thing that was annoying ...more
Sep 11, 2016 Mel rated it it was amazing
1st in series
Great, quick read. Never figured out the end. Very good & can't wait to continue the series
Jun 16, 2013 Fanficfan44 rated it liked it
Anyway, I started out by turned off by the protagonist. Finley is a paralegal and spends the first 30 or 4o pages explaining how she is irresponsible with money a credit abuser, a compulsive shopper of name brand items, and a nightmare co-worker. She basically brags about coming in late and taking long lunches, lying to her employer about going to the courthouse and meeting her friends for long lunches instead. I almost put the book down but I was too comfy in my lounge chair and didn’t want to ...more
Jun 14, 2010 Sandy rated it liked it
This is definitely lengthy and very detailed. I felt the author got too word-y and hung up on every single detail of Finley Tanner's life, and every single action she makes. I'm also disappointed she's still with a boyfriend when she's very much into someone else, but I guess it helps to build the mounting sexual tension between her and Liam McGarrity. Finley is assigned a case where she gets so involved she's threatened along the way. But this girl is tenacious, impatient, and very driven when ...more
Connie N.
What a fun and funny book. Very similar to the Stephanie Plum cozy mysteries, actually, but that's actually a compliment since I love those books as well. This one centers around Finley Tanner, a paralegal at a large law firm. (Her initials are F.A.T., which is the unattractive nickname she is sometimes called.) She's intelligent and attractive, but a self-proclaimed underachiever. She loves fashion and spends a lot of time talking about her outfits and the price she got them for--which is quite ...more
May 30, 2013 Sheri rated it really liked it
This was my first read by Rhonda Pollero. Finley the m.c. was a shopaholic and set on getting the best deal and a good cup of coffee. I enjoyed this book and the interest Finley takes in a case the law firm she works in as estates clerk. She gets more involved in a case when a client calls and demands help with the death of her husband claiming it is a murder. Finley does her best to solve this and gets herself suspended from her job while researching the case and the jurors that are dying.
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