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New Release Review! ADVERSE POSSESSION by Rebecca Zanetti (Anna Albertini Files #3)

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The plural form of Nemesis is Nemeses

Anna Albertini never thought she’d have to look up the plural form of nemesis. In fact, she never thought she’d have one, much less three. But as she and her new partner try to make a go of their fledgling law firm, enemies come from every direction.

First, there’s a newspaper reporter trying to make a name for herself by dogging Anna’s every move. Second, there’s a lawyer on the opposite side of every case who just doesn’t like Anna. And third, there’s Aiden Devlin’s ex-girlfriend, who decides to descend upon the sleeping Idaho town like a bird of prey. It’s too bad she’s discovered dead…after finding herself on the wrong end of a potato gun, putting Anna top of the suspect list.

Anna deals with every day as it arrives while juggling her developing relationship with Aiden, trying to pay her rent by finding at least one client who pays, and finally by partnering with her Nonna Albertini in the world’s most chaotic plan to match-make her sister with the Elk County’s prosecuting attorney, Nick Basanelli. It’s a good thing Anna has learned to thrive in chaos.

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What a fun read!

I really enjoyed Adverse Possession. At times it was more than a little chaotic–probably to be expected when the main character’s boyfriend is working undercover to stop a serial bomber–but it was 100% in the can’t-stop-reading-this-OMG kind of way. Plus, Anna’s family, coworkers, and clients were so much fun to read about. And don’t get me started on Aiden…

(Thank goodness Ms Zanetti gave him flaws! He dumps all of his cereal–together! Three different kinds!–into the same cereal keeper and has one heck of an Irish temper to go with his accent <3)

I have to admit, I was 100% taken by surprise to find out who was behind all of the murders that kept happening around Anna–Ms Zanetti threw in a last minute red herring, and I swallowed it whole. And that scene where certain individuals have to disarm a live bomb before certain other people are blown to bits? So. Darn. Stressful. I’m telling you guys, I couldn’t put this one down!

This is the third book in the series, but it worked okay as a standalone. There are a lot of people to keep track of (Anna’s extended family, coworkers, the members of law enforcement and legal profession–and some of their family members–that she comes into contact with; Aiden’s coworkers and the people he’s undercover among) which *might* have been a little easier to follow if I’d read other books, but I got them all straight in my head eventually 😉 Note to self: get your hands on first two books in this series ASAP!

Rating: 4 stars / A-

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

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