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Reviewed by Caleb S.

How to Lose a Client is the third outing for Kate Williams, a lawyer who seems to be a magnet for the strange and unusual.

Kate has recently gone into business for herself and opened her own defense practice in Phoenix, Arizona. With no appointments for an afternoon and her construction contractor not likely to show up again any time soon, her employees convince her to take the afternoon off to get her hair done. At the stylists’, she runs into Tuwanda, a self-styled ‘Professional Ho’ working for Tangerine, who rumor has it is looking for a new defense attorney.

The very next day, Tangerine decides to retain Kate as her attorney. She leaves Kate with a thumb drive and disappears, shortly before her previous lawyer is found dead floating in the canal. Kate seems to be in the middle of something dangerous and tries to do the right thing for her client.

[amazonify]1440177481[/amazonify]I found How to Lose a Client to be laugh out loud funny. Whenever Kate states something emphatically, you know that somehow, someway she is going to be proven wrong and usually in an incredibly funny way. Tuwanda becomes her sidekick through most of the book, helping Kate search for their employer ‘Tangerine’. In my opinion, Tuwanda makes the book; she has the best one liners and some great insights into people. She reminded me a lot of Lulu in the Stephanie Plum books.

I really enjoyed How to Lose a Client and plan on reading the previous two installments. It gets a little silly and it is entirely fun from beginning to end. A great cozy style mystery and certainly worth a look.

Caleb is a software engineer and amature woodworker living in southern Minnesota. He has more hobbies than he has time or money for, and enjoys his quiet time reading.

This book was provided free of any obligation by Becky A. Bartness. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.