Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

Lawyer Sophie Diehl is asked to meet with Mia Durkheim, whose doctor husband is divorcing her.  Sophie's specialty is criminal defense, but no one at the firm is available to see Mia, so she's asked to oversee the initial meeting. Mia, however, loves Sophie and the fresh take she'll bring to the divorce proceedings and gets her to agree to be her lawyer throughout the divorce. The Divorce Papers lets the reader follow the whole process through legal documents, letters, etc. while also exploring Sophie's professional and personal life.  While author Rieger has an interesting idea for a plot, the books is way too long at almost 500 pages, especially since the epistolary format doesn't allow for much character development.  It will be published in March.

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