by Susan Rieger

Reviewer Rating:
2

Review

Blech. To be fair, this was a good idea for a book, and it was certainly a well-written one. But it wasn't humorous, as it claimed to be, nor interesting, as one would assume it should be. Oh well.

Sophie Diehl is a young criminal lawyer at a prestigious New England firm who is specifically requested to take on a divorce case by one of the firm's high society clients. This process is laid bare for readers through legal documents, notes, email, and office memorandum (the book is set in 1999.) Readers are therefore treated not only to the details of the estranged couple's divorce, but also to interoffice politics, crushes, failed relationships, and uncertain career goals.

The book is like coming across a thick, orderly file and pilfering through: out of every twenty or so documents, one is a bit amusing, and the rest are someone else's droll life details. But again, in this particular case, all are very well written, so there is that.

In short, I am absolutely certain this novel will appeal to many; it simply failed to appeal to me.

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