Saturday, November 8, 2014

The Divorce Papers by Susan Rieger

Sophie Diehl is a criminal lawyer in a New England firm. She is asked to step in and help in a divorce case, which she has no experience. She is just supposed to do the initial interview with the client, Maria "Mia" Durkheim. Mia's dad is a big client for the firm and they will bend over backwards for her. It then comes as a shock when Mia requests Sophie to stay on as her lawyer. Sophie warns her that this is her first divorce case and maybe she wants another lawyer from the firm. But Mia is adamant about having Sophie.

Mia was served divorce papers by her husband of 17 years at a popular restaurant while having lunch. Mia is furious and will do anything to destroy him. She also wants custody of their daughter, Jane. It is up to Sophie to handle it and her own personal life, which includes dating and her dysfunctional family.

This book is told through emails, legal papers, handwritten letters, memos and articles. I really enjoyed this book and the characters. You find yourself rooting for Mia and feeling for Sophie. This is one to read by this debut author.

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