The Divorce Papers – an early review

The Divorce Papers: A NovelThe Divorce Papers: A Novel by Susan Rieger
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Read on behalf of NetGalley:

If you like ‘legal’ fiction and strong female characters, this could well be the book for you. Sophie, a passionate young ‘criminal’ lawyer, finds herself coerced into leading a ‘civil’ divorce case for the daughter of a significantly wealthy and powerful family. Taking the case leads to conflict within her legal firm, and opens old personal wounds for Sophie that she is reluctant to revisit.

The threads of this intriguing novel are drawn together through a series of correspondences; emails, legal notices, personal letters and memos. The reader is quickly engaged in following the personal journeys and conflicts of two leading ladies; Sophie herself, and her courageous client, Mia.

Thoroughly enjoyable read. The sometimes gossipy style of the emails and memo’s quickly hooked me in. The characters were strong, realistic and flawed in a way that evokes a reader’s sympathy. The author was clearly able to portray a bitter life event, in a well rounded and sympathetic way. The format was never ‘wallowing’ – and was ‘pacy’ in its delivery.

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