It is fitting that this warts-and-all expose of life inside the courtroom – written by an anonymous author – is lacking an identity.
Comprising historical background, opinion on the law’s shortcomings, and peppered with anecdotes, the book is a confusing medley of fact, fiction and comment.
Disappointingly, perhaps the most taut tale turns out to be made-up, while the tone switches between entry-level explanations that dismiss any prior understanding of the legal process, and the sort of prose that will leave the reader frustrated.
The author’s departure from blog to book is like a TV series reaching the silver screen. And the jury’s out.