Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Imperfect Justice Book Review

Hidden Justice series
Book Two

SUMMARY:  The police say the woman was a murderer.  Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client . . . can they?

To the world it seems obvious:  Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police.  Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story:  Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship.  Her death shakes Emilie's belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages.  Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.

Reid Billings thought he knew his sister - right up until he learned how she died.  He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for  custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her.  No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene's letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.

Thrown together in the race to save Kaylene's surviving daughter, Emilie and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth.  If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl - and find a future for themselves in the process?

REVIEW:  Cara Putman's latest legal drama is wonderful.  I really felt a part of the story.  As I read, I kept trying to figure out ways Emilie and Reid could prove Kaylene's innocence and save her young daughter.  Just as the main characters would get frustrated by the lack of evidence, I did too.  I like how Emilie tried to keep evidence finding above board so it wouldn't get kicked out of court and how she was determined to look under every rock and in every nook and cranny to help her former client.  Her diligence paid off.  

The secondary story of Emilie's stalker was interesting.  Having only read the last book, I was a little confused at times because some incidences that occurred in the other one that were referred to.  But the author did a good job going back over some details to help the reader.  Because of her past dating relationships, Emilie was empathetic to her clients trying to leave difficult and abusive relationships.  She could offer something other attorneys couldn't.  

Cara Putman does another amazing job.  If you like legal dramas, this might be a series for you to check out. 

This book was provided by Litfuse Publicity Group and Bethany House 
for review without any compensation.

Cara Putnam is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers, historical romances, and romantic suspense novels.  She has won or been a finalist for honor including the ACFW Book of the Year and the Christian Retailing's BEST Award.  Cara graduated high school at 16, college at 20, completed her law degree at 27, and recently received her MBA.  She is a practicing attorney, teaches undergraduate and graduate law courses at a Big Ten business school, and is a homeschooling mom of four.  She lives with her husband and children in Indiana.  She can be found on Facebook at and Twitter at @cara_putman.

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