Saturday, December 16, 2017

Engaging Suspense -- Imperfect Justice

Imperfect Justice is the first book I've read by Cara Putman, and I plan for it not to be the last.

There is an engaging level of suspense in the story in at least two of the main plot lines. As the story progresses, the pieces start to come together in a way that the resolutions are not too surprising. The particulars in getting to those resolutions, as well as the interesting characters, keep the interest level high.

Although it is the second book in a series, this story worked fine as a stand alone.  There are hints of back stories, though, that definitely make me interested in going back to read the first book, Beyond Justice, as well as being anxious to read the next.

Thanks to Litfuse Publicity Group for providing a copy of this book.  I am glad to share my own thoughts for this review.

About the Book:

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 a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily 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?

About the Author:

Cara Putman is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers, historical romances, and romantic suspense novels. She has won or been a finalist for honors 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.

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