Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

Hayden McCarthy is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious D.C. law firm . . . if the case she's just been handed doesn't destroy her first.

Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain when justice is not served. It's why she became an attorney and why she's so driven in her career. When she's handed a wrongful death case against the government, she isn't sure if it's the lucky break she needs to secure a partnership—or an attempt to make sure she never gets there. She keeps the case alive through sheer determination and more than a little creativity, but then she's fired by a partner with a vendetta.

Further complicating matters, Hayden keeps finding herself completely distracted by Andrew, her roommate's cousin. But his father is a Congressman and she's currently taking on the government. Could the timing be any worse?

The longer she keeps the case active, the higher the stakes become. Unknown enemies seem determined to see either the case—or her—die. Should she fight alone for the dead young man by launching her own un-financed firm, or abandon the case in order to save her own life?

My review:

  I don't believe I have read anything by Cara Putman before that I know of. This book was a great book to start with. I have been hearing a lot of good about this book, and had a few of my book-loving friends assure me I would love it. They were correct.

 This was a great read, and I mean great. The plot, the suspense, the drama, the characters...... they all meshed to make a great story that I didn't want to put down. Unfortunately, I was reading it on a few of my lunch breaks, so I had to put it down. Today, I was off and had the luxury of being able to finish it.

 Though the boo is definitely suspense, it could also be classified as a legal thriller, which is a genre' I also like.

 I am all for improving our immigration system, and have little sympathy for those crossing illegally. I could be wrong, but I felt the author was coming from a liberal viewpoint on immigration. Regardless, if the conditions described in this fictional novel do exist for juveniles caught illegally crossing into our country, we do need to work on that.

 There were some surprises, which I like in a book. It isn't too enjoyable if you see everything coming, but you don't have that in Beyond Justice. Putman really took the suspense aspect to the nth degree, and she had me turning pages as fast as I could read to see what was going to happen next.

 I liked the main characters a lot, and was hoping the slowly blossoming romance would happen.... it actually complemented the story very well.

 I was quite happy with the ending of the book, and felt  the few hours I read this novel were well spent. I highly recommend it.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

About the author:

Cara C. Putman lives in Indiana with her husband and four children. She’s an attorney and a teacher at her church as well as lecturer at Purdue. She has loved reading and writing from a young age and now realizes it was all training for writing books. She loves bringing history and romance to life.

An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska, George Mason University School of Law, and Krannert School of Management, Cara left small town Nebraska and headed to Washington, D.C., to launch her career in public policy.

Cara is an author chasing hard after God as she lives a crazy life. She invites you to join her on that journey. She's currently writing her 25th book with more on the way. Please check out her website to learn more about her books and read first chapters.

Beyond Justice is available from Thomas Nelson Publishing.

Thanks to BookLook Bloggers for the review copy.