Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman

My review:

The world may be convinced Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police, but attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story. Kaylene would never hurt anyone. 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, 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?

My review:

 I enjoy legal thrillers, and there are not enough on them on the Christian market. Cara Putman is a new author to me in this genre', and I very much enjoyed the book that preceded this one. Reviewing this one was a no-brainer since I did enjoy the first book so much.

 I like it when an author brings back characters from previous books, and she did that with Imperfect Justice, along with some new characters. All of Putman's characters are likable, but I found myself especially liking the addition of Reid Billings. Maybe it is because he wasn't the typical male lead character, not fitting into the status quo of masculinity, and I saw some similarities between this fictional guy and myself.....whatever the reason, he made a great addition to the series, and was a great lead character.

 Though fictional, this book centers around abuse by spouses/boyfriends. Though it can happen to men also. the book just deals with male on female abuse. I knew this stuff goes on, but I still received a bit of an education on it and how difficult it can be to get the abused women to leave the relationship for safety.

 There was a lot of suspense and drama, and I found this to be one of those books that are hard to put down. It wasn't too predicable, and I came to the ending all too quickly. The first book was really good, but this one was even better.

About the author:

Cara Putman is the author of more than 25 legal thrillers and historical romances. 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. You learn more at her website.

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