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Attorney Hayden McCarthy given a wrongful death case against the government. Her goal has been to become the youngest partner at the law firm. She would like a relationship with Andrew Wesley, however his father is a congressman. The timing of this government case is not good. Now someone unknown is out to kill the case or her. How will justice prevail if she closes the case?
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Publication Date: 2017
Hayden is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious DC law firm . . .
If the case shes just been handed doesnt destroy her first.
Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain that follows when justice is not served. Its why she became an attorney and why shes so driven in her career. When shes assigned a wrongful death case against the government, she isnt sure if its the lucky break she needs to secure a partnershipor an attempt to make sure she never gets there.
Further complicating matters is Andrew Wesley, her roommates distractingly attractive cousin. But Andrews father is a congressman, and Haydens 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 kill the caseor her. Logic and self-preservation indicate she should close the case. But how can she, when justice is still just beyond her reach?
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 Retailings 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. Visit her website at CaraPutman.com, Facebook: Cara.Putman, Twitter: @Cara_Putman.
a relatable and fascinating story Remarkably akin to todays news headlines a legal thriller that is intricately written to keep readers on edge.
The author's expertise shines through and adds a tremendous amount of credibility to the story. Danger, adventure and intrigue pour from every chapter.
MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Action-packed legal thrillerOctober 12, 2017MaryAnnORAge: 55-65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 0Meets Expectations: 5Hayden McCarthy has devoted her life to serving others by representing them and working for justice as she practices law in DC. Her latest case may prove more dangerous than anyone anticipated. Can she protect her client and herself while getting to the bottom of an illegal alien teen's murder in a detention center? Add to the complications, her roommate's handsome cousin is the son of a rising Congressman and he and Hayden are thrown together. The story's exciting pace and suspense keeps readers hungering for more and to see the case resolved. I received this book from Netgalley. All opinions are my own.
EAHendryxSanta Clarita, CaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Awesome Romantic Legal ThrillerAugust 8, 2017EAHendryxSanta Clarita, CaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Beyond Justice that takes me back to the beauty of Washington, D.C. while sending me on a thrilling mission for justice fraught with twists, turns, and duplicity.
Not only have I had the pleasure of getting to know Cara Putman through her work with ACFW, but I've also had the chance to do her headshots. Let me tell you - she is the sweetest! When I heard about this book I was sooo excited to read it and let me tell you, it delivered.
Hayden McCarthy is a character that I instantly fell in love with. I could easily picture her walking the streets of Arlington after a long day at work just as I could see her seeking out the truth through the justice system. Alternatively, I loved Andrew Wesley's character. He was multi-faceted and I appreciated his perspective juxtaposed with Hayden's.
The stakes of the book are obvious from the beginning and I liked how Cara was able to tie Andrew's work in with Hayden's case. I also appreciated the difference this book represents for the romantic suspense genre. I really enjoyed the fact that neither of their professions are 'typical' for a current romantic suspense. I feel like it was a fresh take on this genre and drew me in immediately.
I would point out that (at times) I felt a little ignorant of our justice system *cringes* and couldn't follow along on all parts. Cara did a great job explaining, but maybe I'm just too far gone to grasp some of the legal ideas and the court system. Still, wherever possible, I felt like she slipped in explanations that were not far fetched in the context of the conversation and made the "technical side" easily readable.
Lastly, the setting. OMG I miss D.C. so much and this book was like taking a walk along the Tidal Basin or seeing the Washington Monument in the sky line. It was beautifully portrayed and I felt like I was back there as I read this.
I'd definitely recommend this to those who like legal and suspense reads. It's not "high octane" action, but there's enough suspense to really grip you. The romance is wonderfully done as well and will really hold you to the end.
My rating: 4.5*
Lights in a Dark WorldGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Will keep you guessing!August 3, 2017Lights in a Dark WorldGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5When Hayden McCarthy is given a case with hardly any information, she knows she has her work cut out for her. Her boss is confident that she can win the case, but she can't seem to get the answers she needs to move forward. As she finally starts gaining momentum, she realizes there is something more to this case than just a wrongful death, but she wants justice for her client. Andrew Wesley isHayden's roommate's cousin and the son of CongressmanWesley. He workswith young kids who have recently immigrated to the United States.Their paths begin to cross more frequently as a boy he's helping ends up beingone of the sons of Hayden's client. Will Hayden be able to find justice before they all end up mixed up in something way over their heads?
This was the first book I've read ofCara Putman's and I was not disappointed. It was fantastic! The characters were complex and well developed, they were very likable. From the beginning, I was sucked into the story. There were times where after reading the book, I couldn't remember if I read it in the story or if it was a news headline. It's full of twists and turns and keeps the reader guessing until the very end. I loved every minute of it, and can't wait to read more of Putman's books! If you too like suspense, you need to read this book!
**I received this book free from the publisher through the Fiction Guild in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Claudia5 Stars Out Of 5Great Legal ThrillerJuly 28, 2017ClaudiaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I have read a few of Cara Putman's books before and enjoyed them; however, Beyond Justice is her best book yet! Murder, conspiracy, DC politics and legal battles. Putman delivers truly good storywriting.
"She. Had. Won." Hayden McCarthy savors her winning moment in court, but before she could relax she is handed another case by one of the firm's partners. A boy is killed while detained in juvenile facility for illegal immigrants. The boy's mother wants answers, but doesn't seem willing to give her any information. In fact, no one wants to tell her anything. Everything about this case is out of the norm for her firm. As Hayden gets deeper into her investigation odd things seem to happen. Was that man following her or was it her imagination? Why are the firm's partners behaving so strangely regarding this case? Why can she get no information from anyone, not even the internet? When people start dying, Hayden's suspicions escalate to realities quickly. Her roommate Emilie and Emilie's cousin Andrew are there to help Hayden along as she tries to find justice for a young boy's mother.
Beyond Justice, legal thriller by Cara Putman, takes the reader into the world of murder, cover-ups, conspiracies, and drug runners. Pick up this book and enjoy. I will definitely be reading the other books in this series.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. The opinions given here are my own and honest.
Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5A taunt legal thrillerJuly 16, 2017Angela BycroftOwhango, New ZealandAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Cara Putmans legal thriller is set to get hearts pumping and pages turning in equal fervour - as a taunt tale unfolds from the first paragraph. Hayden McCarthy is a up and coming lawyer handed a case which seems impossible to win. The mother of a illegal alien who tried to cross the Mexico - USA boarder unsuccessfully and then died while in custody at a detention centre is trying to get justice for her boy but is there more at work here then just a simple killing by another prisoner? Hayden soon uncovers a much deeper plot which puts not just herself in danger but those around her.
Stonewalled at every turn by government officials who want the case gone - even her more senior partners seem to be embroiled in dirty deals. Her roommates cousin Andrew conveniently works with at risk youth and legal migrants so he also has a vested interest to help Hayden brings those responsible for this crime to be held accountable.
The story was one I really enjoyed. It did take me a few chapters to get into the story but I could appreciate the amount of detail that only a trained lawyer could bring to the table. Anyone who enjoys a good legal story the likes of a John Grisham will enjoy this female authors approach. I will definitely be keeping an eye out for further stories from her in the future.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher via The Fiction Guild, and was not required to post a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own.