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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2017
"This is the way legal thrillers are meant to becompelling, intelligent, and deeply satisfying." Randy Singer, author of Rule of Law
THE POLICE SAY THE WOMAN WAS A MURDERER. EMILIE WESLEY KNOWS THEY CANT 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 Emilies 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 sisterright 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 Kaylenes letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.
Thrown together in a race to save Kaylenes surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girland find a future for themselves in the process?
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.
'Imperfect Justice is solidly written with great tension and a feminine-yet-tough heroine.'
'The second book in Putman's Hidden Justice series is intricately plotted and thoroughly engrossing. . .This page-turner is smart, thoughtful and appealing to readers who enjoy legal thrillers and solid mysteries.'
'The hopeful ending will satisfy fans of romantic suspense.'
bookbloggerWestern MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Romantic legal suspenseFebruary 11, 2018bookbloggerWestern MichiganAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman
Emilie Wesley is a lawyer for women experiencing domestic abuse. She has almost helped Kaylene escape her controlling husband when something goes terribly wrong. Emilie gets word that Kaylene is dead and has killed one of her daughters as well. Emilie cant believe that this is the true explanation for what happened. Enter Reid, Kaylenes younger brother. A successful investor, he feels guilty for not knowing and becoming involved in Kaylenes struggle. But he is determined to rescue his remaining niece, Kinley, if at all possible. He and Emilie join forces to attempt the impossible.
Although this legal suspense novel had more romance in it than I expected, it was an engrossing read with a few plot-twists along the way. I liked that this novel focused on Emilie and her relationships, but still included Hayden and Andrew from the first book. The author gave some hints that there might be another romance budding in the sequelmaybe between Brandon and Caroline, who were supporting characters in this book.
There were several plot threads, which kept my interest. Not all of them were pertinent to the books conclusion, though, and I found myself wondering why the author had included them. Although not everything was explained to my satisfaction, and the justice was imperfect, the conclusion was satisfying. Cara Putmans fans will not be disappointed. I received a free copy from the publisher for this, my honest review.
muffinHonea Path, SCAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent Read!February 10, 2018muffinHonea Path, SCAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I absolutely loved "Imperfect Justice" by Cara Putman. This book had me hooked from the first page, and I couldn't put it down! It has suspense and a little romance throughout.
The book centers around Emilie, an attorney that specializes in helping women needing help. When Emilie isn't able to help one of her clients and there is a mystery surrounding her death, Emilie teams up with her client's brother to find out the truth. Along with that, Emilie is dealing with a stalker, and she is trying to find out who this could be. This book had some twists and turns along the way. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I definitely recommend this book to anyone that enjoys good, clean romantic suspense books. This is an author who I will continue to read.
I received this book from Net Galley for my honest opinion.
Jennybug524 Stars Out Of 5Imperfect JusticeFebruary 6, 2018Jennybug52Quality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 44 stars- This is the second novel in the Hidden Justice series. It serves well as a stand-alone, with some references to the first book. I find it always adds to the depth of the characters, major and minor, when you can read the series in order. This story is about Emilie Wesley, an attorney for The Haven, a womens resource center to help abused and battered women. When one of her clients kills her daughter, critically injures the 2nd and is then killed by police, Emilie is devastated. Emilie knows in her heart Kaylene is innocent.
Kaylenes brother Reid is also convinced his big sister would never hurt her daughters. Together Emilie and Reid set out to find the truth about what happened and try and save his young niece from her abusive father.
This was a well written story. I felt for both Emilie and Reid as they struggled to come to terms with the the horror of what happened to their client and sister. I appreciated that they never doubted Kaylenes innocence. The author did a good job of keeping the story flowing and creating a believable scenario. It was eye opening to think about how many women (and even men) suffer in abusive relationships and feel helpless to do anything about it. This story reiterated the importance of places like The Haven, that exist to be a safe place and advocate for these women and children.
The chemistry between Reid and Emilie was believable and not over the top. It didnt feel forced or rushed and progressed naturally. I enjoyed the main story more than the side story of Emilies stalker. That part felt a little forced but did convey Emilies fear of her stalker as an example of the fear her clients at The Haven might experience. I look forward to reading the next book in the series and finding out more about Jaime and her troubles.
I received a copy of this book for free. I was not required to post a positive review and the views and opinions expressed are my own.
Cynthia5 Stars Out Of 5WonderfulJanuary 28, 2018CynthiaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I received a copy of this book from The Fiction Guild. I was not required to give a for a favorable review. It was great to read the second book in this series. To see that Emilie was doing wonderful things for women trying to get out of bad situations brings truth to the topic of what happens. But even Emilie has things she is trying to work out in her own life she is still trying to find out what happened to one of her clients. Thank you Cara for writing a book that makes you think while reading. I look forward to what happens next in the group of women who graduated from law school and are making a difference in the world.
Anna MaeAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Imperfect Justice by Cara PutmanJanuary 25, 2018Anna MaeAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great story in which the events taking place are all too common in today's world. Things are often not the way they look. Emily, an attorney for abused women, realizes that and goes to work to bring the truth out. In the process she meets Reid, brother of the deceased and uncle of her remaining wounded child. They work together to see that justice is served.
Cara knows just how to build suspense cataloging events just enough to keep the reader guessing. Not easy to put down.
Both Emily and Reid have a strong faith in God but have personal hangups which while getting to know each other God helped them to realize what was important in life.
If you just love a good suspense story, pick this novel up! You will not be disappointed.
Thanks to Fiction Guild, Cara is on my favorite authors' list.