Monday, December 11, 2017

Imperfect Justice

Imperfect Justice
Hidden Justice, Book 2
Cara Putman
(Thomas Nelson)
ISBN: 978-0718083482
December 2017/352 pages/$15.99

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?


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 from 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. Find out more about Cara at


Cara Putnam is a talented author, but she has topped all of her previous offerings with this gripping suspense. Imperfect Justice held me captive from the opening pages, and I was loath to set it aside until the final page was turned. Putnam creates a multi-faceted story with perfectly paced, heart-pounding moments that repeatedly begged for "one more chapter" as each page urged me forward. Authenticity informed by her legal expertise combines with skillfully drawn characters, and chilling scenes ensured all the lights stayed on as I read. Although this is the second book in Putnam's Hidden Justice series, it stands alone. I highly recommend this compelling novel.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a copy of this book free from Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity Group for a blog tour. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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