Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Imperfect Justice

GIVEAWAY
PUTMAN, CARA
IMPERFECT JUSTICE

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 ouf of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie's believe that she can make a difference for a women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of 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 n the race to save Kaylene's surviving daughter, Emilie 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:

Honestly, I'm surprised at how much I'm enjoying this Hidden Justice series by Cara Putman. I just read the first book a month ago and am definitely on the legal suspense bandwagon now. It's a totally different kind of mystery and investigation but just as riveting. And while I don't know a lot about the legal system, I feel like the author writes for readers like me. Which means the legal lingo and court scenes don't get so technical that she loses me. I might not completely understand everything, but I get enough for the story to make sense.

And then there's the romance. Emilie and Reid. Awesome dynamcis between these two. Edgy at first. A personal relationship is difficult to start in the midst of tragedy and they are both dealing with issues around Kaylene's death. Ironically, both are weighed down by guilt.  Emilie because she feels like she missed something as the woman's lawyer and Reid because he wasn't the kind of big brother his sister would confide in.

Then there's the complications of trying to solve a case the police don't think exists. There are so many layers to the suspense -- including a secondary one that kept me on the edge of my seat. Putman cleverly draws it all out with measured pacing. The kind of plot that grabs a hold of you right from the start and doesn't let you go...even after you reach the end. Now I am anxious for the next book in the series -- which I believe has been set up in this one. At least, I'm hoping it's Caroline's turn next.

Oh -- and I love the title tie-in by the way. Definitely sums up the plot of this thrilling suspense.

My thanks to Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publicity Group for providing me with a copy of this book.


GIVEAWAY OPPRORTUNITY:

If you would like a chance to win a copy of Imperfect Justice, leave a comment below or email me at kavluvstoreadATyahooDOTca. If you add your email to a comment remember to use AT and DOT instead of @ and . in order to protect yourself from spammers. If you enter the draw via email, remember to add the title to the subject line so it's easier for me to spot your entry. Draw will be held and winner announced on Sunday December 10 2017. Offer open to International Readers. Good luck.

43 comments:

  1. I must seriously check out Cara Putman's books! Rachel Dylan gave me my first taste of legal thrillers and she did such a good job, that I'm more than willing to try different authors now :-) Sounds like a thrill ride from the get-go!

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    1. Yes -- I'm enjoying these two authors and their legal thrillers. I think it's an interesting genre to Christian fiction. Good luck, Trixi.

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  2. Cara's Books always sound good
    Thanks for sharing it with us
    Thanks for the chance to win
    iamabho ATgmailDOTcom

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  3. I am currently reading this book and oh, boy, its a "I don't want to stop reading until I'm finished" type of book.

    Thanks for the great review Kav.

    Blessings,
    Cindy W.

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    1. Exactly!!!!! Don't you love a book that hooks you in and won't let you go????

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  4. I am intrigued by this one, Kav! Sounds like a good one!

    mauback55 at gmail dot com

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    1. It's fantastic! Good luck, Melanie.

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  5. This book is at the top of my want to read list! I enjoyed your review, Kav, and thanks for your giveaway.
    jacsmi75 at gmail dot com

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    1. It definitely belongs at the top of your list, Jackie. Good luck!

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  6. Thanks for the review, Kav! I had read Cara’s historical fiction first so I was a bit surprised when I started reading Beyond Justice but quickly got hooked! Can’t wait to read this one!

    mindyhoungATmsnDOTcom

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    1. She's an author of many talents! Good luck, Mindy.

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  7. This type of mystery has a great storyline and mysteries are my reading choice. Thanks for the chance to win it.
    cenya2 (at)hotmail (dot)com

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    1. Nothing like a good dose of armchair sleuthing! Good luck, Marjorie.

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  8. Love legal thrillers. I'm definitely heading out to...well ask my husband for a few more books. :) Thanks for sharing your review Kav!

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    1. Making your Christmas list, Kelly? LOL

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  9. I haven't read many legal thrillers, but your review makes me want to read this one one. I'll be adding it to the list. Thanks for your review and the chance.
    pwestfall7 at hotmail dot com

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    1. It's not a genre I gravitate to either but I'm addicted to this series for sure. Good luck, Pam.

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  10. I've wanted to read IMPERFECT JUSTICE since I read the first tidbit about it. The more I hear about including your fabulous review, the more I want to read it. I'm glad to hear that it's written for the lay person to enjoy. That had been my one concern and now you have laid that to rest. Thanks for the chance to win a copy!
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

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    1. Yes -- the legal technicalities have been what's kept me from reading legal suspense but Cara Putman does it so well I didn't feel lost at all. Good luck, Kay.

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  11. Awesome review, KAV! I've been wanting to read Cara's new series. Thank you for the chance.
    psalm103and138atgmaildotcom

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    1. You're welcome, Caryl. Good luck!

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  12. This sounds like a great story, things like this happen TOO OFTEN to women, being in an abusive relationship and unable to get out of it before it's too late. We did get our daughter out of a relationship like that and so glad we did. Now she is trying to help a couple of other women who are trying to 'stay' out of one they have recently left.

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    1. Wow -- so grateful that your daughter is safe, Wendy. And yes, this definitely exposes the inner workings of not only the whole process of how to get out of an abusive relationship but addresses a lot of the psychological aspects as well. It's terrifying and fascinating and worth reading about. Good luck, Wendy.

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  13. Sounds great. Thank you. teshawATsbcglobalDOTnet

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  14. I have never read this author yet. Is that bad?! LOL. lattebooksAThotmailDOTcom

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    1. Look on the positive side -- just think of all the fun you'll have catching up on her books. Good luck, Susan.

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  15. Excited to read this one. Thank you for the chance.
    leliamae54(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. You're welcome, Lucy. Good luck.

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  16. Just brought Beyond Justice home from the library today. Would love to win this one! Thanks Kav. paulams49ATsbcglobalDOTnet

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    1. Oh goody -- you'll be all set to start in on this one. Good luck, Paula.

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  17. I love that the book centers around Emilie trying to make a difference for abused women. We sometimes get discouraged when we don't see results at first. This sounds like an interesting read. Becky lelandandbeckyATreaganDOTcom

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    1. It's a gripping angle for sure. Good luck, Becky.

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  18. Include me, please, Kav! :)

    ckbarker at gmail dot com

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  19. This sounds like one not to miss out on! Thanks for your review and giveaway.
    d[dot]brookmyer[at]yahoo[dot]com

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    1. You're welcome, Donna. Good luck.

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  20. I have read the first book in this series. Emily is is such a great character and this sounds like another great book from Cara. Loved your review Kav.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

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    1. Yes -- I loved Emilie and was thrilled that this is her story. Good luck, Maryann.

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  21. I have read the first book in this series, and oh my, this next book sounds even more suspenseful! Can't wait to read it! Thanks for another great review, Kav!

    nj(dot)bossman(at)gmail(dot)com

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