Friday, April 14, 2017

Beyond Justice by Cara Putman

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (April 4, 2017)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0718083474
  • ISBN-13: 978-0718083472

About the Book:

Hayden is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious DC law firm . . .
If the case she’s just been handed doesn’t destroy her first.
Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain that follows when justice is not served. It’s why she became an attorney and why she’s so driven in her career. When she’s assigned a wrongful death case against the government, she isn’t sure if it’s the lucky break she needs to secure a partnership—or an attempt to make sure she never gets there.
Further complicating matters is Andrew Wesley, her roommate’s distractingly attractive cousin. But Andrew’s father is a congressman, and Hayden’s 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 case—or her. Logic and self-preservation indicate she should close the case. But how can she, when justice is still just beyond her reach?

My Thoughts:

True confessions:  this is my first Cara Putman novel.  I'm not normally a fan of historical fiction, and most of her novels are in that genre.  But "Beyond Justice" is a legal thriller that will make a mark in THIS genre that is here to stay!

The story tackles a hot-button issue in today's culture: immigration.  When attorney Hayden McCarthy has a wrongful death case land on her desk, the action kicks into gear and continues at a breathless pace.  Putman shines a light on our government's containment practices, and puts a new perspective on just who is our neighbor with it comes to the Christian faith?

Her characters are well developed and the romance is light, but sweet.  I enjoyed the action packed story, with the ins and outs of our legal system on display, and watching Putman's heroine navigate the law to get to the truth was fascinating.  I'm eager for more in this series!

I received a free download of "Beyond Justice" from NetGalley with no obligation for review of services rendered.  "Beyond Justice gets my "For Such a Time" award since it tackles an issue we are all wrestling with in today's political and faith climate.

Also look for Putman's prequel novella, "Dying For Love", also available from Thomas Nelson. Until the next novel...

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