Thanks to Litfuse Publicity for providing me a copy of Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman to review. All opinions listed are 100% my own.
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 the 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?
This is the first book by Cara Putman that I have read and y’all I was HOOKED from page 1. I am all about the suspense and drama these days — the kind that keeps me on the edge of my seat and this book has all of that and more.
You can tell from reading this book that she did great research on being able to add to the plot regarding laws, abuse, minors, and more.
I love when a book shows you the imperfectness of this world and Cara did that by showing how messed up the legal system could get and how thwarted the justice system can be.
Through Emilie’s job we see that sometimes protective orders and restraining orders don’t always work for abuse victims. It also shows just how scary it can be for a social worker who is trying to protect an abuse victim.
If you like the edge of your seat drama and suspense, this book is for you.
About Cara Putman
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 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.