imperfect justice

Imperfect Justice

Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman. This is the second in the series of Hidden Justice. It is a legal suspense with a romance. See a sample of my other posts on legal suspense/mystery here, or here.

Description

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?

Thoughts

It’s a good suspense. Just so you know, it is Christian-oriented. So, don’t be surprised to see prayers or Bible quotes.

Although this is the second in the series, you can easily read it as a stand-alone. I read the first one. Unfortunately, it was a long time and many novels ago, so I don’t requite recall who the characters are. You do get a sense that readers probably are familiar with some of the characters or what a case they were referring to. But, that shouldn’t make any difference.

Readers probably would see that Kaylene couldn’t have killed the girls. However, the author keeps you guessing until the end exactly who pulled the trigger and how it all happened.

I’d give it four stars.

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