Friday, December 15, 2017

Imperfect Justice by Cara Putman: Blog Tour with Review

I was sent this book from LitFuse Publicity in part of a book tour. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

About the book: 

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?

My Rating: 3.75/4 Stars 
Blog Tour

I was sent this book in part of a blog tour. My ratings and reviews will be my own personal opinions and are in no way influenced by publishers or authors who may have sent me books to review.

This was a total case of “do not judge a book by its cover” for me. I did not think I was going to love this at all, and it was the one ARC I was the least excited about. I ended up loving it. I connected with the story and devoured it. This starts off with a mother killing herself and killing/harming her children! Even though it was predictable I wanted to see how it unfolded.

I really enjoyed how this starts. I work with victims of domestic abuse, and I think the author did a great job introducing the subject and how it can be when a victim is trying to get help. You can really see the internal struggles one can face when working in this field and how they internalize themselves failing when something goes wrong. It also immediately caught my attention and I did not want to put it down. Be prepared to shed a tear or two as well.

I really loved the parts that dealt with Reid and Emily and their relationship. It was a slow moving romance, but I prefer it not to be insta-love. However; I was not as invested in their side stories and wish the author would have stuck with the story around Kayleen and their budding romance. It did bring a little more action to the story though.

Overall, I loved this though and recommend giving it a try especially if you work with abuse/domestic violence victims.

About the author:

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.

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