About the Book
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?
In My Opinion
The second book in Cara Putman’s Hidden Justice series takes readers on an emotional sprint to the finish. In fact, this book should come with a warning for the emotional book hangover ahead.
With a calling to help women in trouble, Emilie Wesley questions everything about herself when one of her clients shoots her daughters before turning the gun on herself.
Yet, despite public and police opinion, Emilie cannot believe this woman would hurt her girls. When Reid Billings shows up with a letter from his sister asking him to take care of her daughters if anything happens to her, Emilie will dig to find answers. But someone has their eye on her.
There are some hard truths in this book which is centered around women trying to escape abusive and controlling men. Abuse can’t always be seen in bruises and broken bones. Imperfect Justice shines a spotlight on this epidemic as well as the people dedicated to help women escape these situations.
There is so much happening in this story—investigations, court appearances, life decisions, friendships, attraction, and much, much more—but Putman braids them together for a solid and satisfying read that is hard to put down.
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