Thursday, April 20, 2017

Hidden Justice

Beyond Justice (Hidden Justice #1)Beyond Justice
 Hayden McCarthy is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious D.C. law firm . . . if the case she's just been handed doesn't destroy her first.
Hayden McCarthy knows firsthand the pain when justice is not served. It's why she became an attorney and why she's so driven in her career. When she's handed 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. She keeps the case alive through sheer determination and more than a little creativity, but then she's fired by a partner with a vendetta.
Further complicating matters, Hayden keeps finding herself completely distracted by Andrew, her roommate's cousin. But his father is a Congressman and she'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 see either the case—or her—die. Should she fight alone for the dead young man by launching her own unfinanced firm, or abandon the case in order to save her own life?

Published April 4th 2017
 by Thomas Nelson 

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Here's a video interview With BookTrib of Cara discussing her book Beyond Justice:

I am always interested in how characters come together for authors.  If you check out Cara's 
Pinterest page for Beyond Justice it's full of her ideas for getting her characters. 
She does an excellent job of showing ideas she used that shaped her characters and the setting for her new book.  

Let me introduce you to the characters:

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Hayden McCarthy is from a small town in Nebraska.  She is currently living with her roommate Emilie Wesley whom she attended law school with.   She is an attorney at Elliot & Johnson and words under partner Gerard Campbell. 

julianne hough - Emily:  
 Hayden's roommate and friend.  Awarded the most Creative Argument in law school which works great since she currently works as a freelance writer for one of the Beltway's online investigate online sites.  She also works with domestic violence clients at a local shelter.   She is a cousin to Andrew Wesley.  


Andrew Wesley is the son on Congressman Scott Wesley who is now making a run for a vacant senate position.  Andrew spent a total of one semester in law school before he dropped out.  He felt if he finished he would never become his own man. Yet he has a secret he doesn't want made public. 

 My Thoughts:

I love legal thrillers and this one ranks up there with the best of them.  
The cover gives the reader a hint at the journey Hayden is about to start.  She is given a case from her boss that could be ripped from the headlines.  I can't think of a news outlet or social media site where someone won't be addressing immigration.  Regardless  of your opinion it's a hot topic of discussion.  Hayden's case is basically that a immigrant crossed our borders without correct documentation, was detained and later died at the facility where he was detained.  Now the first question for her is, was the US responsible to provide for his safety during this time? Morally is a different question all together.  I really liked how when Hayden started her investigation into the case she looks are every possible loop hole and angle.  She is a determined young woman and has great morals and intuition.  She has a tough exterior that covers up her soft heart.  
Andrew is a "golden" boy so to speak.  He comes from a very political family, but has little use for politics.  He feels he's been used as a pawn most of his life in the political arena.  He currently works with legal immigrants to acclimate to living in the US.  He has a good heart and generally wants to help people.  He loves his family and is very loyal.  He has dreams like everyone else of one day having a family, but finding the right girl just hasn't happened yet.  
The plot is engaging and offers some spine tingling moments with the twists and turns.  It's full of suspense and turmoil.  If you like inspirational suspense then this book is perfect for you.  

**I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley.  I was not required to write a positive review.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.  

Meet the Author:

Cara PutmanCara C. Putman lives in Indiana with her husband and four children. She’s an attorney and a teacher at her church as well as lecturer at Purdue. She has loved reading and writing from a young age and now realizes it was all training for writing books. She loves bringing history and romance to life.

An honors graduate of the University of Nebraska, George Mason University School of Law, and Krannert School of Management, Cara left small town Nebraska and headed to Washington, D.C., to launch her career in public policy.

Cara is an author chasing hard after God as she lives a crazy life. She invites you to join her on that journey. She's currently writing her 25th book with more on the way. Please check out her website to learn more about her books and read first chapters.

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The next book in this series is set to be release in Dec. 2017.  Here's a brief look at it:

The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client . . . but she can't prove it.

Imperfect Justice To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams snapped and killed her daughter and then was shot by police. However, attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story. Kaylene was a nurturer at heart looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive marriage. Kaylene's death shakes Emilie's world and her belief that she can make a difference for these women. Self-doubt plagues her, and she finds herself struggling to continue her work in the wake of tragedy. Reid Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned of the manner of her death. He receives 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 take on his case, but Kaylene's letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him. Thrown together in the race to save Kinley Adams from a father who isn't all that he seems, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. But if they can hang on to hope together, maybe they can save Kinley—and find a future for themselves in the process.

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