Imperfect Justice

December 5th, 2017. Filed under: Tuesday's Tempting Reads.

Imperfect Justice

By Cara Putman

The world may be convinced Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police, but attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story. Kaylene would never hurt anyone. 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 book is about abusive family situations and what appears to be a murder/suicide. Emilie is drawn into all this, because she works at a center where Kaylene Adams was seeking help.

She is further drawn in when Kaylene’s brother wants her to help him gain custody of his remaining niece, who is critically injured in that shooting event. As it happens, they are racing against the clock.

This author keeps your attention even if you’ve already decided you know who the shooter actually was. Be prepared for some surprises.

Thank you, Ms Putman, for sucking me into your book. I’m proud you’re a fellow Hoosier. I’m looking forward to many more books from you.

***I received this book free of charge from Litfuse.***


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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