Cara Putman. Beyond Justice. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson, 2017.
April kicks off an entire set of very busy months here at the Books and Biscuits Blog. As we approach the summer, many of the great Christian publishers and their authors are releasing an extraordinary number of new books.
Cara Putman turns to her extensive personal experience as a lawyer to develop the story and characters of Beyond Justice. Hayden McCarthy spends endless hours of her day focused on her career as an attorney at a D.C. law firm. After winning a challenging case, Hayden is assigned a case by one of the firm’s partners that may be impossible to win. However, she may have figured out a way to win the wrongful death case, even if it means pursing a legal battle against the federal government. With the help of some friends from her law school days and her roommate’s cousin, the son of a Congressman, Hayden just may have enough evidence to win her case, assuming everyone involved stays alive long enough to testify.
Ms. Putman releases her newest novel, Beyond Justice, as a great example of the Christian romantic suspense genre. Readers familiar with Ms. Putman’s work will have likely seen an introduction to this series in her novella, Dying for Love, released in January.
Overall, I thought that Beyond Justice was one of the better stories that I have read from Ms. Putman. Her extensive experience and knowledge of legal topics grounds this novel and her characters, while offering a compelling plotline that will keep readers riveted. While some of the novel’s pacing felt slightly uneven and somewhat dense at times, Ms. Putman focuses on strong suspense elements to drive the overall story. I am very pleased to see that many of the characters featured in Beyond Justice will reappear in Ms. Putman’s future novels, as some of the secondary characters were quite interesting and well worth exploring within their own stories.
Fans of Ms. Putman’s work, especially those with a romantic suspense emphasis, will definitely want to read Beyond Justice. Likewise, those who enjoy reading Christian novels of the legal thriller variety will also find this book to be well worth reading.
Ms. Putman’s fascinating cast of characters from Beyond Justice will return in Imperfect Justice, which will be released in December 2017!
Special thanks to NetGalley and Thomas Nelson for the advanced copy of Beyond Justice!
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