Beyond Justice by Cara Putman (review by Cathy)

Beyond Justice

About the book:

 

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?

 

My review (5 stars)

I absolutely loved Beyond Justice!  The writing is superb and the characters are captivating.  I was unaware that Cara Putnam had obtained a law degree when she was twenty-seven, but she shares her knowledge and experience in this book. 

I’m a bit of a news junkie and the  story of immigration was very intriguing to me, since we hear and read so much about it.  I loved the hard work and dedication Hayden put into the case of Miguel, the young Mexican boy who dies in custody.   His mother is obviously heartbroken and wants justice.  As Hayden fights to find out what happened, she has friends she can count on to do whatever they can to help her, which is another theme I enjoyed.  Who doesn’t like strong women encouraging and helping each other?

I have to confess that I really liked the fact that I have been to some of the places that are mentioned in the book and used to work on one of the streets mentioned.   I will say that even if I hadn’t been familiar with the area, I would still absolutely love the book.

I recommend Beyond Justice to fans of suspense and legal based novels.

I received a complimentary of this book from the publisher and was not required to give a positive review.

 

 

 

 

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