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Thursday, December 7, 2017
The police say the woman was a murderer. Emilie Wesley knows they can't be talking about her client . . . can they?
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?
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
Get ready for a roller coaster ride as you read this action packed story. The author does an amazing job of keeping readers guessing as the story has intrigue and surprises . I loved the storyline about advocating for women in domestic situations. The story takes readers behind the scenes where lawyers fight to protect their clients through the court system. Domestic violence is a hard subject to read about, and the author does a very good job of showing readers the impact it has on families.
What I liked about Emilie was her determination to clear her clients name. After meeting with Kaylene , Emilie knew there was danger in the home and needed to get Kaylene and her daughters away from a violent marriage. My heart broke as it seemed liked Emilie was to late to save Kaylene and her daughters. The reports in the news were devastating but Emilie felt there was more to the story. Why would Kaylene shoot her daughters on the day she was getting a protective order? Something wasn’t adding up for Emilie and I loved how the author guided us through her investigation with details that made us question what was the truth.
Reid was a good character and I could sense his pain when he learns about what his sister has been accused of. I loved how he didn’t back off as his brother-in-law tried to keep him away from his niece. When he teams up with Emilie to get custody of his niece and prove his sister innocent, the fireworks explode as the tension mounts. The story is riveting and I couldn’t put it down.
Emilie has her hands full helping Reid while trying to figure out who is stalking her and why. I found that part of the story interesting but a bit confusing at times. I didn’t quite understand why that was part of the story. It was well written and I loved trying to figure out who it was, but I felt it should have been maybe in a book of its own. Overall I liked the book and the ending was good. The court scenes were my favorite because the author really nails how intense it is in a courtroom. You could feel the characters stiffen and sweat as they waited for the judge to rule. If you like intrigue and action, be sure and pick up a copy of this book.
I received a copy of this book from LitFuse. The review is my own opinion.