My First Experience with a Legal Thriller

“Hayden is on track to become the youngest partner in her prestigious DC law firm. . . If the case she’s just been handed doesn’t destroy her first.” When I picked up my first Legal Thriller I wasn’t quite sure what to expect, but with a tagline like that, how could I refuse to give it a try, especially when I have enjoyed the author’s previous work? “Beyond Justice” was written by Cara Putman and published by Thomas Nelson in April of 2017. After reading the first few chapters of this out-of-my-comfort-zone story, I wondered what I had gotten myself into…

Although “Beyond Justice” starts off with a bang, the chapters that immediately follow may cause readers who are unfamiliar with the world of attorneys, paralegals, and law firms to wonder if this Legal Thriller will be mostly legal, without much thrill to it. After getting into the story a bit farther, however, the characters really begin to come to life, and the story picks up speed as secrets are revealed and danger is unleashed. Before long, despite the occasional “legal-ese” that sent me for a loop, I found myself very much enjoying the determination of Hayden McCarthy as she does all she can to bring justice to an immigrant family who is running from a past that seems certain to destroy them.

In the end, I definitely recommend “Beyond Justice” to all fans of Legal Thrillers, but also to people like me who want to give a new, unfamiliar genre a try. Cara Putman is to be commended for creating a fascinating story filled with strong characters, while simultaneously weaving in her obvious experience with the world of attorneys and law firms. Although I may not have expected to say this when I first started the novel, I’m even looking forward to the sequel set to release late this year!

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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