Beyond Justice by Cara Putnam

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A new author for me, Cara Putnam, writes a book that has just enough drama and suspense that I would almost put it in with the style of writing similar to John Grisham. There were details and the story kept me interested and intrigued.

There were parts of it that left me wondering, such as why was her coworker Seth acting so strange, and what happened to the other lawyer who was fired. I felt like those were loose ends that were never really explained. Then, later in the book I thought the scene in the van was unnecessarily graphic.

Synopsis from back of 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 assigned 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.

Further complicating matters is Andrew, her roommate’s distractingly attractive cousin. But Andrew’s father is a Congressman, and Hayden’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 kill the case—or her. Logic and self-preservation would indicate she should close the case. But how can she, when justice is still just beyond her reach?

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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