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Beyond Justice

24105713Hayden 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 a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

4 StarsAs much as I love a good suspense and thriller, I really have not tried out many books in the way of a legal thriller. They just do not always appeal to me as much for whatever reason. However, Cara Putman is an author that I trust to spin a wonderful story and I figured I would give her latest, Beyond Justice, a try.

At first, I wanted to like the story but I was struggling. The book had all the marks of what would be a great tension-filled story. There was a murder and so many questions surrounding it. There also seemed to be a cover-up as well as a guy caught between doing what someone more powerful said and doing what he thought was right. But, at the beginning, this novel was filled with a lot of legal lingo and for me, it was bogging this story down.

I decided to keep trying to move forward in the book, and I was well rewarded. The story took over and just as I had hoped, tension oozed from the pages and I was hooked. By the end, I was blown away by this book with its intertwining storylines and well-developed characters.

Beyond Justice is a book that I would recommend with the caveat of being aware of pushing through the beginning of the book. Because by the end, I think you’ll think it was well worth it.

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