By Cara Putman
She had long given up the desire to be loved. Now she only needed to be heard.
Jaime Nichols went to law school to find the voice she never had as a child, and her determination to protect girls and women in the path of harm drives her in ways both spoken and unspoken. As Jaime, now a criminal defense attorney, prepares to press charges against someone who wronged her long ago, she must face not only her demons but also the unimaginable forces that protect the powerful man who tore her childhood apart.
Chandler Bolton, a retired veteran, is tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court—and along with his therapy dog, Aslan, he’s up for the task. When he first meets Jaime, all brains, beauty, and brashness, he can’t help but be intrigued. As Chandler works to break through the wall Jaime has built around herself, the two of them discover that they may have more to offer one another than they ever could have guessed—and that together, they may be able to help this endangered child.
This thrilling installment of the Hidden Justice series explores the healing power of resolution and the weight of words given voice. And as Jaime pursues delayed justice of her own, she unearths eternal truths that will change the course of her life.
This is the first book by Cara Putman that I’ve read and I wasn’t disappointed at all! I had heard great things about this book and was excited to have a chance to read it. The plot touches on sensitive subjects but doesn’t exploit them. They are handled with great care and the reader knows what happened in the life of Jamie but it’s never spelled out in detail. I think that is the proper way to handle such sensitive subjects. It’s not easy to do but Ms Putman does it beautifully. I loved how the character uses her pain for someone else’s good. There’s great redemption there. The love story lightens the mood of the book and is a welcome addition to the plot line. I loved Chandler’s character. Another thing that Ms Putman does so well is to write characters responses and feelings to life events. She captures it so well. The Christian elements are tastefully added here and there and really add to the story instead of being over the top and distracting. The story starts a tad, not slow but kind of just wasn’t a serious ignore everything else and read type. Until about halfway through. I read the second half of the book in one sitting because it was just that — a book you drop everything to finish! Check this book out! You won’t be disappointed.
I received a copy of this book from BookLookBloggers and the publisher. This has in no way influenced my review. All thoughts are my own.