Series: Hidden Justice #3
Published by Thomas Nelson on October 16, 2018
Also in this series: Beyond Justice
Also by this author: Imperfect Justice
Purchase on: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Books A Million, The Book Depository, Barnes & Noble
Jaime Nichols went to law school determined to find the voice she never had as a child and then use it to protect the innocent. Though she currently works as a criminal defense attorney, she believes she’ll best protect the innocent by first understanding how the other side works. But just as a figure from her past is rising to prominence, she is removed from all her cases . . . and can’t help but feel that she’s lost her voice once again.
Chandler Bolton is retired military and now works with returning troops to help ease the transition back to civilian life. He and his dog also work with children who need a safe place, but he’s convinced the brash and edgy Jaime is not the voice they need.
Jaime knows that another child is being threatened just like she was. With Chandler’s help, can she protect her . . . and find the justice she was denied all those years ago?
Delayed Justice by Cara Putman was an interesting book to read. Jamie Nichols was hurt by someone who was supposed to protect her when she was a child and she has been carrying this hurt ever since. As an attorney, she is determined to protect girls and women in the path of harm and to provide them with a voice, a voice she never felt she had as a child.
We also meet Chandler Bolton who is a retired veteran. He became tasked with helping a young victim who must testify in court. Chandler had a therapy dog named Aslan who helps the victim. When Jamie and Chandler first meet they don’t do so on great terms, but their relationship develops as the story progresses.
This was an interesting story in which Putman did a nice job developing the characters and storyline. Jamie had honest conversations about her faith and her pain was felt through the pages.
Guest Post from Cara
Delayed Justice was a hard story to write.
I’d known from Beyond Justice that Jaime had a hard story, but I wasn’t sure exactly what it was. She tried to hide from her past. She tried hard, but in the end it slowly spilled out. A young girl wounded deeply by someone who should protect her. And now as a professional young woman, Jaime is still fighting the shadows.
She believes she’s okay, or as okay as she’ll ever be.
Instead, she has to learn that there’s so much more waiting for her. Freedom from the chains of a past she didn’t choose. A love that will never end. And a God who has always loved her even when she questions His existence because of her past.
I think we’ve all lived that. There’s a place in our hearts that seems beyond His reach. For some of us, it’s a barrier to knowing Him. To others of us, it makes us question what we thought we knew about God. And for others of us, it presses us deeply into Him. Jaime’s book, Delayed Justice, explores this space. The space where some days we scream at the heavens Where are you, God? And the days we just curl into ourselves because life is too hard.
And in that space of shadow and light, God ultimately shines brightest. This is a truth that is slowly revealed through friends and The Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe.
To celebrate her tour, Cara is giving away a grand prize package that includes a Courage Dear Heart bracelet, a The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe print, a copy of Delayed Justice, and a box of Turkish Delight!!
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