Book Description: To the world it seems obvious: Kaylene Adams killed her daughter and then was shot by police. Attorney Emilie Wesley knows a different story: Kaylene would never hurt anyone and was looking for a way out of a controlling, abusive relationship. Her death shakes Emilie’s belief that she can make a difference for women in violent marriages. Self-doubt plagues her as she struggles to continue her work in the wake of the tragedy.
Reid Billings thought he knew his sister—right up until he learned how she died. He discovers a letter from Kaylene begging him to fight for custody of her daughters if anything should happen to her. No attorney in her right mind would support an uncle instead of the father in a custody case, but Kaylene’s letter claims Emilie Wesley will help him.
Thrown together in a race to save Kaylene’s surviving daughter, Emily and Reid pursue the constantly evasive truth. If they can hang on to hope together, can they save a young girl—and find a future for themselves in the process?
My Thoughts: Imperfect Justice is the second book in the Hidden Justice collection.
I read the first book, Beyond Justice, and each of these stand alone novels are about women and the law and how women help each other.
This was quite an interesting story.
An abusive husband and a wife/mother who is believed guilty of killing her daughter.
This was an emotional read. How can a mother kill her child?
Well, as attorney Emilie Wesley knows. She can't or didn't. But to prove that a dead mother is innocent is hard to prove.
Then Reid Billings the brother of the deceased woman knows a whole different story of Kaylene's life, too.
So, when Emilie is approached by Reid she knows this may be the hardest case she will or has ever prosecuted.
The story of an abusive marriage and a demented man who claims to love his family but is so abusive he can kill a child.
Reid and Emilie strive to protect the living daughter.
What a story!
*This book was provided for review by the Fiction Guild*