Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Flight Risk by Cara Putman {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

Bestselling author Cara Putman returns with a romantic legal thriller that will challenge the assumptions of truth tellers everywhere.
Savannah Daniels has worked hard to build her law practice, to surround herself with good friends, and to be the loyal aunt her troubled niece can always count on. But since her ex-husband’s betrayal, she has trouble trusting anyone.
Jett Glover’s father committed suicide over a false newspaper report that ruined his reputation. Now a fierce champion of truth, Jett is writing the story of his journalism career—an international sex-trafficking exposé that will bring down a celebrity baseball player and the men closest to him, including Savannah’s ex-husband.
When Jett’s story breaks, tragedy ensues. Then a commercial airline crashes, and one of Savannah’s clients is implicated in the crash. Men connected to the scandal, including her ex, begin to die amid mysterious circumstances, and Savannah’s niece becomes an unwitting target.
Against their better instincts, Jett and Savannah join ranks to sort the facts from fiction. But can Savannah trust the reporter who threw her life into chaos? And can Jett face the possibility that he’s made the biggest mistake of his life?

Since the time I could read Nancy Drew, I have wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 I attended a book signing at my local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, is history. There I met Colleen Coble. With prompting from my husband, I shared my dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, I've been writing award-winning books with the count currently at 31 published and more in the works.

In addition to writing, I am a mom of four, attorney, lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women's ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, my husband, and my kids. I graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!), George Mason Law School, and Purdue University's MBA program. You can learn more about my books at http://www.caraputman.com. And if you'd like a copy of my legal suspense novella, Dying for Love, simply connect with me here (http://www.caraputman.com/contact/) , and I'll send you the link.

I have had the chance to read one or two of Cara Putnam's previous books and as a fan of Christian suspense, really enjoyed them. As such, I knew I had to read her newest book- Flight Risk.

While some books grab me right from the beginning, this one was a bit of a slow burn. Sure, there was plenty going on to grab my attention right from the start... but it took me just a bit longer to really feel invested in the lives of the character and the drama happening in that moment. While this could have just been based on my mood at the time of reading, I believe it was a combination of a few other factors. First, there was a lot going on to keep up with. Jett's article. Savannah's case. Her family. The plane crash. Was it related? How did it all go together? I also found myself a little confused as to some of the technical aspects of Savannah's case and exactly what this technology was and how it worked.

Still, it didn't keep me from enjoying the story. While I still can't say I ever completely understood the case aspects, it really didn't matter. And all those goings on and questions to how it all went together? Well, they did eventually draw me further into the story. I had to read on to see how it would end and to answer all my questions. And I'm so glad I did. There were some great twists and turns that had me guessing right through until the end. The suspense was great and had me at the edge of my seat, but of course I enjoyed the romance too. This one gives us just enough romance to satisfy the romantic in me, without being too much for those who just prefer the suspense... the perfect balance.

Overall, this was a great read with a unique mystery that kept me guessing. If you love a good suspense, this is one you'll want to check out!


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