19 April 2020

Flight Risk | Book Review + Giveaway


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?

Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: April 7, 2020


Enjoy a wild ride in Cara Putman’s newest legal thriller, Flight Risk!

Attorney Savannah Daniels has a lot on her plate, managing her own law firm, a particularly challenging lawsuit, and the safety of her beloved niece. Journalist Jett Glover only complicates matters when he publishes a story portraying her ex-husband (also, her niece’s father) in a scandalous light. As a plane crash, a car accident, and several mysterious deaths add to the chaos surrounding them, they must work to see behind the facade and find the truth they so desperately need.

Flight Risk seems a little chaotic and over the top, at times, working to tie multiple story threads together. Still, it proves to be an engaging story from beginning to end. I enjoyed getting to know both Savannah and Jett. Their relationship is a bit rushed, but oh so sweet and makes a lot of sense, and their perspectives through everything show growth, hope, and understanding. 

All in all, a solid legal thriller from Putman.

(FYI: I did borrow the audiobook through hoopla. The narrator performs the voices in a way that makes it difficult to distinguish Savannah from male characters. Frequently, I found myself a little confused about who-said-what in moments of dialogue.)


I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


Since the time she could read Nancy Drew, Cara has wanted to write mysteries. In 2005 she attended a book signing at her local Christian bookstore. The rest, as they say, was history. There she met a fellow Indiana writer Colleen Coble. With prompting from her husband, Cara shared her dream with Colleen. Since those infamous words, Cara’s been writing award-winning books. She is currently writing book 33 and dreaming up future books, not hard when she sees what-ifs everywhere.

Cara Putman is an active member of ACFW and gives back to the writing community through her service on Executive Board. She has also been the Indiana ACFW chapter president and served as the Area Coordinator for Indiana.

Cara is also an attorney, full-time lecturer at a Big Ten university, active in women’s ministry, and all around crazy woman. Crazy about God, her husband and her kids that is. She graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (Go Huskers!), George Mason Law School, and Purdue University’s Krannert School of Management.


To celebrate her tour, Cara is giving away the grand prize package of a Vera Bradley travel cosmetics set, a journal for capturing vacation memories, a copy of Flight Risk, and a bracelet. Enter below, and be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway.



  1. I have enjoyed the tour and learning about the book.

  2. This sounds like an intriguing read. I like that it takes place in Washington D.C., one of my favorite places.

  3. Thanks so much for listening to the book. I haven't received my audiobook copy yet, so it's interesting to hear your take on it.

  4. I'm listening to it now. Loving it, though I agree sometimes Savannah's voice is quite low and hard to distinguish as a woman.

  5. Flight Risk sounds really good. I've read some of Cara's other books and enjoyed them.

  6. nice review