From the publisher:
Evelyn Barrett wants to die. As long as her daughter's murderer dies with her, she is ready to go. Why did this man--this stranger--destroy her family? Why has he not been brought to justice? Why is she forced to live a life of anger and grief? Amid a million questions she cannot answer, Evelyn knows one thing for sure: this murderer must be punished for his crime.
Before it all, she was a successful attorney who won all the hard cases. Now that the case is personal, Evelyn will stop at nothing to seek her own version of justice. When another girl goes missing, Evelyn plows forward, ignoring the warnings from police detectives, the pleas of her grief-stricken husband, and the strange, almost supernatural tingles that tug at her. But as she follows the stench of evil, Evelyn learns that the hardest thing she will have to face may not be the death of her child after all. Perhaps the harder lesson is this: the ultimate truth--of crime and verdict, of life and death--cannot be swayed by a mother's revenge.
In this first book of a new, page-turning series, a woman will be brought to her limits before she finally recognizes the movement of the Holy Spirit and reconnects with the source of true peace.
Heather James does a fantastic job in her novel, Unholy Hunger. When the publisher calls this a "page-turner," they hit it straight on. I read this book in under two days and I spent most of the last day simply reading. It's been a long time since I've picked up a book and couldn't put it down. I was drawn in to the story line and wanted to find the killer almost as badly.
The subject matter of the book hits home for me as I'm sure it would for many parents. Your child is lost to you forever and to a murder no less. How does one get past that? Not only is it a story of vengeance - holy and unholy - it tackles the hard topic of grief. I've never lost a child, but it's one of my biggest fears and one I have to give to God a lot.
I really can't put it to words how much this book impacted me. Yes, it was a book of fiction, but it's one that makes me think. What would I do if something this horrific ever happened to me? Would I take on the world as Evelyn does or would I seemingly hide from it all as her husband does? I pray I never have to answer that question.
This was a five star book for me. One I thoroughly enjoyed and I'm looking forward to the next one in the series.
You can check out the first three chapters of the book online.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of the book through the Kregel Publications Blog Tour program. I was not compensated in any other way. All opinions stated above are mine alone.