What if you could tell, simply be looking at someone, that they were evil? What if you could smell how off they were and could alert someone before anything happened? What if you had a supernatural ability to help fight evil?
In Heather James' first novel Unholy Hunger, her daughter is kidnapped and subsequently murdered. She goes it alone to find the killer and finds that she has the uncanny ability to spy evil when no one else can.
Now, Evelyn has a new lease on life. She's moving forward and trying to make a new life for herself. Until an old friend is the newest victim of a sadistic serial rapist and murderer. Then Evelyn begins a new hunt for evil.
I was able to read Heather James' first book and enjoyed it thoroughly. I was eager to see how the second book would come out. Hands of Darkness continues where the last left off, but is a stand alone book as well. She does an excellent job carrying the story forward but allowing it to stand on its own.
The book not only shares Evelyn's story, but it also shows us what the rapist is thinking and doing. I found that interesting and not distracting. In fact, it kept the story moving quickly, in my opinion.
We are able to meet Evelyn in a way I truly enjoyed. Her wit comes through with every thing she says. Oftentimes, even though this is a suspense novel, I found myself smiling over the comments she made. She's someone I would want to meet in real life.
Heather James does a great job of weaving her story and keeping the suspense building throughout. I enjoy a great page turner and especially one that will keep me thinking for days later...and looking over my shoulder.
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.