Unholy Hunger by Heather James



About this book

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.



Unholy Hunger is not an easy book to read, nor is it a light read because it deals with difficult situations. Situations such as abduction, murder, child molesting and abuse, makes this one of the most heart-wrenching stories I’ve ever read. But it is a book I couldn’t put down after I started reading it. In her debut novel, Heather James clearly shows her expert writing skills by choosing a story with a difficult situation, abuse and murder of innocent children. My heart was breaking as I read Evelyn Barrett’s story of loosing her daughter.


This book is for those who love thrillers, with a little horror at times because of what happens. I encourage you to pick up a copy of Unholy Hunger to read for yourself.


A copy of this book was provided by Kregel Publishers. I was not required or expected to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.



Heather James is a practicing attorney and contributing columnist for the Bakersfield Californian newspaper, where she writes on marriage, family, and parenting matters. This is her first novel.

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