Unholy Hunger - Reviewed

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Unholy Hunger: A Novel (Lure of the Serpent #1) by Heather James

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.
My Thoughts: 
Evy and Eddie had a near perfect life with their little girl Corrine. Until the day that the nanny falls asleep at the park and Corrine is taken by a man who asks her one question, what color is your hair . . . a game that she plays with her daddy, and she says Lellow and he takes her, and that is the last anyone sees of Corrine.
Evy is a mess as any mother would be, however she becomes a drugged, zombie. She pops Valium like it is candy to numb the pain, and it just makes her angrier at the man who killed her daughter. She not once gets upset at the nanny who fell asleep.
Evy is a lawyer and she violates so many laws it is ridiculous. I am a mom of six yet I could not identify with her at all. She was constantly battling with her husband Eddie, who was only trying to get her to see reason and be there for her.
Sadly I can't recommend this book.

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