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The Mountains Bow Down (2011)

by Sibella Giorello(Favorite Author)
3.92 of 5 Votes: 4
1595545352 (ISBN13: 9781595545350)
Thomas Nelson Publishers
Raleigh Harmon Mystery
review 1: Everything's going to work out. Time away always makes things better . . .That's what FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon believes as she boards a cruise to Alaska. A land of mountains and gems and minerals, the Last Frontier is a dream destination for this forensic geologist who's hoping to leave behind a hectic work schedule and an engagement drained of romance.My thoughts and ReviewWow! Just happened to pick this book up at the library because the cover and Bio intrigued me and glad I did.This story was a go getter from the beginning.Raleigh is on a cruise to Alaska as she is supposed to be getting some relaxation when she is not working with a picture company filming there.Her vacation plans are blown to hell right from the beginning as she walks upon a dead body hanging ... moreover the ship that seems like a suicide but, upon further investigations it looks to be foul play.Being a FBI agent she dives right in the investigation. She calls her boss at home and he sends an agent to assist her.Her assistant seems to be a distraction for he a bit as they seem to have have had past encounters which your are not quite certain were good or bad.Raleigh being a FBI agent is also a gemologist which will help in solving this crime along the way.You could not help but love Raleigh's character she was a take charge kind of gall.There was so much going on in this story you had to pay attention because, things happened rather quickly.I can say that at any point in this story I did not had a clear suspicious thought about who the killer was.In this story there were so many twists and turns that one clue or clues never really pointed to anyone in particular at any given moment which kept me turning the pages to find out what happen next.Book was very intriguing as Raleigh took you with her on her journey to solve this crime. I have to say it was a surprise ending for me learning at the tail end of the story to learn who dun-it the suspense was killing me. Totally enjoyable read for me a good mystery to pass the time to. I will be looking into Sibella's past novels to read for sure...A Recommend read for all....
review 2: I enjoyed the story very much. And I really liked that Giorello didn't waste my time describing Raleigh's looks. That is so refreshing. For some reason, the physical descriptions of female leads are usually given ad infinitum. (Who really cares about the character's height, weight, cup size, and hair and eye color?) Here's an author with a story to tell, and she does a marvelous job telling it. Raleigh's personal situation with her mother is as fascinating as the murder mystery Raleigh is working on solving.This is the third book in the series, but the first one that I read. I'll definitely go back and read the others. less
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I won this book on the "first read" giveaway. I am anxiously waiting for it to come in the mail.
I won this book from First Reads. Looks like a good book. Thank you.
Another good, edge of your seat, Raleigh Harmon mystery.
I really enjoy this series!
Good writer
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