The Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello

The Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello, Raleigh Harmon book 2 (Thomas Nelson, 2009), 336 pages

Raleigh Harmon was transferred to Seattle as a disciplinary measure — that’s the farthest her boss could find from her Virginia home. She (and her mom) are staying with her kooky aunt, and life at the FBI field office isn’t exactly hunky dory. Raleigh’s new coworkers are giving her a hard time; can she really trust them? The Case: A rich college girl disappeared. Her parents are convinced she was kidnapped (and they don’t want to alert the media), but all initial signs point to her running off to Vegas.

This book is the second in a series. The first, The Stones Cry Out, I haven’t read, unfortunately (and I think it may be out of print). When I saw the third book was coming out, I moved this one to the top of my pile.

Raleigh is a strong female lead. She’s not without her flaws, but she’s also not averse to growth. Before becoming a field agent, she was a geologist, working in the FBI’s mineralogy lab. Even though this book is set in the Seattle area, the book has a great Southern vibe. This might seem really random, but I loved all the descriptions of clouds in the book.

What a ride! I seriously loved this book, I enjoyed every minute in its pages. And when I finished it, I immediately picked up the next one. That doesn’t happen very often, but when it does, isn’t it awesome? 😀

I didn’t have any trouble picking up Raleigh’s story with this second book. I’d still like to read the first, though. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more of Giorello’s work.

About the author
Sibella Giorello began writing as a features reporter for newspapers and magazines. Her stories won numerous awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She won a Christy award for The Stones Cry Out. She lives in Washington state with her husband and family.

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6 responses to “The Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello

  1. When series are well written you can read them out of order like that. Too bad the first one’s not available.

  2. Too bad that the first one is out of print if the third one is coming out! Sounds like a promising series.

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