The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello — book 3 in the Raleigh Harmon series (Thomas Nelson, March 16, 2010), 338 pages
FBI agent Raleigh Harmon, a forensic geologist, is back in Richmond, Virginia, her hometown. This time, the case she’s handed appears to be a hate crime — a cross burning. Raleigh is a wounded character, surrounded by a cast of fully realized but also wounded people.
I read this right on the heels of book 2, The Rivers Run Dry. I’m glad to see Raleigh back in the setting that’s truly home for her.
Such a great reading experience. I blew through it and loved every second of it.
Reminds me of Monk or Veronica Mars (I know there are book series that fit this description too, but) in that the current case is compelling, yes, but what really drives the protagonist is an unsolved mystery of a more personal nature. I love that, although none of her problems are resolved overnight, we do see growth and change in Raleigh.
The Mountains Bow Down (book 4) in this ongoing series is expected to be released in 2011, and I hate that I have to wait so long to read it!
About the author
Before turning her hand to fiction, Sibella Giorello (blog: Reading, Running and Real Science) was a features reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch for more than 10 years; her work received two Pulitzer nominations.
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