Release Date: March 2010
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Author Site: http://www.sibellagiorello.com/
My Rating: 4.25/5
Source: Received for review from Phenix & Phenix Publicity
Here’s another review that I waited WAY too long to write… and this time I’m actually pretty peeved at myself because I really enjoyed THE CLOUDS ROLL AWAY. I knew beforehand that the book was considered Christian Fiction and while I’m slowly starting to introduce myself to the genre, it still shocks the crap out of me when I find one that exceeds all of my expectations.
THE CLOUDS ROLL AWAY is a mystery/suspense/thriller that had me addicted to it in the first few chapters. Raleigh Harmon is a forensic geologist (how odd and cool is that?!?) who is returning home to Richmond, Virginia after finishing up a shaky case in Seattle. She returns to a new boss that wants nothing more than to sit her butt at a desk piled under mountains of paperwork, and a high-profile investigation that she wasn’t expecting to get a shot at. The case seems to be just another hate crime in the South but there is so much more than what is on the surface and it takes everything Raleigh has, including her faith, to keep her afloat.
I fully admit that I loved Raleigh. I can’t remember a lot of details about the novel but I know I enjoyed Raleigh’s personality and getting to know her. Apparently this isn’t the first book by Sibella Giorello that features Raleigh in it. I can’t figure out which installment THE CLOUDS ROLL AWAY is in her series however, which is a little frustrating. But besides that, I know I want more of Raleigh Harmon and I want it now!
I’m sorry I’m so sparse on details but a lot of it is so hazy now. I do know that (1) I want more by Sibella Giorello, especially if it features Raleigh and (2) don’t let the fact that this is Christian Fiction sway anyone from picking this one up. You definitely won’t be disappointed if you like mystery/thrillers!!