[LitFuse Blog Tour&Review] The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello (and info on a contest!)

Posted 25 March, 2011 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

About the Book:
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.

But when a passenger goes missing and winds up dead, Raleigh’s vacation suddenly gets lost at sea. The ship’s security chief tries to rule the death a suicide, but Raleigh’s forensics background points to a much darker conclusion: Somewhere onboard, a ruthless murderer walks free.

Engulfed by one of her toughest cases yet, Raleigh requests assistance from the FBI and receives her nemesis-perpetual ladies man Special Agent Jack Stephanson. As the cruise ship sails through the Inside Passage, Raleigh has five days to solve a high-profile murder, provide consultation for a movie filming onboard, and figure out her increasingly complicated feelings for Jack-who might not be such a jerk after all.

And that’s only her work life. Family offers even more challenges. Joined on the cruise by her mother and aunt, Raleigh watches helplessly as disturbing rifts splinter her family.

Like the scenery that surrounds the cruise ship, Raleigh discovers a situation so steep and so complex that even the mountains might bow down.

About the Author:

Sibella Giorello grew up in Alaska and majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College. After riding a motorcycle across the country, she worked as a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. Her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. She now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons. Find out more about Sibella and her other books at her website. www.sibellagiorello.com .

My Review:
This is a FANTASTIC addition to the Raleigh Harmon novels. Sibella Giorello’s talent shines through her works of fiction as she creates yet another suspenseful mystery for her readers. Her work is masterful, as she adds bits and pieces of humor to keep the reader hooked, lots of tense moments to keep the reader on the edge of their seats and guessing what’s next.

Newly engaged FBI Agent Raleigh Harmon needs to get away to make sure things will be all right, and she’s making the right choice. But, once she boards the boat, she’s not quite as “away” as she thinks….a MOB turns up and it’s a suicide attempt….of is it? From page one, Sibella Giorello pulls the reader in when the suspense begins. You’re following Raleigh on her cruise, you’re helping her rely on God to work the case out and her life questions, and you’re helping with the clues-what ones that Raleigh can find! From the first page to the last page, Raleigh’s work and FBI talents shine through.

If you love mysteries, then you’ll LOVE the Raleigh Harmon novels. This one is worthy of 5 stars and doesn’t let the reader down. While each can easily be read as a stand alone, it’s best to read them in order. Sibella Giorello and her complex character, Raleigh Harmon, are here to stay and I’m anxious for the fourth addition, The Stars Shine On– due March 2012!

Sibella’s Cruise Giveaway:
Sibella’s celebrating the release of The Mountains Bow Down by giving away a Cruise prize pack worth over $500.00!

One Grand Prize winner will receive:
  • A $500 gift certificate toward the cruise of their choice from Vacations To Go.
  • The entire set of the Raleigh Harmon series.
Then tell your friends. And enter soon – the giveaway ends on 4/1! The winner will be announced at Sibella’s Raleigh Harmon Book Club Party on FB April 5th, 2011! Don’t miss the fun – prizes, books and gab!
About the Facebook Party: Join Sibella and fans of the Raleigh Harmon series on April 5th at 5:00 pm PST (6 MST, 7 CST & 8 EST) for a Facebook Book Club Party. Sibella will be giving away some fun prizes, testing your trivia skills and hosting a book chat about the Raleigh Harmon books. Have questions you’d like to chat about – leave them on the Event page.
Blog Tour Schedule can be found here
Purchase your copy here

*This book was provided for review by LitFuse Group*

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