Monday, December 20, 2010

The Clouds Roll Away

Thank you to litFuse Group for providing this book in exchange for my honest review.

I was fascinated when I first heard about this book. I hadn't ready anything by Sibella Giorello yet so I headed to the library. I found the second book in this series (this is the 3rd book) and read that prior to reading this one. I was hooked. I must admit I absolutely loved the fact that if you haven't read the other books you do feel a bit left out. I hate reading books in a series and having each subsequent book rehash the previous ones.

This book deals with some tough issues. I love the fact that the way she writes is completely unique. I haven't read anything like this in a while. I'm not completely in love with the series as it feels sad to me. I like to be carried away to happy endings when I read and this is a bit more "real life." All the problems don't go away in the end. There is a "running mystery/problem" which, I feel, adds an extra layer of interest. I also really enjoy her main character and her acceptance of the uniqueness of those in her life. I feel this was well written and I definitely did not predict the ending.

Check it out and tell me what you think and check out these other reviews!

About Sibella: 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 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

About The Clouds Roll Away: Forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon returns home for Christmas but discovers Richmond, Virginia running low on goodness and light.

Although her exemplary service in Seattle lifted her disciplinary transfer, Raleigh lands a hometown civil rights case riddled with problems that could get her sent away again. When she helps out a fellow cop, her life goes on the line, forcing her undercover in a sting operation. As Raleigh realizes the lines are crossing and double-crossing, her domestic life starts to unravel. Her mother's mental health cracks like ice, her closest friend grows cold, and her old boyfriend DeMott comes a-calling, hoping for more than chestnuts by an open fire.

While the city glows with Christmas lights and carols, Raleigh is forced to rely on her sharpest skills to stay alive, hoping for that one clear moment when everything makes sense and the clouds roll away.

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