Author: Sibrella Giorello
Publication Date: March 2010, Thomas Nelson
Source: Phenix & Phenix Literary Publicists
Synopsis from Goodreads:
Closing her assignment with the FBI's Seattle office, forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon returns to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia, expecting a warm welcome. Instead she finds herself investigating an ugly cross burning at a celebrity's mansion and standing in the crosshairs of her boss at the Bureau. And the deeper Raleigh digs into the case, the murkier the water becomes...until she's left wondering who the real victims might be.
First off, I can't believe that I read book 3 in a series without reading 1 and 2...this totally blows me away. I never read out of order...EVER. I really feel that it hindered my ability to enjoy this book. There were several references to Raleigh's past behavior which landed her in trouble with the FBI and caused her to be reassigned to Richmond. I felt the NEED to know the why and how and without those first two books under my belt I was a bit lost. I don't like this feeling at all....so first off, I want to recommend to the reader that you start with the first book in this series, The Stones Cry Out, and proceed from there. With all of that being said, I enjoyed the first 100 pages and the last 75....the middle dragged out for me and I felt like throwing in the towel, but I marched on because I can't stand not knowing what happens!! The conclusion was pretty awesome though and I loved how Giorello tied up all of the loose ends and surprised me with her ending.
Rating: 3/5 (ending saved this from being a 2.75)
Thank you to Amy Currie from Phenix & Phenix for sending me a review copy. I was not compensated for my review.
My thoughts on this book were in no way influenced by the author or publicist.
They are my personal reflections based solely on MY experience while reading this novel.
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