Wednesday, March 30, 2011

The Mountains Bow Down by Sibella Giorello

Book Description:
Even Alaska can't give Raleigh Harmon a vacation from her job as an FBI forensic geologist. — A cruise to Alaska sounds like the perfect vacation--it's a geologist's dream and will give Raleigh space to sort out her feelings about her recent engagement. But before the ship even reaches its first port, a case manages to find her. The producer of a movie that's being filmed onboard goes missing and is then discovered hanging from the railing. Suicide seems to be the cause, but Raleigh quickly realizes the pieces don't add up. When the Seattle field office sends Jack Stephanson to assist her in the investigation, her personal uncertainty skyrockets. Why is it that she forgets to even call her fiance back in Virginia. And Jack seems to know her as well as she knows herself. She'll have to wait to sort out those feelings, though, because she and Jack only have five days before the cruise ends to solve this case.

My Thoughts:

This was a really good book. It was my first by this author and this is the 3rd in her series but I wasn't lost with the characters or what was going on. Raleigh is taking a cruise vacation which is interrupted when there is a murder that the captain wants to rule a suicide. She needs help and who does the office send but Jack Stephanson, one of the main points of confusion in her life! She is engaged to her high school sweetheart, but very much attracted to Jack. Her mother has serious issues she has to contend with all while trying to find a murderer before time runs out!

Raleigh was a great character. The more I read, the more she seemed like a real person! The humor in the book was good and somewhat unexpected. The suspense wasn't overwhelming but a good mix of expected and unexpected events. All in all, I want to read the first two in the series now!

I rate this book a 4/5. A really good read!

Thank you to Litfuse for the review copy of this book. I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.


  1. I reviewed this book too and enjoyed it. Have a great week! :O)