The Clouds Roll Away

The Clouds Roll Away Raleigh Harmon s life seems as impossible to solve as the high profile case she s pursuing Closing her assignment with the FBI s Seattle office forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon returns to her hometo

  • Title: The Clouds Roll Away
  • Author: Sibella Giorello
  • ISBN: 9781595545343
  • Page: 162
  • Format: Paperback
  • Raleigh Harmon s life seems as impossible to solve as the high profile case she s pursuing.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 heRaleigh Harmon s life seems as impossible to solve as the high profile case she s pursuing.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.To make matters worse, Raleigh s personal life offers almost zero clarity Her former confidant is suddenly remote while her former boyfriend keeps popping up wherever she goes And then there s her mother Raleigh s move home was supposed to improve Nadine s fragile sanity, but instead seems to be making things worse.As the threads of the case begin crossing and double crossing, Raleigh is forced to rely on her forensic skills, her faith, and the fervent hope that a breakthrough will come, bringing with it that singular moment when the clouds roll away and everything finally makes sense.

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    1. This book was a solid 3 stars all the way through. I did the audio and it started off with an interview with the author. Those are usually at the end of an audiobook and therefore, easy to skip. But this one was at the beginning. Before I could hit the fast forward button, it was mentioned that she was from Alaska.which caught my attention because I'm from Alaska. I was impressed with how the author presented herself. She said she wanted to write a book she would want to read. She mixed mystery [...]

    2. I've now read this novel twice, and it's just as good the second time around as the first. Love Giorello's writing.

    3. While mystery/thriller-type books are not my usual read, I haven't had the best luck lately with my usual historical/romantic-type fiction, and there was something intriguing about this one, so when Phenix & Phenix Publicists offered me a complimentary review copy, I accepted. First of all, the author, Sibella Giorello can write, and write beautifully. I'm a rapid reader, I read for ideas, not details, as a general rule. I devour books, I don't generally savor them. Language is usually the m [...]

    4. The book was pretty good but I did not know it was Christian fiction until I was pretty far into it. It's tough to buy an FBI agent who is such a goody goody and a scientist who doesn't believe in evolution. I'm suppose to believe she can go undercover into an armed crack house but that she can't make eye contact with a man she is interested in? It felt like a 1960's censored TV show where the couples all sleep in twin beds, and we are supposed to pretend the world is different than it really is [...]

    5. For me this was more like 3.5 stars but closer to three than four, so that's why I gave it three. Interestingly enough, I read through chapter 7 of The Stones Cry Out and never had the desire to pick it up again, so I didn't. But then I'd read some positive things about this author's work and saw some nominations for awards and thought maybe I missed something. So I agreed to do a blog tour for this book. I did finish The Clouds Roll Away because I agreed to post a review for the tour, or I prob [...]

    6. How do you come back from being stuck in the boonies on a disciplinary assignment with a modicum of self-respect? When she comes home, FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon has to run that gauntlet and face Victoria Phaup, her supervisor who hates her.She’s back in her beloved Richmond, Virginia, assigned to a case and trying to keep her nose clean. Unfortunately that’s not going as well as she’d hoped. Phaup opens another investigation of her professional actions, which could send her back out [...]

    7. Raleigh Harmon is finally back home in Richmond, Virginia, after being sent to Seattle, Washington in disciplinary action. But she is hardly getting a warm welcome. Instead, her new supervisor seems to have it in for her, putting her on phone calls for a task force, and yet expecting her to devote full attention to a cross burning at a local celebrity’s mansion. Raleigh is having trouble getting to the bottom of the case too. The deeper she digs, the murkier the waters become, making her wonde [...]

    8. I haven't picked up a true suspense book since my Mary Higgins Clark high school days. I always found suspense books that fit under the "inspirational/Christian" heading to be too predictable or sugar coated. Sometimes a girl just wants a gritty book to scare a few years off her life. This is probably why I loved this book so much-it doesn't hold back the reality of investigating gruesome crimes or go with the obvious storyline. The Clouds Roll Away will have you guessing "who'dunnit" right up t [...]

    9. Sibella is a new to me author. WOW! This story was so true to life without any of the gore. I was pulled in from the very first page and kept on the edge of my seat the entire time. I like how she handled the racial issues, they weren't overdrawn out. I had no idea this book was part of a series prior to being asked to review it, or while I was reading it, this could easily stand alone. I am interested in getting the other books in the series to read as I really enjoyed this one. I would highly [...]

    10. Powerful & exciting Christian mystery. Looking forward to next in series. Well narrated. Highly recommended‼️

    11. I really liked this book. One reason: the solution to a one of the mysteries in the book is not at all what one might have expected. The characters are interesting. Also, this is can be classified as Christian fiction, but it doesn't have characters quoting scripture in situations where most of us wouldn't think to do that even if we had them memorized. Christian pastors are not main characters. In other words, it's not especially noticeable except in the best ways, that is no explicit sex or pe [...]

    12. I've read the 3 prequels and now the first 4 of the series. There were such small hints at Christianity that I wondered why this was classified as Christian Fiction. This book answered why. It was beautiful. I am really enjoying this series. I highly recommend it.

    13. Great story, great writing!I was hooked on this book by reading the sample. I love the authors style of writing and the story was compelling. I had a hard time putting this book down!

    14. Christian CSI is what these are. I enjoy the writing, the suspense, the unfolding of the clues and the conservative Christian values that serve as a strong foundation for each story. Another great read that ended way too soon.

    15. FBI Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is back in Richmond, and it's about time.In The Clouds Roll Away, our intrepid forensic geologist turned special agent finds herself once again embroiled in a racially charged federal crime. And, at first blush, everything seems normal, predictable: on the surface, the notorious Ku Klux Klan is on a crusade against a hip-hop mogul who has the audacity to move into and garishly rennovate a historically sensitive plantation along the hallowed James River; on the su [...]

    16. I’ve always been drawn to a well-written mystery or detective novel. Some of my favorite protagonists have been quirky, angst-ridden men and women detectives who delved into the seedy side of life to save those who couldn’t save themselves. However, these intense characters usually ended up in stories that were too graphic, and often too hopeless, for me to follow to their inevitable outcomes.After a while, I realized the view of life presented in these stories was oppressing my sense of opt [...]

    17. The second book, in Sibella Giorello's Raleigh Harmon series, The Clouds Roll Away finds Raleigh back in her hometown of Richmond, Virgina after closing her assignment in Seattle. She is immediately pulled in investigating a cross burning at a celebrities estate. With this new case and her still unhappy boss at the Bureau, Detective Harmon receives anything but a peaceful homecoming. The deeper Raleigh gets into the case the more she realizes there is more to be found. On top of everything at wo [...]

    18. One of the things I like most about Sibella Giorello (besides the fact that she has a very beautiful name) is her ability to mesh relevant stories and characters with old school settings. Her subject matter and locations always fascinate me. Sibella’s talent shines in this book where she takes readers on an exploration of hate crimes, racial tensions and an FBI case that could easily be taken from today’s headline news. No wonder this title made the “top ten pick of 2010” list on Booklis [...]

    19. The Clouds Roll Away is the third book in Sibella Giorello’s Raleigh Harmon series. FBI Special agent Raleigh is back in Richmond after a disciplinary transfer to Seattle for a year. She is happy to be home again, but before she can really settle in and get back to normal, a cross burning in front of the plantation house that a well-known black rapper has recently moved into, starts racial tensions soaring and brings unwelcome media attention to bear on how the case is handled. Her supervisor [...]

    20. The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giorello was a welcome read this holiday season. I found myself immersed in FBI Agent Raleigh Harmon's life from the very beginning. Because I am a recent convert to the Catholic Church, I loved the way Sibella describes the inner dialog that Raleigh has with herself throughout this riveting tale! I loved the imagery and I fell in love with Raleigh as a person.I'm not sure what will strike other readers from this story but for me, the relationship that Raleigh has [...]

    21. 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 Harm [...]

    22. 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 t [...]

    23. "The Clouds Roll Away" by Sibella Giorello is a Christian/Mystery that follows , Raleigh Harmon, a Forensic geologist agent as she works to solve a civil rights issue in Richmond, Virginia. Riddled with mature content that is not suitable for those who are more discerned with their reading content, "The Clouds Roll Away" is a gritty suspense story that, though it alludes to discussion of faith, faith plays more of a small part in a mostly suspense filled story.Although I felt the first few chapt [...]

    24. The Clouds Roll Away by Sibella Giroello is the third book in the Raleigh Harmon series about a Virginia FBI agent with a specialty in mineralogy. Raleigh has returned home from her exile in Washington and is assigned a hate crimes case against a high-profile rap star known for his philanthropy. Her boss hates her and regularly throws her scut jobs, including working the phones on a gang task force which leads to more troubles with authority as well as an up close and personal view of the gang m [...]

    25. Raleigh Harmon has just returned from a transfer with the FBI back to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia. On the heels of her homecoming, Raleigh finds herself in an investigation centering around a cross burning at a famous rapper’s home. Her boss is pushing her to solve the case as soon as possible and the deeper she digs, the more complicated things become. Raleigh also begins work on a gang task force. The lines between the two seemingly separate cases start to blur with each new developme [...]

    26. I started reading the clouds Roll Away before I found out that this book is part of a series. This book could be read as a stand alone book, however reading the first of the series and then going on from there would of got me more into this book I believe.I had some places where I got lost and had to go back to get caught up and other spots to me were a little drawn out. This book wasn't a bad book I did enjoy it after getting threw the middle of the book where I felt it dragged out. I think I w [...]

    27. My Thoughts:First off, I can't believe that I read book 3 in a series without reading 1 and 2is totally blows me away. I never read out of orderEVER. 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 first [...]

    28. This book started off kind of slow, but boy did it pick up and move along really fast. And I just found out this is the third book in a series. The first book is The Stones Cry Out, the second book Rivers Run Dry and due out Fall of 2010 is The Mountains Bow Down. Now I'm going to have to get the first 2 so I can find out what happens to Raleigh before. She has just come back from Settle where she was kind of banned for disciplinary problems with her last case. So now Raleigh is given a case tha [...]

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