Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Clouds Roll Away - a Litfuse Review

The Clouds Roll Away, written by Sibella Giorello, was an awesome book. It was a thriller mystery with a hint of romance thrown in. At a little over 300 pages, this book was a pretty quick read for the most part. At first, I had a hard time sorting through all of the characters in the story, but after going over some of the story again, I was good to go. It could've been the fact that I've been interrupted multiple times during the reading of this book, so I won't put Sibella at fault for my confusion!

The story revolves around Raleigh Harmon, the main character in the story whose life has been dealt some pretty sad cards. As if the murder of her father, a boss transferring her out of state, a kooky mother, indifferent sister, and issues with a previous beau were not enough for Raleigh to shoulder, she also is now thrust a difficult case as an FBI agent. Bigotry abounds in her area of the US, and a hate crime was committed. Now it's up to her to solve the mystery and line up her suspects--BEFORE the new year--or else! With limited time and multiple problems caging her in, Raleigh's adrenaline heats up as the problems all come crashing in at once.

This story had me sitting on the edge of my seat the entire time. As soon as I had the crime pegged to someone, my discovery was proven incorrect. I love reading a story that has some unpredictability thrown in!

I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves a good mystery. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

Here's the run-down of what I think of the book:
Ease of reading ..................... 4/5
Supporting Details ................ 5/5
Sufficient Length ................... 5/5
Ability to hold my interest ... 5/5
Overall Impression ........ 4.5/5

Also, Sibella is having a giveaway! If you're interested in sweepstakes, you will want to take part in this one! Here's what you can win:

One Grand Prize winner will receive:

  • Latest Generation KINDLE with Wi-Fi
  • $25 gift certificate to
To enter simply click on the icon on the front page of my blog. Winner will be announced January 3, 2011 on Sibella's blog:
The giveaway has now ended.

If you're interested in reading more reviews on this wonderful novel, click the link below!

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 website,

I received The Clouds Roll Away as a complimentary gift in exchange for review from Litfuse Publicity Group

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