The Clouds Roll Away is Sibella Giorello’s second novel in her Raleigh Harmon series of novels. An FBI forensic geologist, Raleigh Harmon returns to her hometown of Richmond, Virginia after having been assigned to the Seattle office. She find herself investigating a cross burning at the estate of a celebrity all while never being able to please her boss. As she delves deeper into the investigation she begins to wonder who the true victims really are.
Her difficult transition back to the FBI’s Virginia office is only complicated by her mother’s fragile sanity and the pursuit of a former boyfriend.
It took me a bit to get into The Clouds Roll Away. Usually these type of suspense novels grab me near the beginning. I’m not sure if it was because I had not read the first in the Raleigh Harmon series, The Rivers Run Dry, but The Clouds Roll Away did capture my imagination after sticking with it.
I found the main character of Raleigh Harmon entertaining and her trials dealing with work and faith thought provoking. I do wish I had read the first in the series before reading this one, though. I feel like there were aspects of Raleigh’s background that I didn’t fully understand due to skipping the first novel.
All in all I do recommend The Clouds Roll Away. While it wasn’t my favorite Christian suspense I have read it was still an interesting and entertaining read.
Thank you to Thomas Nelson Publishers & Book Sneeze for the complimentary copy of this book for review.