Monday, February 28, 2011
"The Mountains Bow Down" by Sibella Giorello
An Alaskan cruise vacation puts Raleigh Harmon in the middle of a murder. As an FBI agent, her skills and observations tell her that this is not a suicide, as others think, and she embarks on an investigation to prove it. What is standing in her way? Time - she has five days; Geert - a Dutch policeman who works for the cruise line; Milo Carpenter - actor and husband of the dead woman; consulting on an actual movie; and Jack Stephanson - FBI agent assigned to help her, and someone with whom she has a history; just to name a few. She is also recently engaged, but is having trouble thinking about DeMott. Is she truly in love with him? Will Raleigh trust anyone to help with the investigation? Will the killer be caught or go free?
This book is the first of a series by Sibella Giorello that I have read, and I plan on reading more. Her writing style is inviting with a story and characters that keep you following along. I loved the pictures she painted in my mind of Alaska, the cruise ship, and the characters. This book is a wonderful choice for lovers of murder mysteries that have a splash of romance. Reading groups can also have fun discussing this one. Thank you to the Book Sneeze Program for the opportunity to read and review this book.