Welcome to our stop on the The Stars Shine Bright book blog tour, which ends today!
The Stars Shine Bright is the 5th book in the Raleigh Harmon series
Synopsis: After the FBI suspends her for bending rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon wants to redeem her career and re-start her life.
But when the Bureau offers her an undercover assignment, she's forced to take on a double-life. Sent to a thoroughbred horse track, Raleigh's supposed to find out who's fixing the races. But when horses start dying and her own life is threatened, she realizes something bigger-and more sinister-is ruining Emerald Downs.
And she's never felt more alone.
Her sole contact with the FBI is Special Agent Jack Stephanson, a guy who jumps from jerk to genuine friend on any given day. And Raleigh' family support is out of the question. For one, they're off-limits while she's undercover, and her mother stopped speaking to her after a psychotic breakdown sent her to a mental hospital. To add insult to isolation, Raleigh's fiance keeps demanding they start their life together-now-precisely when she's being ordered not to be herself.
With only days left before the track closes for the season, Raleigh races to stop the killing and find out who's behind it and why, all the while dealing with her fiance and trying to figure out if Jack is friend or foe-or something more. In the fifth book of the popular mystery series, Raleigh Harmon walks through the darkest night of her soul, and finds herself searching for a place where the starsshine bright.
Review: WOW- I literally tried to read this ENTIRE book in one sitting. REALLY tried. But my eyes couldn't handle it after a busy day, so I ended up 2 chapters shy. SIGH. It was PURE 100% torture not being able to finish it til the next afternoon! Talk about a fast paced romp of a mystery! I was hooked from Chapter one!
We've always had a love for horse racing in our family, so the plot with problems at the track, and the focus on the back stables was really interesting. Then you had the whole FBI agent from the South, out of place on the West coast, coupled with some great chemistry between characters. And a whomping final roller coaster ride as the mystery explodes into a totally different direction than you thought, and all the pieces fall together, and you go, oh duh, and hit your head! Even the forensic geology was interesting and educational!
if you're looking for a different type of female lead character, Raleigh is the girl for you! I can't wait to run off and read the 4 previous books! keep an eye for this one- I can sense a TV series in the making! And this one is getting passed around, before it ends up on the Top Shelf Giveaway. Sorry guys, you'll have to buy your own copy, or check out the library's, if you want to read it sooner!
About the Author: 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 writer 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.
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