The Stars Shine Bright
By: Sibella Giorello
More about the book:
After the FBI suspends her for bending its rules, Special Agent Raleigh Harmon is looking for a chance to redeem her career and re-start her life.
Sent undercover to a thoroughbred horse track, Raleigh takes on a double life to find out who’s fixing the races. But when horses start dying and then her own life is threatened, Raleigh realizes something bigger—and more sinister—is ruining Emerald Meadows.
She’s never felt more alone.
Her one contact with the FBI is Special Agent Jack Stephanson, a guy who seems to jump from antagonistic to genuine friend depending on the time of day. And she can’t turn to her family for support. They’re off-limits while she’s undercover, and her mother isn’t speaking to her anyway, having been confined to a mental hospital following a psychotic breakdown. Adding insult to her isolation, Raleigh’s fiancé wants them to begin their life together—now—precisely when she’s been ordered not to be herself.
With just days left before the season ends, Raleigh races to stop the killing and find out who’s behind the track’s trouble, all the while trying to determine if Jack is friend or foe, and whether marrying her fiancé will make things better—or worse.
Raleigh is walking through the darkest night she’s faced, searching for a place where the stars shine bright.
MY THOUGHTS ON THIS BOOK
Wow, this is my first book of this author, and I really want to read the first four books in this series! Sibella Giorello is a truly gifted and talented writer, and I love, love this book, “The Stars Shine Bright.”
I thoroughly enjoyed FBI Agent Raleigh Harmon and her exciting adventures as she poses as the daughter of a rich race horse owner. Her stable owner aunt and FBI agent Jack Stephanson ends up keeping her on her toes. I really grew to love Raleigh, I like her spunk, her courage and witty attitude. And she has a heart of gold that will draw anyone in. And the rest of the cast of characters were all so real like, it was like something happening in my own neighborhood!
I am only sorry that it took me this long to read a Sibella Giorello book, but I will sure be on the lookout for what she has in the future.
I highly recommend this book, as well as the first four books in this series, A Raleigh Harmon Novel. Go out a grab a copy of these five books, and you will be in readers heaven for a while.!
I want to thank the publisher, Thomas Nelson and Litfuse Publity Group for providing a copy of this book for me to read and review. I was not expected or required to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are mine only.
Meet Sibella Giorello:
Sibella Giorello grew up in the mountains of Alaska admiring the beauty and nature that surrounded her. She majored in geology at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts hoping to learn more about the landscape she loved back home. From there Sibella followed a winding path, much like the motorcycle ride she took across the country, which led to her true love, journalism.
She found herself in Seattle writing for rock-n-roll magazine and earned a journalism degree from the University of Washington before heading south to the land of great stories.
In Virginia, Sibella became a features writer for the Richmond Times-Dispatch. It was there she also met her husband and would hear Jesus whispering her name at a tent revival.
Sibella started writing about Raleigh Harmon as a way to keep her love of story-telling alive while staying at home with her young sons. As a journalist and author, her stories have won state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize. The Stones Cry Out, the first Raleigh Harmon novel, won a Christy award for debut novel in 2008. Sibella now lives in Washington state with her husband and sons.
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