Sunday, August 5, 2012

Win a Kindle Fire from Sibella Giorello in "The Stars Shine Bright" Giveaway (+ my review)

 
Novelist Sibella Giorello is celebrating the release of the latest book in her praiseworthy Raleigh Harmon series by giving away a Kindle Fire! 



One grand prize winner will receive:


  • A brand new Kindle Fire


  • The entire 5-book Raleigh Harmon series.
  • Hurry, the giveaway ends on 8/25/12. The winner will be announced on 8/27/12 on Sibella's blog!

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    My review: 
    The Stars Shine Bright (A Raleigh Harmon Novel) by Sibella Giorello is a riveting suspense novel featuring Raleigh Harmon, FBI agent, in this fifth novel of the series.  Raleigh is looking to redeem her career by going undercover to find out why horses are dying at Washington's largest thoroughbred racetrack, Emerald Meadows.  She poses as the niece of Eleanor Anderson, owner of the Hot Tin Barn.  She is not allowed to contact any family and her case agent, Jack, sometimes helps or hinders how she wants to do her job.  Raleigh immediately encounters sinister happenings when she spends the night in the stall of a sick horse and a fire is set.  The next day a strange device is found at the starting line of a race causing a horse to falter and later die.  Raleigh is determined to find who is behind these mysterious acts before she is tagged as the suspect herself!  She takes long road trips to have mud tested at a forensic geology lab and when another horse is kidnapped Raleigh plays a cat and mouse game to find the responsible person.  And when the FBI questions her techniques, she quits her job and runs full force to catch the culprit herself.  Will Raleigh be able to prove who is behind all the trouble at the track?

    At first I was overwhelmed at the technical language of the FBI and the large amount of characters (owners, trainers, jockeys, managers) at the racetrack.  However as I read this fast paced thriller, I enjoyed the descriptive language that gave life to this story.  Sibella has a unique writing style using many unfamiliar words, but in way that helped me understand their meaning.  I was kept on the edge of my seat.  There was a lot of detail in this book that was a little hard to follow, but I would love to read the rest of the novels in this series and I would highly recommend this author.

    *This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

    7 comments:

    rubynreba said...

    You are giving away some really good books! I'd like to read this suspense novel.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

    Annette W. said...

    I like suspense and think this sounds a.bit different.

    Thissimplemom at gmail dot com

    ♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

    I read The Rivers Run Dry by her and it was so good! I'd love to read this one, and some of her other books as well.
    Carolsue
    Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

    Judy said...

    I love suspense! Once again this is a new author to me. If I should win The Stars Shine Bright I would be delighted.

    Blessings!
    Judy judyjohn2004(at)yahoo(dot)

    Thank you for having this 6 book giveaway!

    gail said...

    thanks for this giveaway! i'd love this bc i love the suspense genre
    gkuroda(at)gmail(dot)com

    Lane Hill House said...

    I read historical fiction and am not a suspense reader, but would like to try this one! Please enter me in the drawing. Thank you.
    lanehillhouse[at]centurylink[dot]net

    Katie G. said...

    Please enter me! I love a good suspense :) Plus, if it has something to do with horses, I'm all game :) Thanks!

    katiegalyean (at) yahoo (dot) com