Friday, February 11, 2011

The Mountains Bow Down

The Mountains Bow Down is an easy read yet keeps your attention throughout the whole book.   FBI agent Raleigh Harmon sets out on a cruise to Alaska as a sort of vacation.  While on board, a movie star's wife is murdered.  Raleigh has just a week to solve the mystery before all the vacationers go back home.  I like to try to guess "who dun it"? when I read mysteries and in this particular novel, I didn't feel like the audience was let in on enough of the clues to figure it out.   I was more along for the ride with the FBI agent.  In a way this is fitting with it being written in first person.   I also realized that this is a book in a series and I haven't read the first two yet.   I think this would help give more depth to her character if I had been familiar with the others in the series.  I was a bit surprised that there wasn't more insight into her spiritual life or her dependence upon the Lord.  It was perhaps more like a secular fiction just without the language.  Overall, I enjoyed it and would read more stories by Giorello in the future.

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