Saturday, May 2, 2009

Book Review: The Rivers Run Dry by Sibella Giorello

Raleigh Harmon, FBI agent is freshly planted in Seattle and ready to start up a new case. The mysterious disappearance of a rich young woman leads Raleigh on a ride of intrigue and investigation.

The Rivers Run Dry was one of the first Christian novels written by a female author that I have read. The best way to describe this book would be a "pretty good" read, that is through the first 200 pages. The plot, characters, back story, etc are set and the writer does it all with some interesting descriptive writing. Some of the descriptions seemed like they were a little forced, but nothing too horrible. At one point I was having a little trouble following all of the detectives, FBI agents, and police officers involved (nothing new here, that happens to me a lot with other books).

I felt the book really started to shine in the last 100 pages, and that was too bad, because it would have been nice to have felt that excitement early on. The spiritual content was not over-the-top, but it was present and seemed to work into the story just right. Overall, this was a good book and I enjoyed it.

3.5 / 5 Stars

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