Monday, August 20, 2012

The Stars Shine Bright Book Review

I am really getting swamped in books and I guess you have kinda figured that out by now! But, I love it, I really do!! I have always been a book reader from the get go. I can escape into them and forget about myself and my problems when I need to escape. Gosh, I hope that never changes because I could not imagine a world without books. I have another great one to tell you about called The Stars Shine Bright by Sibella Giorello.

As is my custom, I like to start with an excerpt from the back of the book:
After the FBI suspends her for bending it's 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 fiance 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 fiance 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.
Raleigh's undercover name is Raleigh David, not Harmon, as the niece of Eleanor Anderson, who is 84 years old and owns Emerald Meadows. Her job is to find out who is killing the horses and throwing the races.

Special Agent Jack Stephenson is keeping a close eye on Raleigh and helping her investigate each name she calls in. They have several people who look suspicious, Cooper who is the trainer, Claire Manchester and Salvatore from the mob.

Doc Madison is the one tending to the horses and is working overtime. He has an assistant named Brent Roth who is helping him. Raleigh soon discovers Brent is a member of a group calling itself ELF, which stands for Equine Liberation Front, who is responsible for the bombings of different animal locations.

This is a fast paced who done it kind of drama and if you are like me, this will be a good book to read. Nothing is more boring than a slow paced time killing book and this is not one of those.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I provided the picture of the book with my trusty old camera.