"With a riveting story line, fascinating forensic science, and a pungent portrayal of the grimy side of Richmond, Virginia, The Stones Cry Out holds the reader in its powerful grip until the very last word. Sibella Giorello writes like a seasoned pro. No mystery lover should pass up this novel."
--Fred Chappell, author of I Am One of You Forever
"In an exceptionally skillful debut, Sibella Giorello brings to life forensic geologist Raleigh Harmon, a heroine who is surefooted in grisly crime scenes but feeling her way along the intertwining paths of life, love, and faith. Readers will follow her eagerly through this adventure and hope for more to come."
--Ann McMillan, author of Civil Blood
"Sibella Giorello writes from the heart without leaving her head behind--which is what makes her writing so strong, so memorable. She's gutsy, funny, and meticulous, with an eye for the real story, the profound connections."
"This novel was such a great pleasure to read. It's riveting, intelligent, and peopled beautifully with characters I will never forget. Giorello presents a quiet, steady (perhaps even iron-clad!) depiction of people of faith. Beautifully written and a pleasure to read."
From the Author
I left a career in journalism to stay home with my young sons. It's one of the best decisions I ever made. But some days my mind turned into that bowl full of mush in "Goodnight Moon." So I started writing while the kids napped, just to keep some synapses firing, but almost immediately a quick and cool young woman appeared on the page. Her name was Raleigh Harmon. Forensic geologist. FBI agent. Richmond native.
She felt like a new best friend.
Raleigh talked; I took notes. All these years later, we're now on Book 5 in the Raleigh Harmon series.
But "The Stones Cry Out" was our first venture. And you know what they say: You never forget your first.