Secrets run deep.
Raleigh Harmon, teen geologist, has a seriously dysfunctional southern family, an encyclopedic knowledge of criminal codes, and a literally odd best friend named Drew Levinson. After surviving a terrifying experience, Raleigh's ready to relax and enjoy the Christmas season with her new boyfriend.
But her smart and kind classmate Sloane Stillman is suddenly found dead—by suicide. Only Drew refuses to believe it. Drew says science can prove Sloane didn’t kill herself. And the harder Raleigh tries to show Drew the truth, the more she herself questions the facts, and the people she once trusted.
Christmas swirls in like a snowstorm, and Drew spirals downward, burying Raleigh under mountains of evidence about Sloane’s suicide, threatening to destroy everything, including Raleigh’s new relationship with her boyfriend.
Desperate to put the pieces back together, Raleigh digs for answers, trying to uncover what really happened on that cold, silent night when Sloane Stillman lost her life.
Stone and Snow is the second book in the Raleigh Harmon mystery series introducing the girl who will become a forensic geologist and FBI agent—provided she survives her high school years.
After riding a motorcycle across the country, Sibella wrote for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, winning state and national awards, including two nominations for the Pulitzer Prize in feature writing. The fourth generation of her family born in Alaska, she now lives in Washington state with her husband, sons, large dog, sweet parakeet, and a Russian tortoise that could've worked for the KGB. She loves to hear from readers. Contact her at www.sibellagiorello.com, or visit her Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/sibellagiorelloauthor
"I love this series. I've been a fan of adult Raleigh Harmon (an FBI forensic geologist) since I discovered her a few years ago, but teen Raleigh tugs at my heart even more. These books explain how her relationship with her father and schizophrenic mother shaped her identity (Sibella writes about these relationships in a fascinating, touching, and heartbreaking way), and also how she realizes that sand, stones, and other geological substances can reveal the hidden truth and solve crimes. SO well done! The characters are real (I'd swear they really exist), and I can never figure out the plot in advance. Highly recommended." Five-star review Amazon