Don't Say a Word

Don't Say a Word

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by Barbara Freethy
     
 

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From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy offers a romantic and suspenseful tale of family secrets and international espionage.

Everything she's been told about her past is a lie ...

Julie De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling image of a little girl behind

Overview

From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy offers a romantic and suspenseful tale of family secrets and international espionage.

Everything she's been told about her past is a lie ...

Julie De Marco is planning a perfect San Francisco wedding when she comes face-to-face with a famous photograph, the startling image of a little girl behind the iron gate of a Russian orphanage -- a girl who looks exactly like her. But Julia isn't an orphan. She isn't adopted. And she's never been out of the country. She knows who she is -- or does she?

Haunted by uncertainty, Julia sets off on a dangerous search for her true identity -- her only clues a swan necklace and an old Russian doll, her only ally daring, sexy photographer Alex Manning.

Suddenly nothing is as it seems. The people Julia loved and trusted become suspicious strangers. The only person she can trust is Alex, but he has secrets of his own. Each step brings her closer to a mysterious past that began a world away ...

** Don't Say A Word spent 12 weeks on the NYT Bestseller List!

"Powerful and absorbing ... Sheer hold-your-breath suspense." -- Karen Robards

"An absorbing story of two people determined to unravel the secrets, betrayals, and questions about their past. The story builds to an explosive conclusion that will leave readers eagerly awaiting Barbara Freethy's next book." -- Carla Neggars

"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings ... DON'T SAY A WORD had made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" --Diane Chamberlain

Don't miss Barbara's new romantic suspense trilogy:

LIGHTNING STRIKES TRILOGY
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Summer Rain (#3) Coming Soon

Fall in love with the mystery and romance of the Callaway Series:
On A Night Like This (#1)
So This Is Love (#2)
Falling For A Stranger (#3)
Between Now and Forever (#4)
All A Heart Needs (#5)
That Summer Night (#6)
When Shadows Fall (#7)
Somewhere Only We Know (#8)
If I Didn't Know Better (#9)

Editorial Reviews

Romantic Times Magazine - Romantic Times
4 1/2 STARS - Top Pick of the Month - "Dark, hidden secrets and stunning betrayal boil together in a potent and moving suspense. Freethy's story-telling ability is top-notch."
Romantic Times
4 1/2 STARS - Top Pick of the Month - "Dark, hidden secrets and stunning betrayal boil together in a potent and moving suspense. Freethy's story-telling ability is top-notch."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012607447
Publisher:
Barbara Freethy
Publication date:
12/07/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
9,808
File size:
785 KB

Meet the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, a distinction she received for her novel, SUMMER SECRETS. Her 44 novels range from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Since beginning self publishing in 2011, she has sold over 5 million ebooks, and her books have won numerous awards - she is a six-time finalist for the RITA for best contemporary romance from Romance Writers of America and her books DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME won the honor.

Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, mystery and romance, Barbara enjoys writing about ordinary people caught up in extraordinary adventures. She is currently writing a connected family series: The Callaways.

Barbara has lived all over the state of California and currently resides in Northern California where she draws much of her inspiration from the beautiful bay area. Barbara loves to hear from readers so please feel free to write her.

For a complete listing of books, as well as excerpts and contests, and to connect with Barbara:
Visit Barbara's Website at www.barbarafreethy.com
Join Barbara on Facebook at www.facebook.com/barbarafreethybooks
Follow Barbara on Twitter at www.twitter.com/barbarafreethy

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Don't Say a Word 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1268 reviews.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It has a story that warms your heart and keeps you entertained!
ShellyRae04 More than 1 year ago
Amazing read!!! I seriously couldn't put this book down!!! I want more and more of Barbara Freethy!!! Excellent! Shelly
Gnick49 More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic book. I was completely caught up in the story from the first page. I had to know Julia's story! Nice mix of romance and suspense. I highly recommend it!
janekelly1 More than 1 year ago
Great romantic mystery, not at all predictable. The writing was good and the ending was very satisfying and surprising.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy did an excellent job building both the storyline and the characters in Don't Say A Word. It was a quick read but I was sad when it was done. This is my second Freethy book and they have both been excellent. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future.
smhale16 More than 1 year ago
First I have read this author and I look forward to reading more. The book was never slow and was hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Barbara Freethy style lends itself to be a a good, entertaining read with plots that have interesting twists and turns. So set yourself up in a comfy chair and relax with a good read.
Lady-E More than 1 year ago
I was very disappointed with this book! I read the reviews and was really looking forward to getting started. I had to force myself to continue reading, the writing itself was kind of lame...corny...I don't know how else to say it. Might appeal to a much younger audience. I've been reading for over 1/2 of my life and I like a book with more substance (as far as the writing). The story was ok, but it kind of felt like I had borrowed a book from my daughter (if I had one) or a teen-age friend?! Not that I don't like love and suspense but if your wanting something to immerse yourself in...this is not it!
gabook More than 1 year ago
but then gets really cheesy. I became very annoyed w/main character, Julia. I don't understand why the author felt compelled to make her talk constantly...and say the strangest things. I don't know, I thought the story/plot was really good, but I didn't enjoy the small talk throughout the book. I felt a lot was unneccesary and out of place. It was like Julia was just talking for the sake of talking and most of it didn't fit with what was going on in her life. This book is long so it just grated on me about half-way through. oh well. others seem to enjoy so to each his own :)
SallyB1020 More than 1 year ago
Great book. If you like romance and suspense, you'll love this story. Surprising and wonderful ending!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although i tend to like books with a bit more "meat" or substance to them, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was "light", an easy, yet interesting read. Not too taxing on the brain. You know, sometimes that's all you want or need! I liked the twists and turns (although I knew who the bad guy was way before he was revealed)...I liked the main characters...i found them believable , although sometimes their conversations were corny....if you want a good, interesting, book but not one that is "deep" and "intellectual", what i would call a great beach or vacation book, this is the one!!
Titokaca More than 1 year ago
Best book I've read in awhile! It would make a fantastic movie. Hooked me on page one. Just when I thought I had it all figured it out the author proved me wrong LOL.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Could not put down. What a unique plot, refreshingly different...great characters & storyline that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book started out good, kept you hooked and wanting to find out everything about the characters. Barbara Freethy does a great job of developing the story along with the characters. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unique mystery and plot. The story leads to new revolations as the mystery unfolds that change the life of the heroine. I found it hard to put the book down and enjoyed reading it.
Helen Griffith More than 1 year ago
It was sooo good! I couldnt put it down! I loved this book so much! The only complaint i have is that the ending seemed a little sudden and abrupt at first, but after a couple of seconds, it doesnt feel all that sudden anymore. Its all good. I LOVED this book!
Laura712 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! I could not put it down until I was done! So many twist and turns! I never had a book bring me to tears. I just hope all her books are this good!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great read. There was good humor throughout the book and just loved the story.
Cynthia Pinkston More than 1 year ago
Purchased on sale and it was totally worth it! Loved it! Great read and couldn't put it down. First time reader of this author and I will be back.
tlh72 More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed reading this book; couldn't put it down. Perfect combination of mystery and romance.
Brooke Crume More than 1 year ago
I read it in three days and enjoyed every bit of it. Kept me very involved and interested. I plan to read more by Barbara Freethy and you can't beat the prices of all of her books.
Shelby622 More than 1 year ago
Put aside some time to read this one. Once you start, you won't want to stop. Great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful read good mystery mixed with romance some very good plot twists
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was great. I did not put it down until I was finished. Never a dull moment... twists and turns kept me on the edge of my seat!!! I look forward to read more by this author!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Keeps you interested the whole way through. I was adopted and could relate to some aspects of the story.