Critical Doubt

Critical Doubt

by Barbara Freethy

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Overview

They met in a war-torn city on the other side of the world and shared an anonymous night of passion. They didn't intend to meet again. Nor did they think they'd be reunited by sinister secrets...

Five years later, FBI Agent Savannah Kane is headed to a small town in Georgia for the funeral of her best friend's husband. Going home is fraught with complications, but Savannah never imagined one of those would be Ryker Stone, the stranger she'd shared an unforgettable night with.

Haunted by an ambush that took the lives of two men in his unit, Ryker now copes by living a solitary civilian life. Attending the funeral of yet another soldier, this one lost to a senseless accident, he is shocked to run into the beautiful stranger he has never forgotten.

When another man in Ryker's former unit dies under suspicious circumstances, it's clear that someone is targeting his team. He's determined to get the truth; Savannah is just as determined to get answers for her friend. Neither wants to work with the other, and as they struggle with trust and attraction, the truth grows murkier...and more dangerous. Will finding answers reveal secrets neither one of them is ready to know?

Don't miss this twisting, suspenseful, romantic page-turner by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781951656003
Publisher: Fog City Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 02/09/2020
Series: Off the Grid: FBI Series , #7
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 1,191
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of more than sixty-five books ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Barbara delights in writing about ordinary characters caught up in extraordinary stories. Suspense fans will love her Off the Grid: FBI Series that begins with Perilous Trust. Contemporary romance readers will want to jump into The Callaways with On A Night Like This. Her bestselling standalone novels include Summer Secrets and Don't Say A Word, both of which spent multiple weeks on the New York Times Bestseller List. In the past seven years, Barbara has sold over 7.2 million books. Join the fun!

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Critical Doubt 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
SandySep 1 days ago
I have loved every book in the Off The Grid series, and Critical Doubt didn't disappoint! I loved Savannah and Ryker's story. Ryker and Savannah met five years ago, had a one night stand and never expected to see each other again. They cross paths once again at a funeral of a mutual friend. Danger follows and they team up to find a killer. This book kept me turning the page late into the night, I can't wait for Barbara's next book!
arubaqueen 4 days ago
I always enjoy Ms. Freethy's books and she certainly didn't disappoint with this one! Savannah and Ryker had 1 night 5 years ago and parted without knowing each others names or anything about the other. Both are a bit surprised to see each other again at a funeral. They are immediately drawn to each other but find it difficult to let their friends know that they had that one night. But when another friend mysteriously disappears, they set out together to get answers. What they find was not at all what either expected! I received an ARC and am voluntarily leaving my review.
rosie47 4 days ago
This book was full of surprises right till the very end. Barbara had me thinking my own scenarios as to what was going on. A true page-turner!
Bamber75 5 days ago
I love this series, and hope that it will continue. There are two things that happen that I totally did not see coming. I love when I can't easily guess what is going to happen. Keeps me on my toes, and totally into the story. Barbara is defentley one of my favorite authors!
XstitcherKansas 6 days ago
Critical Doubt is a masterful story that delivers the perfect balance of action, intrigue, and romance. I enjoyed the story of Savannah and Ryker with their wonderful chemistry. The action started at the beginning of the book and didn’t stop until the end. It had many unexpected twists and turns. I really like having the previous team members being involved in the current storyline. This is another extremely captivating and suspenseful book that I highly recommend. I hope there are many more books like this coming from Barbara Freethy in the future.
Marian Reece 6 days ago
Intrigue and love!
BrandyJB 6 days ago
Barbara Freethy's Off The Grid FBI Series #7 Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions. Savannah Kane & Ryker Stone once met in War torn City on the other side of the World and had a passionate one night of pleasure. Fast forward five years. Savannah has gone to Georgia to attend the funeral of her best friend's husband an Army Ranger killed under suspicious circumstances. Enter Ryker Stone who since his dischange from his Army Ranger Team Leader position has been leading a solitary life fishing. Once again the two hook up and unwillingly work together as Savannah being an FBI Agent & Rryker wanting to solve the mystery of the mysterious deaths of others in his Ranger team seen to die mysteriously also. The ending of the book is not what you are expecting the twists and turns take a 360 degree turn when the true murderers are found. Add new passion to the story and you have a wonderful book to end the fabulous series. Received the book for an honest review via ARC.
Elly Ben 6 days ago
This is a fast paced romantic suspense story. Savannah and Ryker make a great team putting the puzzle pieces of the deaths of members of Ryker's old ranger team which was involved in a mind shattering assault during their last job in Afghanistan. This book is a must read.
JennieF 8 days ago
ARC for honest review with no compensation Critical Doubt is book 7 in Off The Grid: FBI series by Barbara Freethy and another awesome read in this series!! 5 years ago....Ryker Stone on leave overseas mistakes Savannah Kane as a cheerleader that’s been entertaining the troops and they have a one night fling, sharing no information except a hot steamy night! Fast forward 5 years later,they meet again at the funeral of Ryker’s teammate and Savannah’s best friend’s husband... What happens next takes you on a roller coaster ride of suspense, secrets, faking death, twists, turns and more questions than answers but oh what an ending!!
BrandyLyons 8 days ago
Oh. My. Goodness. This book didn't go ANYWHERE I was expecting it to go! It was engaging and fascinating and I loved Savannah and Ryker. They were wonderful characters, even though Ryker was terribly damaged from his time in the army. An goodness knows Savannah needed to work through a lot of her history with her father...
Boaters92 10 days ago
Let me just tell you, this book is amazing!!! This story of FBI agent Savannah Kane who goes to the funeral for the husband of one of her oldest friends, only to run into a man she had her first and last one time fling with 5 years earlier, is one of the best stories of Barbara Freethy’s yet! Ryker Stone was once part of an elite Army ranger unit that after an attack left 2 dead, and several injured. When Ryker hears that another member of his team has died, he knows he has to come back to attend his funeral. He doesn’t count on seeing the woman who, after 5 years, is still someone he can’t forget. This story will captivate you and keep you hanging in suspense! Page after page, line after line, you won’t be able to stop reading until you know all the secrets of Rykers’ team. And watching the beautiful chemistry between Savannah and Ryker play out will touch your soul. Seeing how the love of another person can actually heal your heart and bring peace. Nothing but praise to Barbara Freethy for another amazing story
_NormaJean 11 days ago
With each new book the FBI Off the Grid Series just keeps getting better! Book #7 in Barbara Freethy’s FBI Off the Grid series is another well-written romantic suspense novel that keeps your attention from the first chapter to the last. I couldn’t put it down. Ms. Freethy has a talent for creating believable characters and situations that keep you on the edge of your seat. Critical Doubt can be read as a stand-alone, but you don’t want to miss the rest of the books in this series. Each book features one of a group of FBI agents who became close friends while training together at Quantico. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a well-written romantic suspense I really enjoyed this book and the whole FBI Off the Grid Series.
Grinandstampit1 13 days ago
What happens when you run into a one night stand (literally) you haven’t seen in five years? A lot happens! Savanna Kane goes back to her hometown of Dobbs, Georgia to attend the funeral of her best friend Abby’s husband Paul. She has known that the mystery man she slept with was on Paul’s Army Ranger team from a picture she had seen two years before. Ryker Stone was blindsided by bumping into Savannah as he never even knew her name. After brief introductions, and an accident involving another Ranger team member after the funeral, Ryker and Savannah are linked as they try to find out what happened. Savannah’s FBI team members and Quantico friends also jump in to support and help. Barbara Freethy takes us on the journey with Savannah and Ryker as they try to get some answers as to what is happening to Ryker’s former team. Can they also overcome the one night stand to be more? They seem to have so much more in common than they expected. This author’s writing kept me riveted to the story that I could not put down. Definitely a 5 star read.
perriknows 13 days ago
Army Rangers. Bad intelligence on a mission. An explosion and soldiers are dead and injured. Lives are changed. Then, the survivors of the mission begin dying off in odd accidents. Is someone targeting them? Who could it be? Is it just a coincidence? Wow…I think this is the best book yet of this series. Ryker the commander of the ambushed unit, is in town attending the funeral of one of the men under his command in that ill-fated attack. Savannah is the best friend of the wife of the dead former soldier. Ryker and Savannah had a one-night stand five years ago and meet again at the funeral. The spark is still there. With Ryker needing answers and Savannah being with the FBI, they join forces and begin to uncover corruption that might put weapons into the wrong hands, again. I can honestly say that this is one book where I really didn’t see that ending coming! Fabulous story. Lots of twists and turns. Who can you trust?
perriknows 13 days ago
Army Rangers. Bad intelligence on a mission. An explosion and soldiers are dead and injured. Lives are changed. Then, the survivors of the mission begin dying off in odd accidents. Is someone targeting them? Who could it be? Is it just a coincidence? Wow…I think this is the best book yet of this series. Ryker the commander of the ambushed unit, is in town attending the funeral of one of the men under his command in that ill-fated attack. Savannah is the best friend of the wife of the dead former soldier. Ryker and Savannah had a one-night stand five years ago and meet again at the funeral. The spark is still there. With Ryker needing answers and Savannah being with the FBI, they join forces and begin to uncover corruption that might put weapons into the wrong hands, again. I can honestly say that this is one book where I really didn’t see that ending coming! Fabulous story. Lots of twists and turns. Who can you trust?
jstryker 13 days ago
Critical Doubt is an exciting mystery story that will have you guessing until the very end of the book. A troop of soldiers were sent on a mission in Afghanistan where two were killed. Now back in the states and trying to heal from their wounds both physical and mental, the rest of the troop suddenly start to die. Is it from suicide or is someone killing them. The leader of the troop, Ryker, attends the funeral of one of his men where he meets up with Savannah. She was a one night stand five years ago when he thought she was part of a dance troupe. Turns out she now is an FBI agent. Together they try to figure out why his troop of men are now dying. This is a wonderful storyline with a love story mixed in with the mystery of the dead soldiers. This is one that will keep you up at night to finish and keep you guessing until the end. I couldn’t put it down. It was that good.
GwenL 13 days ago
Take two patriots — one an ex-soldier, the other an FBI agent — add in the death of a mutual friend, a second suspicious death, a pinch of romance and you have another engrossing suspenseful tale from author Barbara Freethy! CRITICAL DOUBT is Book 7 of Freethy’s Off the Grid FBI Series, and it is just as entertaining as the first six. Although they barely know each other (does a one-night stand really count as “knowing”?), Savannah Kane and Ryker Stone have more in common than they think. Freethy always has such well-drawn characters. I sympathized with Savannah’s difficult relationships with her family as well as Ryker’s new issues after the mission that forced him out of the military. Strong characters alone cannot make a good suspense story great. Freethy excels at suspense with a little romance thrown in. CRITICAL DOUBT has a strong plot with all of the clues evident. No last minute surprises just to wrap up the story, although this book will keep you guessing until the end. I love a good mystery, and I did not see the crucial clue coming! If you’ve read the earlier books in the series, you’ll enjoy seeing a few old friends from the FBI. If this is your first title in the FBI Series, you’ll be fine. There’s not a lot of earlier story threads to get tangled in. Fair warning — you will want to read this book straight through, so clear your calendar now!
ledLD 13 days ago
Seventh book in this fast paced series and tied as my favorite. We meet Savannah Kane, FBI and Ryker Stone damaged veteran who join forces to unravel their pasts and future in this romantic thriller. Add this to your TBR list. These books can be read as stand-alone’s, but the whole series is well worth the read.
Texas109 13 days ago
Critical Doubt is an adrenaline rush from the first page until the last. Barbara Freethy knows how to hook her readers to keep their attention with a cleverly plotted story full of false leads, questions, lots of action, and, yes, a little romance. Ryker is at a funeral for someone who served with him in Afghanistan. While there he learns the identity of his best one night stand ever, Savannah, the daughter of the Army officer who had trained his team...now an FBI agent. Before the day is over another former team member has an accident and is presumed dead. As he and Savannah are drawn into the investigation, it becomes clear one of them also has a target on their back. This is a wonderful addition to Ms. Freethy’s FBI series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend.
Lashea677 14 days ago
The shadows of the past force their way into the present. Critical Doubt is as intense as it is haunting. Freethy proves she has staying power with a mind bending, heartstopping, captivating tale. Savannah and Ryker cast a spell on the emotions. From dangerous twists, to chilling truths and steaming attraction, Freethy scares up the drama with an intriguing blend of suspense and romance.