Lightning Lingers - Barbara Freethy

Lightning Lingers

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2016-02-09
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 137 Ratings


From #1 NY Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy comes the second book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In these connected novels, lightning leads to love, danger, and the unraveling of long-buried secrets that will change not only the past but also the future…

Katherine Barrett, a dedicated young doctor, receives a terrified phone call from her brother, TJ. He is running away to Mexico to save himself and their family from an unnamed killer. He warns her not to come after him and not to go to the police, as there is no one she can trust. But Katherine realizes there might be someone she can trust…

She turns to her former high school sweetheart Jake Monroe—the man whose heart she broke a decade earlier. Katherine asks Jake to fly her into a remote and dangerous part of Mexico where no one else dares to go. 

Jake had always thought that one day Katherine would realize she needed him, but he didn't expect it to go down this way. Still, he can't resist the beautiful blonde he has never been able to forget. 

They set off on an adventure that will take them into the past, unravel a decade of secrets, and lead them into the heart of a lightning storm that will change the way they look at their families, the world, and each other… 

Get the complete Lightning Strikes Trilogy:
Beautiful Storm (#1)
Lightning Lingers (#2)
Summer Rain (#3) 

Don’t Miss the Spin-Off Series
Perilous Trust (#1)
Reckless Whisper (#2)
Coming Soon! Desperate Play (#3)
Coming Soon!
Praise for Barbara Freethy Novels:

"In the tradition of LaVyrle Spencer, gifted author Barbara Freethy creates an irresistible tale of family secrets, riveting adventure and heart- touching romance." -- NYT Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs on Summer Secrets

"This book has it all: heart, community, and characters who will remain with you long after the book has ended. A wonderful story." -- NYT Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber on Suddenly One Summer

"Freethy has a gift for creating complex characters." -- Library Journal

"Barbara Freethy is a master storyteller with a gift for spinning tales about ordinary people in extraordinary situations and drawing readers into their lives."-- Romance Reviews Today

"Freethy’s skillful plotting and gift for creating sympathetic characters will ensure that few dry eyes will be left at the end of the story." -- Publishers Weekly on The Way Back Home

"Freethy skillfully keeps the reader on the hook, and her tantalizing and believable tale has it all– romance, adventure, and mystery." -- Booklist on Summer Secrets

"Freethy’s story-telling ability is top-notch." -- Romantic Times on Don't Say A Word

"Powerful and absorbing...sheer hold-your-breath suspense." -- NYT Bestselling Author Karen Robards on Don’t Say A Word

"A page-turner that engages your mind while it tugs at your heartstrings...Don’t Say A Word has made me a Barbara Freethy fan for life!" -- NYT Bestselling Author Diane Chamberlain on Don’t Say a Word

"I love The Callaways! Heartwarming romance, intriguing suspense and sexy alpha heroes. What more could you want?" -- NYT Bestselling Author Bella Andre


  • Avid Reader

    By Bernie from Hawaii
    Wow. Loved it. The story continues, and it keeps getting better and better. Keeps you on the edge of your seat. A true page turner. This one features Katherine and Jake. Can they resurrect a love that started when they were sixteen? Has it been too long since they parted angry at each other? A must read. Enjoy.
  • Another Winner for Barbara Freethy

    By sunluvr13
    The queen is at it again! Romance, thrills, suspense and add in family, and what do you get? An amazing Barbarg Freethy novel! This is the second in a trilogy, with the third yet to come. A distraught phone call from Katherine’s brother TJ, leads her back to Jack, the man whose heart she broke. Romance and adventure ensue as Katherine andJack crash land in remote Mexico, leaving them on the run and off to find TJ. Will Jake forgive Katherine? Will they find love? Will they find TJ? The way Ms. Freethy weaves her stories together is expert! I am so looking forward to reading the 3rd installment!
  • Another engrossing romantic suspense novel from Ms. Freethy!

    By CarolS725
    Katherine has just finished her training as pediatric emergency physician when her brother TJ calls her to ask her to take care of their mother because he has to disappear due to his employer's involvement in something sinister. Katherine hires her former high school boyfriend, Jake, to fly her to Mexico to help her locate her brother. Although reluctant, Jake agrees to fly her to Mexico so she can locate and help her brother. On their flight to Mexico, their plane goes down in a lightning storm. They lose contact with everyone and have many close calls as they try to get to the area Jake's great grandmother lives in since Katherine guesses that is where TJ has gone to hide. Their attempts to find TJ coincide with what happened to Jake's dad's flight going down in Mexico ten years ago. The suspense is complicated and well planned. The story weaves seamlessly with the efforts of Jake's sister Alicia to determine what happened to their dad in book one of the series. Katherine and Jake's animosity from their breakup years ago gradually disappears as they reconnect and work together to save her brother and renew their relationship. I was provided a copy for my honest review.
  • Lightning Lingers

    By Claudia Cloward
    Barbara has done it again...She has written another great novel in the Lightning Series. Beautiful Storm & Lightning Lingers are both written well with lots of twists & turns in each book. I can't wait for Summer Rain!!! Barbara Freethy FANatic!