Critical Doubt - Barbara Freethy

Critical Doubt

By Barbara Freethy

  • Release Date: 2020-02-11
  • Genre: Suspense
Score: 4.5
From 345 Ratings


"Critical Doubt is as intense as it is haunting. Freethy proves she has staying power with a mind bending, heart-stopping, captivating tale." Isha - Bookbub

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!

Also Available in the Off The Grid: FBI Series
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2
Desperate Play #3
Elusive Promise #4
Dangerous Choice #5
Ruthless Cross #6
Critical Doubt #7
Fearless Pursuit #8
Daring Deception #9
Risky Bargain #10
Perfect Target #11

What the readers are saying about CRITICAL DOUBT

"My gosh...what an exhilarating ride CRITICAL DOUBT was... I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday night than losing myself in one of Barbara Freethy’s books. I love the Off The Grid series but I honestly think this one is my favorite. What makes Barbara's books so brilliant is her character development and skill with words. I have no doubt her next book will be awesome, too!" Booklovers Anonymous

"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, romance. This is a wonderful addition to Ms. Freethy’s FBI series." Jane – Goodreads Reviewer

"Amazing book! I truly enjoyed this engaging & moving suspense thriller.  Great characters with some intense & incredible scenes. It will hook you from the very beginning wanting to know what happens next. A MUST READ!!" Doni – Goodreads Reviewer

"Intense, filled with quick action, suspense, questions, emotion, searching for answers, and romance. Romantic suspense at its best! Barbara Freethy has a talent for pulling her reader into the intensity of the story, with all its twists and turns. Gripping and compelling, I had a hard time putting it down!" Kristen - Goodreads

"This is my favorite so far in this series. I say that a lot after reading a Barbara Freethy's the mark of a good writer that each book is better than the last, but I really, really loved this book! Full of surprises and a twist at the end." Trude - Goodreads 

"If you like exciting, edge of your seat books with suspense and romance then you will love this book. This book keeps you guessing throughout the story. There are so many twists, turns and shocks in this book." Becky - Goodreads


  • Critical Doubt by Barbara Freethy

    By Old guy in Fla
    WOW! Another beautiful & suspenseful romance filled with military & FBI non-stop action from Barbara Freethy! Loved her hero & heroine, Savannah & Ryker, & their story as well as the other strong, interesting & very believable characters! You will be pleased with all the twists & turns that’ll keep you guessing & on the edge of your seat to find out who the real traitor/traitors are. Buy Critical Doubt - you won’t be disappointed! It deserves my 5 star rating & more‼️👏👏. Carol R. Florida USA
  • Fantastic Read

    By Moosech
    Wow, amazing, heart stopping, phenomenal novel. Freethy never disappoints. This is a phenomenal story that grabs you at page one and doesn’t let you go. It is an up all night, can’t put it down novel.
  • Critical Doubt

    By Mpomper514
    Barbara Freethy never fails to deliver twists and turns from page 1 of her books, and this one doesn't fail in that regard. When Ryker (a former Army Ranger) shows up to a former team member's funeral he is in for a shock. While in the army he had had a one-night stand, and always regretted not knowing her name and has always thought about her. Enter Savannah, who had decided to enter the FBI. Savannah is the best friend of the wife of Ryker's friend. Grab your seat as you follow the adventures of Ryker and Savannah that deliver so many surprises along the way, with an even more surprising ending. Highly recommend.
  • The Perfect Balance of Action, Intrigue, and Romance

    By LoveDachshunds
    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.
  • Critical Doubt

    By Jen G F
    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!!
  • Critical Doubt

    By pudge48
    Another winner. I have enjoyed the whole series, and hope there is more. Every book you have written, has been outstanding. Keep writing. Pudge48
  • Love a good suspense filled romance

    By Grinandstampit
    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.
  • Critical Doubt

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    CRITICAL DOUBT....Barbara Freethy For Ryker the past seven months have been hell for him, his team and a deadly ambush. Now a third member’s funeral, none was in the army now. He needed to find out why Paul was up on the roof drinking from morning to night,, looking at his picture and then at Abbey and her seven year old son. For Abby she feels guilty, Paul wasn’t the man she married, and she couldn’t help him, and he refused getting help. She had secrets she had not told till now. Telling Savannah, her friend and FBI agent now, but there was more. The team did it for their country, now they were broken, scared and part of them have died. A deep emotional look, at the wounded men serving our country. The impact when home, and trying to adjust. They.wanted answers, needed answers to move on, of what happened. Can Ryker and Savannah find them, with attempts against them, to stop. It will impact readers, the characters were real, the emotions were real, and long remembered Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
  • Add to your TBR list.

    By ledoss
    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.