Reckless Whisper - Barbara Freethy

Reckless Whisper

Author: Barbara Freethy

  • Publication Date: 2018-03-21
  • Category: Suspense
4.5 Score: 4.5
(From 84 Ratings)


"Barbara Freethy's first book in her OFF THE GRID series is an emotional, action packed, crime drama that keeps you on the edge of your seat…I'm exhausted after reading this but in a good way. 5 Stars!" Booklovers Anonymous

In RECKLESS WHISPER (Off The Grid: FBI Series #2), the suspense continues with the second standalone novel in a new romantic suspense series by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy. 

FBI Special Agent Bree Adams has a personal secret, something she has managed to keep hidden for the past ten years-at least she always thought so… But a chance encounter on a train, and whispered words of chilling consequence change everything. Is the truth about to come out or is someone playing with her mind and her life?

Nathan Bishop knew Bree when she was a street kid like him. Their dark past once put him in her debt, and he had to pay up. The last thing he wants to do is help her again. He has a new life now—a life he could lose with one wrong move. But the beautiful Bree is desperate—how can he walk away?

To get to the truth, protect innocent lives and their own, they'll have to fight their way through the past, as danger stalks their every move, and heartbreaking choices must be made.

Don't miss this emotionally deep and haunting story! A thrilling psychological romantic suspense novel!

Check out the other books in the series!
Perilous Trust #1
Reckless Whisper #2 
Desperate Play #3 - Coming Soon!
Elusive Promise #4 - Coming Soon!
Dangerous Choice #5 - Coming Soon!

PRAISE FOR PERILOUS TRUST - 1st book in series!

"Perilous Trust is a non-stop thriller that seamlessly melds jaw-dropping suspense with sizzling romance, and I was riveted from the first page to the last…Readers will be breathless in anticipation as this fast-paced and enthralling love story evolves and goes in unforeseeable directions." USA Today HEA Blog 

"Getting tangled up with Perilous Trust is a rush. Barbara Freethy sets the adrenaline level so high that it takes a while to come back down to solid ground. A tortured love affair sets off a chain of events that are explosive and deadly. The suspense is killer, the danger is intense and the electricity generated between Sophie and Damon is off the charts. All come together to a create a lethally seductive thriller." Isha Coleman - I Love Romance Blog

"The adventure that Barbara Freethy takes us on in PERILOUS TRUST is full of twists and turns. It is a perfect suspense that will keep you guessing until the very last moment. This book definitely deserves 5 stars." Reading Escape Reviews

"It's been a while since I have had the fun of reading a brilliant romantic suspense book - Perilous Trust gets me back into this genre with a bang!" For the Love of Fictional Worlds

"A uniquely seductive, gripping and exhilarating romantic suspense that is fast paced and action packed… Barbara Freethy is the ultimate seducer. She hooked me and slowly and keenly reeled me in. I was left in a trance. I just cannot wait for the next book." 


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

"A fabulous, page-turning combination of romance and intrigue. Fans of Nora Roberts and Elizabeth Lowell will love this book."- NYT Bestselling Author Kristin Hannah on Golden Lies

"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


  • Reckless Wisper

    By JME527
    Barbara, you just keep getting better and better. This book in my opinion is your best yet, cannot wait until June for book #3. I was on the edge of my seat with all the twists and turns...great read. Thank you.
  • Great Read!!

    By Gdesd
    I love this series! So many twists and turns, romance and a strong friendship. I can’t wait for the next!
  • Loved it!

    By MamaJen2
    I was so excited to read this book and it didn’t disappoint! This story is about Bree, an FBI agent who works on missing children cases. When she is called back to Chicago to look for a missing little girl named Hayley, she finds out she has an interesting link to her. Nathan, an old friend of Bree’s helps her with the case and the two become a united force in this awesome story filled with mystery, love and sacrifice! Grab a cup of coffee and sit down with this great book by Barbara Freethy!
  • Great book!

    By LoveDachshunds
    This was a great story! I was hooked from the first page. The story was full of intrigue and suspense making it hard to put down. The main characters were very likable and fun even with the seriousness of the story. It was good to see they were able to overcome the obstacles of their youth. Although there wasn’t too much involvement of characters from the previous book, it’s always fun to read about what they are doing. I’m anxious to see what Wyatt’s story will be. I’m looking forward to that next book in the series.
  • Wonderful Romantic Suspense Story!

    By cmatinale
    From the first page to the last, I couldn’t put this book down! I loved Bree, an FBI agent who specializes in finding kidnapped children. Her next case brings her back to her childhood neighborhood, former friends and and all the bad memories she left behind. The interaction between the characters is great , the story has suspense, love and family! This story made me cry! I highly recommended this book!
  • Past Catches Up To The Present

    By Mpomper514
    Another hit for Barbara Freethy. I always wait impatiently for her next novel to be released! While this is the second in the Off the Grid: FBI Series, it can easily be read as a standalone book. Barbara is successful in drawing you into the suspense from the very start of the book. When Bree, an FBI agent that works in the division that helps with child kidnappings, gets requested to go to Chicago to assist in a kidnapping case, she gets pulled into reliving her past of growing up in Chicago. Nathan is part of that past, and he fights getting involved with Bree in helping find the kidnapped girl. Interesting to see how Nathan and Bree each have different memories from growing up together. Loved the connection they have. In this book, we get to see how Bree became the FBI agent she is and her background. Allow time to read, because once you start it will be hard to put the book down. Leaves you guessing throughout the book as to who is responsible for the kidnapping and how it will end.
  • Reckless Whisper

    By Jen G F
    ARC for honest review with no compensation Reckless Whisper is book 2 in the Off the Grid: FBI series by Barbara Freethy that is filled with suspense, intrigue, secrets and revenge that keeps you on the edge of your seat and turning the pages to find out what happens next... FBI Agent Bree Adams is called back to Chicago to help with a missing child case that seems to have the same characteristics as a case she just worked on to bring another missing child back home. Only thing is she thought she would never return Chicago, her past, people she thought never to see again and a long kept secret. Is this just about a missing child or is some messing with Bree? Can Nathan, a man from her past who helped her leave Chicago with her secret, now help her to find the missing child and keep her secret or will the person who is pushing her buttons expose everything and destroy a child's life in the process???

    By Ellen/Oceanside
    RECKLESS WHISPER by Barbara Freethy Off The Grid FBI 2 A phone call with a whisper message, woke Bree up. Been with FBI five years working children abductions cases, was this related. Her face was on TV from the last case. In Chicago, old memories that she wanted to keep hidden,and just work the new case. Unexpected meeting with Nathan, who knew her before, and now things are causing her to face her past. This is an emotional look not only because of children, Barbara has gotten into the emotional side of Bree. The plot flows, tense, haunting, you feel what is going on with Bree. I love this new series, you remember the stories, and the characters, readers won’t be disappointed by this great plot. Given ARC for my voluntary review and my honest opinion.
  • Reckless Whisper

    By Texas109
    Reckless Whisper is the second book in Barbara Freethy’s FBI Off the Grid series and it is excellent. Five year FBI agent Bree Adams has been working on several children’s kidnapping cases in New York, when a seemingly connected kidnapping occurs in her hometown, Chicago. The bureau sends her there to assist. Bree goes hoping that she can avoid areas and people she knew there before. Readers can guess that won’t happen, but I refuse to give details about what memories dredged up and by whom. Just buy the book and prepare for a long night if you don’t finish before bedtime. The author is a master at creating well defined characters and well written mysteries that immediately grab ones’ interest and keep readers turning pages. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book. Most highly recommend!
  • Reckless Whisper kept me riveted

    By Grinandstampit
    Reckless Whisper grabs you in the first paragraph and doesn’t let go. This book keeps you on the edge of your seat. Bree Adams in an FBI agent on the trail of a kidnapper. She also has a secret. When the kidnapping takes her back to her home city of Chicago the past comes bubbling up. The Chicago kidnapping puts her back in touch with childhood friend Nathan Bishop. As this intense story unfolds so does the story of their past. Barbara Freethy reveals the bits and pieces of the while weaving in the relationship that Bree and Nathan develop now. Barbara Freethy excels at romantic mystery and this book is riveting.