Blog Tour: Perilous Trust by Barbara Freethy #Review


Today I have a review of Perilous Trust the first book in Barbara Freethy's new adult romantic suspense novel. 

Perilous Trust (Off The Grid: FBI SERIES #1) 
By Barbara Freethy

In PERILOUS TRUST, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Barbara Freethy brings you the first book in a new romantic suspense series! OFF THE GRID: An FBI Trilogy offers three breath-stealing books filled with action-packed plot, heart-stopping romance, and page-turning suspense.

It was one dark night that brought Damon Wolfe and Sophie Parker together. They were two tortured souls, looking for escape, and they weren't supposed to see each other ever again…
Four years later, Sophie's FBI father, who is also Damon's mentor, is killed in a suspicious car crash after leaving Sophie a cryptic message to trust no one from the agency. When Damon shows up looking for her, she isn't sure if he's friend or enemy, but she knows he could easily rip apart what is left of her heart.
The last thing Damon wants is to get involved with Sophie again. It was hard enough to walk away the first time. But she's in trouble, her father's reputation is under attack, and the lives of his fellow agents are at stake if there's a traitor in their midst. 
When someone starts shooting at them, they have no choice but to go on the run and off the grid. Everyone in their world becomes a suspect. They want to uncover the truth, but will it turn out to be the last thing they expect? Proving her father's innocence might just cost them their hearts…and their lives…

Perilous Trust was an action packed romantic suspense novel that from the first page you are bang in the middle of the story.

Perilous Trust is about Sophie who's father is an FBI agent, one day she gets voice mails from her father saying he's sorry and to run and not trust anyone. It turns out Sophie's dad was killed and who killed him could now be after Sophie. This starts Sophie on a trail of discovery while her life is currently on the line. Drop in Damon a one night stand she couldn't forget from years ago, a fellow FBI agent of her fathers and the story takes of.

The story was action packed throughout, you didn't know who was a traitor, who to trust and when you did trust someone, doubts resumed. The overall suspense was good, I didn't have a clue who the real "evil " was. I liked trying to work out what was happening and who the main players where. I enjoyed both Damon and Sophies characters, I enjoyed there interaction and the romance was nice. The one thing that I did struggle with was the pacing at times it was action packed, then slowed in the middle but it did pick up after a few chapters in the middle which I liked.

I liked Barbara' Freethy's writing, the story was told in duel POVs which definelty made for a good read to see both perspectives of the case developing. I also liked the side characters woven into the story. I am looking forward to seeing more of them in the series.

Overall I enjoyed Perilous Trust it has action, mystery and romance and read like a TV show, I could picture everything happening clearly! A 3.5 star read!

Thank you to Inkslinger PR for the review copy!

Author BIO

Barbara Freethy is a #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of 60 novels ranging from contemporary romance to romantic suspense and women's fiction. Traditionally published for many years, Barbara opened Fog City Publishing in 2011 and has since sold over 7 million books! Twenty-three of her titles have appeared on the New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Lists, including one title, SUMMER SECRETS, which hit #1 on the NYT. In 2014 Barbara was named the Amazon KDP Bestselling Author of all time! She was also the first Indie writer to sell over a million books on Barnes and Noble.
Known for her emotional and compelling stories of love, family, romance and suspense, Barbara is a six-time finalist and two-time winner in the Romance Writers of America acclaimed RITA contest for her novels DANIEL'S GIFT and THE WAY BACK HOME.
For more information, visit her website at


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