Lightning Strikes

3 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 402 ratings

Beautiful Storm Publisher's Summary

From number-one New York Times best-selling author Barbara Freethy comes the first book in a new romantic suspense trilogy: Lightning Strikes. In these connected novels, a lightning strike leads to love, danger, and the unraveling of a family mystery that'll change the past and the future....

When her father's plane mysteriously disappeared in the middle of an electrical storm, Alicia Monroe became obsessed with lightning. Now a news photographer in Miami, Alicia covers local stories by day and chases storms at night. In a flash of lightning, she sees what appears to be a murder, but when she gets to the scene, there is no body - only a military tag belonging to Liliana Valdez, a woman who has been missing for over a year.

While the police use the tag to jump-start their stalled investigation, Alicia sets off on her own to find the missing woman. Her search takes her into the heart of Miami's Cuban American community where she meets the attractive but brooding Michael Cordero, who has his own demons to vanquish.

Soon Alicia and Michael are trying to save Liliana's life as well as their own, as someone will do anything to protect a dark secret....

©2015 Barbara Freethy (P)2015 Barbara Freethy
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  • Book 1

    • Beautiful Storm

    • Lightning Strikes, Book 1
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 266
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 242
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 244

    When her father's plane mysteriously disappeared in the middle of an electrical storm, Alicia Monroe became obsessed with lightning. Now a news photographer in Miami, Alicia covers local stories by day and chases storms at night. In a flash of lightning, she sees what appears to be a murder, but when she gets to the scene, there is no body - only a military tag belonging to Liliana Valdez, a woman who has been missing for over a year. While the police use the tag to jump-start their stalled investigation, Alicia sets off on her own to find the missing woman.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Okay story, Great narration.

    • By Tracy T on 06-23-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 2

    • Lightning Lingers

    • Lightning Strikes, Book 2
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 8 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74

    Katherine Barrett, a dedicated young doctor, receives a terrified phone call from her younger 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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed

    • By Layla Port on 07-10-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Summer Rain

    • Lightning Strikes, Book 3
    • By: Barbara Freethy
    • Narrated by: Eva Kaminsky
    • Length: 11 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50

    Danielle Monroe is determined to use her new job in DC as a stepping-stone to a high-powered political career. But the secrets surrounding her father's death continue to overshadow her goals. Her family thinks she holds the final piece of the puzzle, but she doesn't even know what the puzzle is, until an attractive and possibly dangerous stranger shows up in her life.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Full of suspense. Intriguing and gripping.

    • By Kindle Customer on 06-25-17

    Regular price: $24.95