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The Secrets We Bury

(The Undertaker's Daughter #1)

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Nothing stays buried forever…

Doctor Rowan Dupont knows death. She grew up surrounded by it in her family’s Victorian funeral home, and it’s haunted her since the day her twin sister drowned years ago. Between her mother’s subsequent suicide and the recent murder of her father, coming home to run the funeral home feels fitting—even if it leaves her vulnerable to an obsessiv
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Kindle Edition, 432 pages
Published April 30th 2019 by MIRA
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Becky
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent, excellent, excellent. I love this series and can't wait to see what's next for Rowan and Billy? And where's Julian, questions for next in series. I was sent this book by the author and I highly recommend it. I hard a hard time putting it down and always looking forward to next page. Anxiously awaiting the next in series.. Thanks Debra for writing this books and letting us be a part of a world you created.
Maureen ~Bitch Can Write A Book
I. COULD. NOT. PUT. THIS. BOOK. DOWN!

Holy Schmoly...

I enjoyed the novella introducing this series, but sweet baby geebus. This book absolutely rocked, and man did it dive right in. Doctor Rowan Dupont has quite a history and quite a nasty serial killer stalker. 😳

I gotta tell you I love Billy, that is all.

The best part of this book and with all Debra Webb’s series...you have this killer continuing to weave through the series BUT each book on top of that has epic story line. This one was no differ
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Elizabeth
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: edelweiss
Title : The Secrets We Bury
Series: The Undertaker's Daughter #1
Author : Debra Webb
Author's website:https://www.debrawebb.com/

Genre: mystery /thriller
Pages :432
Publisher:MIRA
Pub:April 30,2019
Edelweiss+

Book synopsis :
Nothing stays buried forever…

Doctor Rowan Dupont knows death. She grew up surrounded by it in her family’s Victorian funeral home, and it’s haunted her since the day her twin sister drowned years ago. Between her mother’s subsequent suicide and the recent murder of her father, com
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Kris - My Novelesque Life
RATING: 3.5 STARS
2019; MIRA/HarperCollins Canada

Please note, I suggest that you read the novella The Undertaker's Daughter first as it gives the back story for this book. While it can be read without the novella (Webb does give you some backstory) it just adds to the story.

Debra Webb writes in the romantic suspense genre, and this book is why I love the genre so much. It is heavy on suspense with a nice balance of romance. In this particular book, we get some of the romantic setup but this stor
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Teresa  -Poised Pen Productions
The Secrets We Bury is the best book that I've read this year!
Debra Webb is always a must read for me, and she has hit it out of the park with this one.
The pages are filled with thrilling suspense, a superb storyline, and mysterious intrigue.
When you begin this journey make sure that you have nothing on your to-do list for the rest of the day. Once you begin, you won't be able to put it down. Highly recommended. Five start just isn't enough!
Jo Ann Reinhold
Apr 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Doctor Rowan Dupont returns to her hometown to take over her family's funeral home after an obsessive serial killer murders her father and leaves Rowan questioning so much of her life.
Was her sister's death really an accident? And did her sister's death really drive her mother to suicide? What secrets are hidden within the walls of the old Victorian funeral home that her family had worked and lived in for generations?
Refusing to let fear rule her, she wades through the mystery to unravel the tru
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Diane Saul
Mar 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr Rowan DuPont has returned home to run the family funeral parlor after her Father’s murder. She is the obsession of a serial killer, Julian Addington, the man who murdered her Father, and was her friend for years. Julian was very good at hiding his true self. As the story unfolds we find out more about his obsession.

I really enjoyed this book. I read it start to finish non stop. There is suspense and some unexpected twists in this story. I look forward to the sequel this fall.
Elaine
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Beverly
Jan 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book started off kind of slow even tho it picks up where the Undertaker's daughter left off. However, I like that it did. Some answered questions, many more still I want to know or need to know really. While I dislike what Juliane has done to Rowan I have to say I still kind of find my self rooting for him he has that Lecture feel about him. I really hope Rowan and Billy get together you can see the sparks with them so I really hope so. When one answer gets answered another 3 questions come ...more
Michelle
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Rowan Dupont moves back to Winchester, Tennessee to take over running the family funeral home after her father was murdered. As she is trying to get into her new surroundings, new murders start happening that are related to the serial killer that is obsessed with her. He has information about her sister that drowned and her mother that committed suicide. Will she be able to find out what really happened to them before he comes after her again? Will she be able to stop him before he hurts any ...more
Sarah
Apr 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Debra Webb does it again! The Secrets We Bury is another hit that keeps readers guessing with characters that they get attached too and are not ready to let go.
Dr. Rowan DuPont has come home to run her family’s funeral home after her father was murdered by a serial killer who at one time she trusted. One would hope that coming home would be easy for her but it seems that death is following her in the forms of deaths from her childhood that need to be explained and a number of murders that are ta
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Kari
Jul 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
The Secrets We Bury was a good solid mystery and one I did enjoy. Rowan is a psychiatrist who has returned to her home town to take over the family's funeral home business. When old bones show up near the place her sister drowned years before, she finds herself pulled into a decades old mystery that could bring answers to what really happened to her sister.

As I said, I did enjoy the mystery as well as the characters. I liked Rowan even though she had a couple of TSTL moments. Thankfully, she did
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Cindy Reifel
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rowan Dupont has returned to her hometown to run her family funeral home. Winchester is the place where her twin sister drowned at 12, her mother killed herself a few months later and, her father was murdered a month ago by her mentor. Problem is that her mentor, the serial killer, has followed her home and, bodies keep showing up all over town.
Rowan's childhood friend Billy, the Chief of Police, is the only one she can really trust. Then again, she trusted her mentor, too
Strap on your seat belt
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Gail
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Vicki
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Rowan DuPont moves back home to run the family funeral home after her Dad is murdered. Unfortunately secrets have a way of following us and her’s are following her home. While visiting the spot her sister drowned all those years ago, she stumbles across skeletal remains. Very old skeletal remains.
What does this have to do with her sister drowning or her Mom’s suicide all those years ago, of anything? Can Rowan find the answers to the secrets her family buried all those years ago?
Debra Webb
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Cindy ~
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thrilling from beginning to end. This author knows how to weave a story full of thrills, chills and suspense. The secrets that were unraveled were shocking and I cannot wait for the next book.
Carolyn
May 28, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Ellen Weaver
Apr 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Just when I think I’ve read the best by Debra Webb, she presents another thriller. The Secrets We Bury is suspense from beginning to end!!! Dr Rowan returns to Winchester to continue the family business while hoping to get answers to questions long unanswered. What really happened to her twin years ago? Her mother’s suicide and her fathers recent murder raise uneasy doubts in her mind as to what’s behind this. I could not put this book down! I’m waiting for next story to see where Debra ta ...more
Lea
Feb 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an astonishing first book to Debra Webb’s new series! I read the prequel, THE UNDERTAKER’S DAUGHTER, so I thought I was prepared for the action that was promised in this new series. No way! I could hardly put the book down to go to bed and picked it up again the next morning, reading until other chores or tasks called my name. The story of Dr. Rowan DuPont is nothing short of amazing; it’s amazing that she survived when a serial killer stalked her; it’s amazing that she survived the de ...more
Susan W
Feb 27, 2019 rated it liked it
First thank you Edelweiss for the opportunity to review this book. Rowan is back home running the family funeral home after her father is killed by a man whom she thought was her friend, but is in fact a serial killer. Strange things have been happening to Rowan, is she losing her mind or is someone trying to make her think so. Who is this person, how is he getting into the home, is he building up to kill her, is it the serial killer or someone else? Lots of questions and it seems as though only ...more
Sarah
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
More like 2.5. I'd like to thank Edelweiss and the publisher for an advance copy in exchange for an honest review. While I did enjoy the overall premise of this book, I still found it a bit slow and had to keep picking it up and putting it down to finish it.
Sheri
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
This was an ok mystery. Nothing special. I thought there was more potential than was utilized.
Vivian
3.5-star read

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Dr. Rowan DuPont is a forensic psychiatrist. She was once well respected by law enforcement and thought her career was beneficial. After her father was murdered by her longtime mentor she is questioning all that she's ever known. She leaves Nashville behind and returns to her hometown of Winchester, Tennesse and takes over the family mortuary business. Rowan's life has been filled with
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Nancy Wolfe
Apr 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Doctor Rowan Dupont returns to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee to take over her family's funeral home after the obsessive serial killer Julian Addington, murdered her father. Will things finally return to normal for Rowan or will there always be a cloud of danger hanging over her??
Renewing her friendship with Billy, the local police chief, who insists that she learn how to shoot a gun and carry pepper spray for protection. She feels empowered and more determined than ever to get on with he
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Leslie
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Kate Vale
May 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rowen Dupont has taken over her late father's funeral home, but the questions she has about her sister's drowning and her mother's suicide continue to haunt her.

When the man she knows is a serial killer seems to haunt her and she discovers his daughter's bones in a nearby river, it's clear that he's now after her.

Can the local police chief keep Rowen safe when two of his deputies are already dead? And why are other townspeople also turning up dead--but not from natural causes? Who's murdering th
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Brandy Siniard Thornton
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Tammy Morse
May 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Cheryl
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series
I read the prequel The Undertaker's Daughter and was hooked. This book is even better than the prequel. I love Rowan's character. She's so strong but she's been shaken by events. In this installment, Rowan has moved back to her hometown and taken over her late father's funeral home. But, murder follows her home. The serial killer, who was her friend and mentor, is close. There are some big reveals about her sister, Raven's, death and the death of another you woman. I can't wait to read the next ...more
Mary Lawson
Apr 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Secrets We Bury
Debra Webb

The intricate puzzles that are woven within the dark lake in Winchester, Tennessee haunt Rowan as she begins to question if her sister’s death all those years ago was really an accident. If not an accident, how does it relate to her mom’s suicide and her father’s murder?
As she takes over her family business, a funeral home, the suspense ratchets up the more you read and you can’t put it down.
Another winner from Debra Webb that leaves you waiting for the next book.
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DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 140 novels, including reader favorites the Shades of Death, the Faces of Evil and the Colby Agency series. She is the recipient of the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Romantic Suspense as well as numerous Reviewers Choice Awards. In 2012 Debra was honored as the first recipient of the esteemed L. A. Banks Warrior W ...more

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