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The Lies We Tell

(The Undertaker's Daughter #2)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  884 ratings  ·  156 reviews
From the author of Trust No One

Nothing hurts like the truth.

Doctor Rowan Dupont knows a serial killer is coming for her. Julian Addington has been waiting. Watching. And it’s only a matter of time before he strikes. But what Julian doesn’t know is that Rowan is ready for him. And more than anything she wants answers. How well did the depraved killer actually know her mothe
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Published September 17th 2019 by MIRA
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
EXCERPT: With gloved hands, Rowan gently examined the final mask of skin. The edges were clean and fairly smooth, like the others. Whoever had removed the faces had first made a meticulous incision around the entire boundary of the hairline, in front of the ears and then down and beneath the chin, tracing the mandible. Finally, the skin had been removed with painstaking slowness to ensure there were no sudden tears, or thin or uneven spots. The work had been executed with surgical precision. The ...more
DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

That was the thing about secrets. Secrets never stayed secret forever.

She hadn’t analyzed the realization too deeply in the past. Honestly, this was the first time the thought had fully formed in her brain. Ideas and conclusions so very close to that thought had bobbed to the surface of the ocean of others flooding her life lately.

She closed the bag wondering when she had so thoroughly become her father? He had always chatted with the clients. She vividly remembered walking into
This book is part of a continuing story arc and the preceding books are essential to read before beginning this one.

The story continues with even more secrets having been revealed about Rowan DuPont’s family. This time it’s her mother, Norah, who committed suicide shortly after her daughter and Rowan’s twin Raven’s death. The body of a man is delivered to the funeral home and a shocking tattoo is revealed when Rowan begins her procedures. Even more distressing are the secrets discovered about th
Nadene  (Totally Addicted to Reading)
The Lies We Tell by Debra Webb continues the story of Doctor Rowan Dupont. It proved to be more twisted than the previous books. Rowan is trying to live her life as normal as possible, however the knowledge that a serial killer has her in his crosshairs makes it difficult. Now when she thought things couldn’t get crazier, a body ends upon her embalming table, which she discovers may somehow have a connection to her mother. A discovery which led to her having more questions about her past. Beside ...more
Carolyn Walsh
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: unfinished
I wish to thank NetGalley and Harlequin Publishers for the chance to read The Lies We Tell in return for an honest review. This is grim, intriguing story, which I should have enjoyed more, but I felt there were too many gaps detracting from my getting fully drawn in and involved. Rowan DuPont returns to take over business in the family funeral home. Her character and outlook are influenced by tragic events in the past. Her mother committed suicide, and her twin sister and father have both died. ...more
Dec 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Read this for the second time in anticipation of The Darkness We Hide Release: March 31, 2020. Although new murders have befallen the small town of Winchester I was more drawn to the ongoing mystery of the serial killers and their connections to Rowan's mother Norah. Add to this mystery the blooming romance between Rowan and her long time friend Chief Billy Brannigan and The Lies We Tell is a welcome escape from the anxiety and uncertainty we face.

**Original review**
When I requested th
Erin Clemence
Special thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review.

Rowan DuPont is the new undertaker in her hometown, a town she was once desperate to escape from after the death of her family. Now she leads a relatively quiet existence, preserving the dead and occasionally helping her police officer best friend, Billy, with cases that require her psychological expertise. When her small town is rocked by the murders o
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the first time I have not only read this series but this author as well. A serial killer is on the loose and from what I understand is after the main character for some reason. This is the problem sometimes with starting a series where it’s not the first book. Her mother committed suicide. Her dad and her sister are dead. I will be reading the first book to get the whole story. Her cop friend is making sure she is ok while trying to see if she’s hiding anything. Sparks are flying between ...more
Jo Ann Reinhold
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Debra Webb continues the intriguing series The Undertaker's Daughter's with this newest book, The Lies We Tell.
Rowen knows that she is in the crosshairs of a serial killer. Julian Addington is out there watching...and waiting. She can feel his eyes on her even though there are no signs to where he might be.
She also knows that he is somehow tied closer to her and her family than she ever knew and that much of her life has been a lie. But just how much, and what part of her sister's death and her
Oct 02, 2019 rated it liked it
I had no idea this was a series so I’m bummed that I didn’t start with book one. While book two certainly worked as a stand alone, it sounds like book one was a suspenseful, thrilling ride! Unfortunately, too much was given away in The Lies We Tell for me to go back and read the first in the series.

I enjoyed The Lies We Tell! It was dark, twisty, chilling, and suspenseful! With multiple storylines and fast paced action, this was a speedy read for me because I couldn’t put it down. I’m left with
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Rowan Dupont is waiting for Dr. Addington to make his move. When murders start to happen in the sleepy town, Rowan can't help but wonder if they are somehow tied to Addington in an attempt to make her feel like they are her fault. Her and Billy keep trying to find pieces to the puzzle of her family while slowing realizing they are more than friends.

Another great book in the Undertaker's Daughter series! I can't wait for the next installment.
Robin Loves Reading
My Rating: 4.5 Stars

After reading the novella and the first book in this series, The Undertaker's Daughter and The Secrets We Bury, there was no way I couldn't go on to read this book! I only got this one for review, but gladly obtained the other titles. Well, Dr. Rowan Dupont was getting way too close to the truth of discovering secrets from years long past. Now she is in a serial killer's crossfire.

By now, Rowan has been working at her funeral home, all the while drawing closer to frie
Oct 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you NetGalley and Mira for an advanced copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Lies We Tell
By: Debra Webb

*REVIEW* 📚📚📚.5
I do wish I had known that this book is a second in a series because I would have read them in order. The Lies We Tell is, nonetheless, a gripping suspenseful read. Rowan has been surrounded by murder and death her entire life, and that felt a bit forced to me. That's a whole lot of serious stuff going down with this woman tied to al
Lauren Stoolfire
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, suspense
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Secrets We Bury didn't particularly impress me, but I'm glad I decided to stick with The Undertaker's Daughter series since the first book had quite a bit of potential. Luckily, The Lies We Tell tell begins to pick up the slack where the first left off. I began to get more invested in Rowan and the rest of the cast a little more this time which was a major issue for me in the first novel. I didn't feel quite
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well another great book by Debra Webb... she always has fabulous books I have to say that about all of them because I haven't read one yet I don't love I recommend this one highly.. dr. Rowen DuPont knows the serial killer Julian is still out there somewhere he was once a close friend of the family. the man who murdered her father
Had relations with her mother.. many other secrets this is the second book in the series and my absolute favorite.. this book has so many twists and turns you must read
Jessica Zweiacker
The Lies We Tell was an intense read! I have been a huge fan of Debra Webb for many years now, reading a abundance of her books. With each new book her storytelling gets deeper, more imaginative and wonderfully complex! Her newest series, is dark, twisty and captivating. The story had me captivated from the very beginning and had my full attention, I never wanted to put my kindle down. So many intriguing turn of events, lots of drama and heart wrenching events , I never wanted the book to end. I ...more
Becky Baldridge
The Lies We Tell starts off well enough, and there is a mystery here, but for the life of me, I'm not quite sure exactly what that mystery was. Is Julian out to get Rowan? Did her mother have some involvement in it all? Was her father the man she thought he was? Oh, and then, we have two murders that have Rowan and Billy running around and asking questions. And exactly why is the undertaker so involved in a police investigation anyway? So, yes, there were questions, loads of questions with very ...more
Ellen Weaver
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another winner by Debra Webb!! Rowan DuPont is searching for answers re the deaths of her twin sister and their mother. Instead of answers, even more questions arise with the body count rising and the clues dwindling. Teaming up with good friend Billy Brannigan, Rowan continues with her undertaking job as she desperately tries to figure out the emerging secrets re her family. Debra Webb on a book I’d guarantee of a great read!!!
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Short Take: Is this how straight guys feel in strip clubs?

(*Note: I received an advance copy of this book for review.*)

Y’all it’s 86 degrees here, and it’s September. WHY is it 86 degrees in September? All my feeds are full of scarves and pumpkin spice, and while I am not into either of those, I am also not into 86 degrees in September. Everyone’s allergies are going nuts, which is just compounding the misery of the heat.

And speaking of misery, let’s talk about The Lies We Tell, shall we?

This is
Alyson Read
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
There is a lot of disturbing history in Rowan DuPont's past. As a child, her sister Raven was murdered, and her mother killed herself shortly after, devastating Rowan and her father. She moved away and ended up qualifying and working as a psychiatrist whilst her father remained in their home town of Winchester running the family funeral home. When her father himself was murdered, she had to come home and suffered greatly at the hands of a man who has taken an unnatural interest in her all her li ...more
Cyndi Becker
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a first. In all my years of reading suspense, I’ve never read about an undertaker. It’s a brilliant role, and Ms. Webb created a wonderful character in Rowen. I really enjoyed snooping around in her head. I know so much more about the process and it didn’t entirely creep me out. What did creep me out was this story and how this book ended ( yes, a cliffhanger – it is a mystery/thriller after all) that left me wanting more (in a good way).

Debra Webb created a captivating read putting Rowe
Sep 25, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley, thriller
This book kept me reading, and had a lot of twists and surprises. The main character is an undertaker, although she used to be a police consultant before her encounter with a serial killer (who is still active and obsessed with her). There were a lot of twists and turns, and I liked the characters. However, the reader should be aware that the ending is pretty much a cliffhanger - although one mystery is solved, the primary events remain unresolved, and there are even more (very interesting) ques ...more
Tracy Wood
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What do you do if someone is watching you, someone you rightfully fear but can't find? Everyday essentials such as earning a living mean parts of your life have to continue, especially if you are responsible for burying the dead in your small home town. Doctor Rowan Dupont was always known as the undertaker's daughter until her father was murdered; now everything is down to her.

Thankfully, Rowan's main ally is the local chief of police, Billy Brannigan, who is not only determined to keep her saf
Tracy Wood
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: za-2019, z-netgalley
What do you do if someone is watching you, someone you rightfully fear but can't find? Everyday essentials such as earning a living mean parts of you life have to continue, especially if you are responsible for burying the dead in your small home town. Doctor Rowan Dupont was always known as the undertaker's daughter until her father was murdered; now everything is down to her.

Thankfully, Rowan's main ally is the local chief of police, Billy Brannigan, who is not only determined to keep her safe
Sep 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rowan is still searching for answers but every time she finds one, more lies come out this book kept me on the edge of my seat. Debra does suspense masterfully I can't wait for the next book so good! ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Rowan DuPont knows a serial killer is after her. That however, is not stopping her from trying to find out the truth of her mothers suicide years before. Rowan is learning that the death of her twin might not be the only reason she took her life. From what she has learned so far her mother may have ties to people that kill. Police chief Billy Brannigan a long time friend of Rowan's, more than just a friend really, plans to keep Rowan safe from one of the worst serial killers alive, Jullian . ...more
Kathleen Gray
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rowan lost her sister, mother, and father and now she's dealing with more than she ever imagined. A body has been brought into her funeral home with her mother's name tattooed across his back. Rowan's always wondered why her mother committed suicide (or if she did) and she's spending time with some cryptic journals her mother left behind. Julian Addington, a serial killer, is on the loose and menacing her. Rowan's worked for the Nashville Police as a consultant so she knows how bad this can be b ...more
Patricia Romero
THE UNDERTAKER'S DAUGHTER #2  Sometimes the truth will get you killed.

The first book in this series is a novella titled " The Undertaker's Daughter", followed by " The Secrets We Bury". Both books are important to the third. 

Dr. Rowan Dupont knows death. Living above her family funeral home she shared her home with it. She knew how to embalm a body before most of us had kissed a boy.

Her story begins as she is working with the Nashville police as a psychiatric consultant. She has a nose for kille
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Debra Webb for the ARC of The Lies We Tell by Debra Webb that I read and reviewed.
What does one say about a book that you finish and run right to the computer and see when the next book in the series comes out and realize you have to wait five months and it is going to be torture to get the answers that you are dying to have? That is how I felt at the end of this book and I loved it.
This is the second book in The Undertaker’s Daughter series and it picked up where the first one ended
Desiree Leonard
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an arc copy of this book in return for my honest opinion and review..
This is the second book in the series the first one is the secrets we bury about Rowan Dupont and the journey she goes through finding out her past and even her future well she is running from a man that she cared for and that she thought she knew but in reality he is a horable serial killer who's killed over 100 people.
In this book it is a complete roller coaster ride of emotions secrets that are unraveled and mor
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DEBRA WEBB is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 150 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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