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The Lies We Tell

(The Undertaker's Daughter #2)

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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 mother? And how many lies have been
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Published September 17th 2019 by MIRA
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Carolyn
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
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 of
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Donna Hines
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
I'm so happy that I was 'invited to view' at NetGalley this ARC from Debra Webb that's due out Sept 17th by Mira.
What an absolute pleasure as it was a nail biter and I seriously couldn't flip the pages quick enough to find out the who and the why behind the deaths from the past with a serial killer about to strike.
Truly this is one of those plots in which you must watch your back and those in your inner circle as you're constantly being watched and monitored but the question is why?
Doctor Rowan
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Amanda
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
Michelle
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.
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
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Elaine
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
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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
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!!!
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
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Beverly
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!
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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Vickie
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series about Rowan who is the daughter of an undertaker. It’s not enough that she grew up around death. Now, she has unwittingly allowed a serial killer into her life and death is all around her. There are some really violent deaths in her hometown of WInchester, TN, and Rowan blames herself for bringing the killer to their doorstep. The town sheriff is her old high school friend Billy, and Billy is determined to protect Rowan at all costs. The action is fast-paced ...more
BookNerdsBrainDump
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
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Nessa
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dr. Rowan Dupont is the Undertaker’s Daughter. After the death of her father, she moves home to take over the family business but when bodies start piling up she must work alongside Chief of Police Billy Brannigan to find the killer…even if it means digging into the unsettling past that haunts her and watching for the serial killer who will stop at nothing to have her.

 If there is one way to get me interested in a book, bringing a smart, notorious serial killer into the mix is going to do it. I
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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
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
Nancy Wolfe
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the second book in the series about Dr. Rowan DuPont, whose father was the town undertaker. She was always known as the undertaker’s daughter but with the violent death of her beloved father she returns home to take over the family business.

She grew up around death and experienced it first hand with the death of her twin sister and then her mother’s suicide. Now, she has unwittingly allowed a serial killer into her life, a man she had known for years, someone she considered a friend. Row
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Tracy Wood
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley, 2019
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
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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
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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
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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
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Angelnet
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And finally I get around to telling you about the book that the lovely people at MIRA sent me to review. The Lies We Tell is the second main book in the Undertaker's Daughter series. It COULD be read on its own as a standalone story as you do get a reprise of a lot of the salient points as the book moves along but it is much more satisfying to read them in order.

Rowan is now acutely aware that she is the main target for Julian Addington the serial killer. She knows that he is just watching and
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Cathy Geha
Sep 15, 2019 rated it liked it
The Lies We Tell by Debra Webb
The Undertaker’s Daughter #2

Not having read the prequel or book one in this series I do feel I might have been at a disadvantage. We know a serial killer is after her and there are secrets to be learned about the past. As I read I found out that Rowan once worked as a psychiatrist with the Nashville Police Department but left because of her inability to “see” that another psychiatrist was a serial killer. The killer is still on the lose and Rowan has gone back to Wi
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Sarah
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
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Angel Hatfield
Sep 17, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 mother? And how many lies have been spun in the years since she took her own life? Working alongside her childhood friend Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan is determined to get to the bott ...more
Aly
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs-ebook
3.75/5 stars

I don't believe I've ever read a novel by Debra Webb, so this is a first for me. I was invited by a contact from the publisher to read and review this book. I was hesitant at first, as the synopsis sounded intriguing but was the 2nd book in a series. Thankfully I had very few issues with finding my way through the book. It was fast-paced, suspenseful when it need to be, and was an overall enjoyable night-time read. We do get references from the previous book, but they were usually wo
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Jennifer Kirkwood (Levac)
Sep 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The main character, Rowan grew up around death being the undertaker's daughter but now even worse she has a serial killer after her. Rowan has lost her twin sister, her mother when she was 12 years old and more recently her father. How many secrets did her parents have never tell her about? She is trying to figure out what the real truth is all the while staying one step ahead of the killer, Julian. This is book #2 in The Undertaker's Daughter series but I was able to read it as a stand alone. I ...more
Lori
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
Joanne
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, reviewed
Debra Webb is an author that should definitely be on your list of authors to read. She has never disappointed me with any of her books yet. I am always highly recommending her to others.

The Undertaker's Daughter series is
The Undertaker’s Daughter #.5
The Secrets We Bury #1
The Lies We Tell #2

Dr. Rowan DuPont has returned home to take over the family business, after her father's death. She was always known as the undertaker’s daughter.
Dr. Rowan DuPont trying to find the answers to her mothers death
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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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The Undertaker's Daughter (3 books)
  • The Secrets We Bury (The Undertaker's Daughter #1)
  • The Darkness We Hide (The Undertaker's Daughter, #3)