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The Lies We Tell

(The Undertaker's Daughter #2)

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4.49  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  37 reviews
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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Paperback, 352 pages
Expected publication: September 17th 2019 by MIRA
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Carolyn
Sep 03, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Michelle
Jun 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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.
Jessica Zweiacker
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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  ·  review of another edition
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
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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Lea
May 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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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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Alyson Read
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Tracy Wood
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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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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Angelnet
Sep 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
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  ·  review of another edition
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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Aly
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
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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Lori
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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
Diane
Sep 07, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Lies We Tell by author Debra Webb is suspenseful and intriguing. This is in the series of The Undertaker's Daughter, Dr. Rowan DuPont, and is better understood if you have read the previous books, but it can be read as a stand-alone book. Rowan is seeking the hidden truths about her mother and her father and how involved they might have been as accomplices with a serial killer, Carlos Sanchez. I am glad that Rowan and Billy are moving toward acknowledging the possibility of a relationship. R ...more
Elaine
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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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Kathleen Gray
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Desiree Leonard
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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Mary
Sep 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When the body of Carlos Sanchez arrives at the funeral home covered in tattoos, Rowan is intrigued, but puzzled when she traces the tattoos line to one word, her Mother’s name. Coincidence or not, Rowan photographs the body and for good measure asks her best friend Police Chief Billy Brannigan to run his prints. But once the prints hit the National Crime database all hell breaks loose and what ensues will keep you on your toes. Disappearing bodies, two more gruesome murders that bare similaritie ...more
Leah Hines
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There is a bigger plot that is developing from book to book so these need to be read in order. That being said, you won't want to miss this page-turner! The characters are great. The mystery in Billy's new cases is easy to figure out. However, the biggest mystery revolving around Rowan, her family, and the past is a gripping, suspense filled thrill ride that keeps you coming back for more. Each tidbit that is revealed brings more questions and I can't wait to see how it all plays out. I also lov ...more
Margaret Yelton
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher in exchange for my fair and honest review.

This is the second book in the series, and although I didn't read the first book I didn't have any trouble following along with the storyline. Rowan Dupont has taken over the undertaker job in her hometown, after her fathers murder. She grew up surrounded by death, and it still surrounds her now in the form of series killers. The book was action packed, and full of twists and turns. I love thrillers and
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Tammy Morse
Sep 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was glad to go back to Winchester, Tennessee. I always feel like I am back home. There is suspense, intriguing how thing pop up in certain places. It kept me on the edge of my chair. Rowan and Billy always work great together. Who know what will ever come to those two. I love the way you make it flow together so we don't get lost. I can't put the book down, it is a tearjerker in some places. But most of all you know when to throw the twist and turns in to make it incredibly exciting and more g ...more
Christine Moore
Sep 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 2nd book in the series The Undertaker's Daughter. It can be read as a stand alone but I don't suggest it. The Secrets We Bury is the first book and you get so much of the backstory of the characters reading it first. In The Lies We Tell, we catch back up with Doctor Rowan Dupont while she is waiting for Julian Addington to come for her. This story has so many twists and turns and I could not put it down. I can not wait for the next book in the series! This series is a must read if yo ...more
Annette
Sep 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2019
A fast paced book that grabbed me from the first page! It is book two in a series and even tho I hadn’t read the previous one I had no problems following the story. I definitely want to go back and read the first one now. I really enjoyed the story and look forward to story number three. Thanks to Netgalley for the early copy
Toni
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Debra Webb continues the series about the people of Winchester, Tennessee, with her latest book. I really like the characters she has created for this series but I was a little disappointed in the ending. There were a couple of loose ends that weren’t tied up but I look forward to the next installment.
Becky
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent addition by Debra Webb. I love the Undertakers Daughters series and this book doesn't disappoint. There are twists and turns, you think you have it figured out and bam another twist. I am eagerly awaiting the next in this series. If you haven't read anything by Debra Webb you should start now.
JoAnn
Sep 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Lies We Tell is a fantastic suspense. The plot has many twists and turns to keep the reader guessing and on the edge of their seat. Suspense and mystery fans will enjoy this book. Thanks to the publisher for my advance ebook. This is my unbiased review.
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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)