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 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 bottom of her mother’s puzzling suicide once and for all—even if it means exposing an unsettling past. It certainly seems like her family’s Victorian funeral home has borne witness to more than one dark secret, but when a recent double homicide leads to an even grislier discovery, separating the truth from the lies might be the last thing Rowan does.
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. Besides this craziness, she finds herself embroiled in a double homicide, which may or may not be linked to the serial killer.
Everyone Rowan trusted had betrayed her except for her best friend, the Chief of Police, Billy Winters who is determined to protect her with his last breath. Their feelings for each other went beyond friendship, however past and current events proved a stumbling block in allowing it to develop further. In this installment, readers are treated to a ringside view of the transformation of their relationship. However, a note of warning several references were made regarding Rowan’s attraction to Billy from her teenage years. This may prove frustrating for readers who are not fans of repetitive journeys down memory lane. In addition, readers may find Rowan’s deep-seated need to hide things from him frustrating, even though she believed it was justifiable.
The mystery surrounding the murders in this installment was easily solved as not a lot of guesswork was involved. However, the facts proved interesting. The main plot has yet to be tied up and as such the book ended with several unanswered questions and danger still dogging the heroine’s door.
The suspense will not only have readers on the edge of their seats but will have them turning the pages seeking answers. The turn of events at the end will leave one mind boggled and wondering what this could mean for the main characters.
Debra Webb has captivated readers with another twisted and page turning tale. Fans of the author would love this series and for readers who love suspenseful stories this is a must read.
About Debra Webb
Debra Webb is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of more than 130 novels, including reader favorites the Faces of Evil, the Colby Agency, and the Shades of Death series.
With more than four million books sold in numerous languages and countries, Debra’s love of storytelling goes back to her childhood on a farm in Alabama.
Nadene, is a fun loving, but quiet girl who is addicted to all things bookish, She is never without a book and will read just about anything as long the material is compelling enough to hold her attention. When she is not reading, she enjoys cooking, listening to music and watching television.