Blog Tour and Book Review: The Darkness We Hide by Debra Webb
In the thrilling conclusion to The Undertaker’s Daughter series, THE DARKNESS WE HIDE, Doctor Rowan Dupont has been staring death in the face for so long, she’s willing to meet it for the secrets it holds. Death has followed her back to her hometown of Winchester, Tennessee, ten months ago, cloaking the walls of her family’s Victorian funeral home like a shroud. In investigating the mysterious deaths of her loved ones, Rowan has unearthed enough family secrets to bury everything she’d previously thought true. But each shocking discovery has only led to more bodies and more questions; the rabbit hole is deeper than she ever imagined.
Despite settling into a comfortable life with Police Chief Billy Brannigan, Rowan knows dangerous serial killer Julian Addington is still out there. She can’t let her guard down now. Not when she’s this close to ending it once and for all. But with a storm brewing on the horizon, she’ll get only one shot before the impending darkness takes hold, threatening to wipe away every truth she’s uncovered—and everything she holds dear.
If you haven’t read The Secrets We Bury and The Lies We Tell, the first two books in The Undertaker’s Daughter series, you’ll want to go back and read them before you start this. This is an excellent story but it’s very much the conclusion to the trilogy and you’ll miss a great deal of context - and character building - if you try and pick up here.
Rowan DuPont’s family secrets are finally starting to be unearthed, and they’re much more horrifying than she could ever have imagined. The connection between her long-dead mother and serial killer Dr. Julian Addington is revealed, leaving not only Rowan but everyone she cares about in terrible danger… and the body count is once again mounting.
For a Harlequin, this isn’t all that heavy on the romance. Yes, Rowan and police chief Billy Brannigan are settling into something like domestic bliss together, but the knowledge that a serial killer is watching your every move puts a distinct damper on things, as well as the FBI wondering if maybe you’re up to no good. It is, however, very suspenseful, and threads which were opened in previous books are finally tied off here, answering all the questions while providing a satisfying conclusion.
Five stars for an excellent conclusion to a series I’ve thoroughly enjoyed.
Disclaimer: I received a review copy of this title via NetGalley.
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. Visit Debra at www.DebraWebb.com
or write to her at PO Box 176, Madison, AL 35758.