Good Day! I hope you and your family are doing well while you are home bound. In our county, they are going to online teaching for our students. They are equipping the students with computers (if they do not have one) and a company is providing an internet connection for those students who do not have one at home. The teachers have been undergoing training. I was glad to see the school board take a proactive approach (worked this out while students were on spring break). How are things in your neck of the woods?
|A small town funeral home|
The Darkness We Hide by Debra Webb-- Dr. Rowan Dupont grew up in the family funeral home. She has returned to Winchester, Tennessee and taken over the family business. Rowan is happy being back home and living with chief of police, Billy Brannigan. She knows that serial killer Julian Addington is still out there and wonders when he will reappear. Rowan is surprised at what she has learned about her family and wonders what other secrets there are about her ancestors. Her friend and local coroner, Burt Johnston dies. He sent a final text to Rowan stating that he had found something she needed to see. Then she receives a call from Detective April Jones that FBI Agent Josh Dressler is missing. The next day a body is found on the grave of Rowan’s mother. It appears that Julian is at it again. When Rowan goes to Burt’s house to get a suit, she finds a bulletin board with pictures and notes relating to Rowan. Rowan needs to figure out what Burt had learned and see if it will help her stop Julian. Rowan knows that Julian will be coming for her, but she worries that he will attack those close to her first. She wants to end this torment once and for all. This might be their only shot at taking out Julian.
The Darkness We Hide by Debra Webb is the third novel in The Undertaker’s Daughter series. The author does provide a summary of what occurred in the earlier books in this series, but I believe it is better to read The Undertaker’s Daughter series in order (it makes more sense that way). The beginning is a little slow, but the pace soon picks up. The Darkness We Hide is a suspenseful novel with twists, turns and surprising revelations. It is a dark tale with gruesome details that will have you cringing (that is a good thing). I was put off, though, by the foul language (I find it offensive). The Darkness We Hide is well written with developed, realistic characters. I could feel the suspense and emotion in this twisty story. The Darkness We Hide provides a thrilling conclusion to the series. All the loose threads (there were so many) are tied up in this action-packed book. You will find your mouth dropping open in disbelief during a certain scene. I was delighted with the satisfying epilogue. I was amazed at the evil, warped characters in this story (this author has a vivid imagination). There are also some truly kind individuals as well. The Darkness We Hide is a dark and twisty suspense with surprising secrets, a perverse predator, a traitorous turncoat, a repugnant agent, and an upset undertaker.
The Darkness We Hide releases March 31. You can pre-order from Amazon* so it will be on your Kindle when you wake up on release day (or have it delivered to your mailbox). The other novels in The Undertaker's Daughter series are The Undertaker's Daughter (a novella), The Secrets We Bury (currently $1.99 on Amazon) and The Lies We Tell. I also suggest checking out Debra Webb's A Winchester, Tennessee Thriller series. Tomorrow I am reviewing The Sunday Potluck Club by Melissa Storm. It is the first book in The Sunday Potluck Club series. By the way. . . What did the sketchbook say to the novel? I'm drawing a blank! I hope you have a safe and sane day. Take care and Happy Reading!
The Avid Reader
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