• The Last Lie Told

  • Finley O’Sullivan, Book 1
  • By: Debra Webb
  • Narrated by: Megan Tusing
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (340 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today bestselling author Debra Webb comes the thrilling first installment in the Finley O’Sullivan series, featuring a legal investigator haunted by her past and obsessed with the truth.

Legal investigator Finley O’Sullivan searches for evidence the police overlooked, wading through secrets, lies, and betrayal to find answers. With the unsolved murder of her husband still very much on her mind, Finley must confront her own personal trauma on a daily basis. Lies are part of her livelihood, but they’re also the reason she can’t get justice for the man she loved.

When a man imprisoned for murder recants his confession, claiming he cleaned up the mess for his girlfriend—the victim’s own daughter—Finley takes on the case. She discovers the victim had identical twin daughters...and the sisters have very different accounts of the crime.

As she dives headlong into the twins’ traumatic past, Finley will have to contend with her own demons to get to the truth—before it’s too late.

©2022 Debra Webb. (P)2022 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.

Critic Reviews

“A complex case fraught with angst and danger ends with surprising revelations.”Kirkus Reviews

“Debra Webb writes the kind of thrillers I love to read. Sure, there is a murder or more. Yes, a twisted mystery to be solved. Once again, in The Last Lie Told, her characters are fully rendered and reveal themselves authentically as her novel unfolds and careens to its stunning conclusion. The Last Lie Told is her best yet. Webb is the queen of smart suspense.”—Gregg Olsen, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

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Not her best

I love Debra Webb and will continue to read her books, no doubt! This was just not my favorite. So many scattered beginnings and very predictable issues and outcome with the twins. Not to mention unanswered questions. Like the knife???

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Extreme mystery

This book had it all. can't wait for the next Finley book. there were many hints as to the guilty party but only one was correct. very interesting. bravo!


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Meh… Not Worth My Time or Money

Too many unanswered questions. Too many illogical twists at the end (ugh! I read all that for THIS ending!) So many unrealistic elements that it comes off as carelessness rather than artistic license. There are too many options in mystery / deceive fiction to make this one worth the time or money. The performance is good, if that helps.

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Quite a twist in the story v

Had a hard time getting into the story line but once there it held my attention and it had took me by surprise with the ending. Enjoyed listening to this book.

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Legal investigator unfolding lies

Finley’s mother is a judge. Her husband is dead. She’s living in the house her husband bought to refurbish. She suffered a breakdown after her husband was murdered. She’s back working a murder case with Jack. Jack is representing the Lenard family. Jack Finnegan is an attorney representing the Legard family. Five years ago Charles Holmes admitted to murdering Lance Legard. He recently shared with Mr. Siniard his attorney that he’s found God and has evidence to prove his innocence.

Attorney Jackson Finnegan directed Finley to reconstruct the events surrounding the murder of Lance Legard. Finley interviewed the relationships between the Legard family members and Charles Holmes. Every lead led to another lie.

There were many introductions to be made early on in the story making it difficult to find my footing in the story.
There’s two murder investigations taking place at the same time. One involving the murder of Finley’s husband and one involving the murder of Lance Lenard. The blending and meshing of the two is difficult at times to separate in my mind.
The story settled on interviewing numerous characters following lie after lie. Every lead led her to more people to interview.
This is a character driven story. It’s a busy read. For me I struggled with all the connections.
This is my first read by Debra Webb. It’s also my first time reading a storyline about a legal investigator. It wasn’t like police procedures or typical detective investigations. Most of the time Finley reminded me of a dog chasing his or her own tail.
This was my Prime free Read selection. I purchased the audiobook as my whispersync voice selection. I listened using the audible app at 2.1x speed.
Megan Tusing is the solo female performer. This is my first listening experience by this narrator. I found her voice was ideal for Finley’s character. I enjoyed her voice acting skills.
The Last Lie Told read like a cozy read. This is a light, comedic read with Finley was playing a juvenile game of Hot and Cold. A lie is hidden and it’s Finley’s job as an investigator to find the lie.

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Sort of slow til the end

I must say that it was difficult getting through this one. All of the mundane detective conversations had me confused and wanting to create a web to get past it so I could follow! It didn't get juicy until around the 24th chapter...too long. If my book buddy hadn't recommended it, I would've definitely put it down!

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Confusing

I liked the characters, but the story was too twisted. I don’t like cliffhangers. The new book is at least six months off.

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Great Bookl

Interesting story and characters. Deborah web once again doesn’t outstanding job with her mistress. Narrator Megan Tusing also does a great job. I really like this and I’m certain it’s sequel will be just as good!

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Not Exactly Bad

but not on the on the same level as her other novels. An interesting premise that either fell flat, didn't have legs, or got lost in the sauce. I finished an hour ago, and I still can't decide which is more accurate. Fairly simple to figure out, and Ms. Webb tried to save it at the end. Almost kinda sorta not quite. But it's set in Nashville, which I got a kick out of since I've lived here my whole life. That was pretty cool.

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Do not recommend

Too many characters, not an interesting story, characters unlikeable for the most part. Good narration

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  • Jeanette NORMAN
  • 09-13-22

l have tried several time to continue listen

Think that says it all - l simply can't get into this book at all.

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