Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Truth Will Out by K.C. Wells

Jonathon de Mountford’s visit to Merrychurch village to stay with his uncle Dominic gets off to a bad start when Dominic fails to appear at the railway station. But when Jonathon finds him dead in his study, apparently as the result of a fall, everything changes. For one thing, Jonathon is the next in line to inherit the manor house. For another, he’s not so sure it was an accident, and with the help of Mike Tattersall, the owner of the village pub, Jonathon sets out to prove his theory—if he can concentrate long enough, without getting distracted by the handsome Mike.

They discover an increasingly long list of people who had reason to want Dominic dead. And when events take an unexpected turn, the amateur sleuths are left bewildered. It doesn’t help that the police inspector brought in to solve the case is the last person Mike wants to see, especially when they are told to keep their noses out of police business.

In Jonathon’s case, that’s like a red rag to a bull…

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Jonathon heads to the small English town of Merrychurch to spend a few weeks visiting with his Uncle Dominic. When he arrives, there is no sign of his Dominic. Mike, the owner of the local pub, sees Jonathan stranded at the station and gives him a lift to his uncle’s home only to find him dead. When Dominic’s death is deemed a homicide, Jonathan and Mike (a former London detective) start some amateur sleuthing to try to find the killer.

This story is totally charming. I love the small English village setting, the mix of different characters, and the way things are not as they seem with secrets hidden behind proper English behaviour. We follow a number of different leads that may or may not lead to the killer. I confess I wasn’t really sure who the killer was and while my brain worked to try to figure it out, I suspected several people, even the vicar’s lovely old wife. I had no idea. But I’m thrilled that I had to wait for the author to reveal who did it to find out who our killer was and why they did it.

While working together to find out how Dominic met his untimely death, Jonathon stays at Mike’s pub and helps him out around the pub. From early on the men feel like an old married couple even though they’d just met, and it felt natural. Their little romance is subtly woven through the story and is just lovely. There are no explicit sex scenes in this book and I was pleased because they would have been out of place. A few kisses here and there were just right.

I had a fabulous time reading Truth Will Out. I loved the murder mystery, and the romance was spot on. Truth Will Out appears to be the first Merrychurch Mystery and I hope that means we will get more stories from Jonathon and Mike.

I've always written, right from an early age. I was always writing stories as a child, and as I grew up, I had the idea of writing a novel, like so many people do. Born and raised in the north-west of England, K.C. Wells always loved writing. Words were important. Full stop. However, when childhood gave way to adulthood, the writing ceased, as life got in the way. K.C. discovered erotic fiction in 2009, where the purchase of a ménage storyline led to the startling discovery that reading about men in love was damn hot. In 2012, arriving at a really low point in life led to the desperate need to do something creative. An even bigger discovery waited in the wings—writing about men in love was even hotter... K.C. now writes full time and is loving every minute of her new career. The laptop still has no idea of what hit it... it only knows that it wants a rest, please. And it now has to get used to the idea that where K.C goes, it goes.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Truth Will Out (Merrychurch Mysteries #1) by K.C. Wells read and review.

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