TITLE: Truth will Out
AUTHOR: K.C Wells
SERIES: Merrychurch Mysteries #1
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
RELEASE DATE: Oct 30, 2018
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….
Jonathon de Mountford is visiting his uncle Dominic at Merrychurch. A lovely English village where Jonathon looks forward to spent some quiet time with his uncle. But, when he finds Dominic dead in the manor, what is supposed to be a lovely and peaceful weekend turns out to be one of the worst weeks of his life.
Someone has murdered his uncle, and Jonathon has every intention of finding out who did this with the help of the sexy ex-policeman Mike Tattersall.
Truth Will Out by K.C. Wells is book one in the Merrychurch Mysteries series. It was a lovely mystery novel that I really enjoyed.
Merrychurch is a quiet village in the English countryside. Nothing happens in Merrychurch, until the death of the lord of the manor, Dominic de Mountford. Jonathon de Mountford is a famous photographer; he runs around the world searching for the perfect cliché. He’s gay and out, and despite his family’s and his father’s disapproval, Jon refuses to live in a closet.
As Dominic’s nephew and heir, Jon wants to know the truth about his uncle’s death, and while investigating his murder with Mike’s help, Jonathon opens the door to a world of secrets in this quiet village.
Mike is the pub’s owner. After being a policeman in London, Mike had to retire after losing his foot on service. He settles for the quiet and lovely village of Merrychurch. When Jonathon crosses his path and they discover Dominic’s body, the ex-copper inside of him can’t say no to investigate this murder, and it has nothing to do with the growing attraction between the two of them.
I adore Mike and Jonathon. They’re intelligent and funny. They barely know each other, but from the beginning, a connection is made between them, like their minds know each other before they realize.
I love how, while investigating, they discover each other and get to know each other until what they are trying to avoid happens, and they succumb to their desire. I adored them.
The book was super interesting. It had the atmosphere of a classic Agatha Christie, with one murder, a list of potential murderers, and throughout the book you eliminate some of them, add others, etc, etc.
It was funny and easy to read, and the growing feelings between Mike and Jon were super sweet to follow. I recommend this book. It’s a change of our usual read.
It’s 4 stars for the photographer and his ex-copper.
***The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ***
Review edited by : Laura McNellis