Truth Will Out (Merrychurch Mysteries #1)

Title: Truth Will Out
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 30, 2018
Genre(s): Mystery
Page Count: 204
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


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….

I’m a fan of cozy mysteries and this sounded like nice story. Well it was. A charming village, buff love interest and too curious for his own good hero. There is a diverse cast of characters fitting the picture of cute out of the way village spiced with a little bit of family drama.
Mike and Jonathon are busily butting their noses in investigation and it does sound little over the top sometimes, but that’s not unusual in cozy mysteries. The mystery plot happily trots along, becoming more convoluted with each page. It brings up a whole slew of suspects, an old adversary and numerous secrets Mike and Jonathan have to sort though. It draws in people around them and everything they hide. There is certainly lot of activity in seemingly quiet village!

While characters are sympathetic at first glance there is not much information on them later and romance falls by the wayside. It’s interesting mystery and cute story with likeable characters but there is not much in way of romance.

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