Truth Will Out (Kirstin’s Review)


Title: Truth Will Out
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 30th, 2018
Genre(s): Romantic Suspense
Page Count: 220
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 1 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Blurb:

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….


This book was totally unexpected from what I’ve read of K.C. Wells previously. I came for a mystery and got so much more than I anticipated.

Jonathon de Mountford arrives in Merrychurch for an extended visit with his uncle Dominic. When he arrives with on one to greet him at the station, the tale begins. He quickly is befriended by Mike Tattersall, the landlord of the pub, who promptly befriends him and gives him a place to stay when Jonathon discovers his uncle has been killed. With Mike a previous cop and Jonathon risking his future, they team up to get to the bottom of the case.

The writing is done so exquisitely. I felt like such a part of Merrychurch. All of the surrounding characters were fun and charming and each one had their own drama and provided backstory into the town and surrounding suspicion.

There was not as much romance as I’d like to see typically, but the relationship between Jonathon and Mike from the start was so relaxed and they bantered like an old married couple that the lack of on page heat didn’t really affect the story at all. The plot line was strong and held firm until the end where the mystery was solved…However, I can’t wait to see what happens next in the series.

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Reading has become such a huge part of my life as an adult. I love the escape, but I also try to take something from each story for myself. I am a lover of words. I love dialogue. I love a slow burn and a happy ever after.

Favorite Authors: Garrett Leigh, Amy Lane, Mary Calmes, Lane Hayes, T.J. Klune, Roan Parrish, N.R. Walker

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