Roots of Evil (Kirstin’s Review)

Title: Roots of Evil (Merrychurch Mysteries #2)
Author: K.C. Wells
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 22, 2019
Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 210
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5


Many consider Naomi Teedle the village witch. Most people avoid her except when they have need of her herbs and potions. She lives alone on the outskirts of Merrychurch, and that’s fine by everyone—old Mrs. Teedle is not the most pleasant of people. But when she is found murdered, her mouth bulging with her own herbs and roots, suddenly no one has a bad word to say about her.

Jonathon de Mountford is adjusting to life up at the manor house, but it’s not a solitary life: pub landlord Mike Tattersall sees to that. Jonathon is both horrified to learn of the recent murder and confused by the sudden reversal of public opinion. Surely someone in the village had reason to want her dead? He and Mike decide it’s time for them to step in and “help” the local police with their investigation. Only problem is, their sleuthing uncovers more than one suspect—and the list is getting longer….

Mike and Jonathon are back and another mystery is afoot.

Set in the small town of Merrychurch, the community residents are very familiar with each other, as well as the goings on in town. After an evening of celebration, the town ‘witch’ is found dead in her home. Unfortunately, there is much more to the story…

So far, both books in this series have enchanted me. I love the relationship between Mike and Jonathon. They are so very perfect together, as though they were made for each other.

The mystery and intrigue created an exciting adventure in this book. I had thought I knew who had done it, but there was more and more until I had no idea. Queue another twist after that! So many turns and forbidden relationships, it was really fun to be along for the ride!

Merrychurch Mysteries

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Galley copy of Roots of Evil provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange for an honest review.


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, Cara Dee, Anyta Sunday