The Mystery Of Mercy Close by Marian KeyesThe Mystery Of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

The Mystery Of Mercy Close

byMarian Keyes

Paperback | September 26, 2017

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The Mystery of Mercy Close is the tale of strong and sassy but vulnerable, private detective Helen Walsh who is looking for a missing person - but can she find him before she loses herself? 'I have a habit of taking instant dislikes to people. Simply because it saves time . . .' Wasp-tongued private investigator Helen Walsh doesn't believe in love, fear, depression or hot drinks. But when a missing persons case takes her into the dark, glamorous world of her dodgy ex, Jay Parker, she is drawn away from Artie Devlin, her distinctly unglamorous detective boyfriend. Caught between smart, stable Artie and chaotic, up-for-anything Jay - two different, but equally enticing men - and plagued by her own black doubts, Helen finds she's beginning to believe in something. But is it fear, or is it love? 'A brilliant, unusual, brave, sexy, book . . . will confirm Keyes's place as one of our finest writers' Jojo Moyes 'Gut-bustingly funny' Independent on Sunday 'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express 'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail
Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man, The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close and The Woman Who Stole My Life. Her journa...
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Title:The Mystery Of Mercy CloseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:500 pages, 7.8 × 5 × 1.5 inPublished:September 26, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0141043091

ISBN - 13:9780141043098

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book Another fantastic book about the Walsh family. It is not necessary to read any previous books to love this one. #plumreview
Date published: 2017-10-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read! I am a huge Marian Keyes fan and was eagerly anticipating this novel featuring Helen, the funniest and most interesting Walsh sister. I was surprised by some of the revelations in this exploration of her character, but enjoyed them nonetheless. There was plenty of classic Keyes humour and a clever final solution of the titular mystery.
Date published: 2017-03-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun Read! This is one of Keyes' best novel yet. It is light and funny as always she hits the mark every time.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not your usual Keyes This book was on the darker side and like the last review the first book I read of Marian Keyes was the The Brightest Star in the Sky which I absolutely loved. This book doesn't even compare. I would say stay away from the Walsh family novels in general and stick to her individual novels. I was quite disappointed with the ending and really expected more to develop but it just didn't. I would recommend Keyes just not this book.
Date published: 2015-04-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wanted to like it more. Irish writer Marian Keyes is a best selling author on both sides of the pond. I quite enjoyed her last book - The Brightest Star in the Sky. So I picked up her latest novel - The Mystery of Mercy Close, expecting another fun read. Helen Walsh couldn't find a job she could stick with until she got her private investigator's license. But jobs are hard to come by lately and her finances are suffering. So much so, that she's lost her job and has had to move back home with her parents. The one bright spot is her new boyfriend Artie, who also works in law enforcement. When her old boyfriend Jay approaches her with a missing persons gig, she takes the job - she desperate for cash. Okay, does this whole set up/character sound familiar to anyone else? Yeah, me too. Keyes's lead character Helen is a little darker though - she suffers from depression and anxiety and her mental state is very much a part of the plotting. Upon further investigation, I discovered that Keyes herself suffers from major depression. So the inclusion of this made a little more sense. Keyes is known for her chick lit stories that do incorporate some darker themes (abuse was part of the plot of a previous book) I did like Helen's dark sense of humour - her shovel (not bucket) list was fun. "It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." There's some steamy romance of course with Artie, some generational humour with her parents, some sibling interaction that's amusing. The Walsh sisters are excellent characters. The mystery part of things wasn't too hard to figure out. So, all the elements seem to be there for a good read - but sadly, it was just okay for me. I found myself picking it up and down over the course of a couple of weeks as it didn't really hold my attention. And, at five hundred pages, it felt like it was dragged out too long. And I feel bad...'cause I really wanted to like it more
Date published: 2012-12-18