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 5 out of 5 by from A refreshing read I have been a fan for about 14 years and have to say I loved this one as much as all the others. Clever, funny, quirky and charming and thats just Helen!
Date published: 2015-04-13
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 The mystery of Mercy close. Different. Found it hard to get into at times. It was over the place to much. Interesting finishing.
Date published: 2014-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great read Loved it
Date published: 2014-10-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Mystery of Mercy Close I found this book hard to get into at first but about midway through, I found it highly entertaining. I am so glad I didn't give up on it. Marion's humour is addicting.
Date published: 2014-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Mystery of Mercy Close The Mystery of Mercy Close was a fun read. Marian Keyes managed to give us a glimpse into the world of depression while still keeping the book light enough for an enjoyable before-bedtime read. For those who like Marian's other books, I recommend The Mystery of Mercy Close.
Date published: 2014-01-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Mystery of Mercy Close A very satisfying read for those of us who have long been intrigued by the enigma that is Helen Walsh! This book offers a satisfying mystery combined with humour and a very accessible insight into what living with depression can look like.
Date published: 2014-01-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Mystery of Mercy Close A very typical Marian keys book, very funny, another heartfelt book about the walsh family. A great read that I couldn't put down. Looking forward to my next book.
Date published: 2014-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great This book was a decent read, but not nearly as good or compelling as her other books.
Date published: 2014-01-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Waste of time The first marian keyes book I've ever attempted to read and the last marian keyes book I will ever attempt to read. Yes, the "heroine" is mildly amusing. She's also completely self-absorbed, self-centred, incompetent, depressive and depressing.
Date published: 2013-11-05
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The Mystery of Mercy Close A great read if it were shorter
Date published: 2013-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very interesting read Really good read, was trying to finish and it and find out what happened. Unfortunately I was a bit disappointed with the ending. The mystery was not that exciting and the resolution seemed a bit far fetched. I also wanted to see where Helen's relationship was going and that didn't seem to do anything.
Date published: 2013-07-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great little read Enjoyed this book. Great way to finish my day!
Date published: 2013-05-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good read Very enjoyable not predictable.
Date published: 2013-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Marian I love you Marian has never ever ever letme down with a book. This one is no exception. It'll surely be reread multiple times like all the others. I'm so glad we finally got insidd of Helen's mind.
Date published: 2013-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Mercy close Fantastic as always, twists, turns and the brilliant Irish humour throughout
Date published: 2013-01-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good book It was a good book, but I didn't enjoy it as much as her previous nevels.
Date published: 2013-01-02
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