Helen Walsh doesn’t believe in fear—it’s just a thing
invented by men to get all the money and good job—and yet she’s sinking. Her
work as a private investigator has dried up, her apartment has been repossessed,
and now some old demons have resurfaced.
In desperation, Helen takes on a case to locate the
missing member of a once wildly popular boy band, who has vanished from his
house in Mercy Close. It’s vital that he’s found … the only hitch is that she has
to work with her ex-boyfriend Jay Parker. Money is tight—so tight that Helen
has moved back in with her elderly parents—and Jay is awash with cash.
Things ended messily with Jay, and she’s never going back
there. She has a new boyfriend now—the very sexy detective Artie Devlin—and
it’s all going well, with a few exceptions. But the reappearance of Jay is
stirring up all kinds of stuff she thought she’d left behind.
Marian Keyes’ newest novel is a charming, bittersweet
story about a woman trying to work her way back from the depths of despair. Utterly
compelling, moving, and very funny, The
Mystery of Mercy Close is unlike any novel you’ve ever read, and Helen
Walsh—courageous, vulnerable and wasp-tongued—is the perfect heroine for
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