The Mystery of Mercy Close: A Walsh Sister Novel

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VIKING, Apr 9, 2013 - Fiction - 388 pages
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A witty novel of second chances from internationally bestselling author Marian Keyes

As the youngest of the five Walsh girls, Helen has had a tough time finding her way in the world—at thirty-three, she has her job as a private investigator that has proven less than fruitful and after losing her flat, she’s moved back in with Mammy Walsh. Her hunky new boyfriend, Artie, and his three adorable children are a great distraction, but his beautiful ex-wife lives a little too close for comfort. Meanwhile, Helen runs into her ex-boyfriend Jay Parker and reluctantly signs on to help him locate Wayne Diffney, the recently disappeared fourth member of Ireland’s biggest mid-nineties boy band, Laddz. Of the five Laddz, the Talented One has long gone on to better things, but the Cute One, the Gay One, and the Other One are all busily shunning carbs and rehearsing their reunion tour, and it’s Helen’s job to track down Wayne, the Wacky One. Wayne hasn’t left a trace, and Helen throws herself into the search wholeheartedly, leaving no stone unturned while watching her own life slowly fall apart, one unpaid bill at a time.

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User Review  - paulinewiles - LibraryThing

I loved this book. My only slight reservation was it was rather long, and perhaps a little thin on action. At times I thought there was too much of the protagonist's back story included, but as the ... Read full review

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User Review  - RidgewayGirl - LibraryThing

Helen Walsh had had a great life. She'd lucked into a solid career as a private investigator, which it turns out she's good at and which keeps her busy, she has a fantastic flat, which may be two ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Marian Keyes, a preeminent writer of contemporary women's fiction, is the internationally bestselling author of more than ten novels and two autobiographical works. She lives in Dún Laoghaire, Ireland, with her husband.

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