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The Mystery of Mercy Close: A Walsh Sister Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2013

    If you love Marian Keyes previous work, read this book. It does

    If you love Marian Keyes previous work, read this book. It does not disappoint. I mistakenly put off reading it because of some unfavorable reviews. An excellent read. I look forward to Ms. Keyes next novel!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

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    Loved it!

    I'm a huge Marian Keyes fan. I've read all of her books, but my favorites are the books in the series featuring the Walsh sisters. Read them in order if you can. All of Marian Keyes novels are hilarious, poignant, sad, tear-inducing, and brilliant. All at the same time.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Marian's best book yet.

    Marian seems to have manifested a bit of herself in her character Helen. She saved the most relateable, witty, and charmingly abrasive personality for last. I laughed out loud in coach class on an airplane from Dublin. I certainly didn't cry. I absolutely couldn't put it down. Despite a predictable solution to a sub-crisis, this book is one of my favorites. If I am ever in Ireland again, another visit to Brown Thomas, a second package of Jammie Dodgers and tea with the author would be a wish come true.

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  • Posted May 3, 2013

    Not what I expected from Marian Keyes

    Some remarkable insight into depression with her usual mix of humor,

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  • Posted April 15, 2013

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    Page-turning laughs await in the new mystery from Irish author M

    Page-turning laughs await in the new mystery from Irish author Marian Keyes’ “The Mystery of Mercy Close.” 

    This is the fifth Walsh Sister novel. Helen, the protagonist, is the youngest of the Walsh sisters. She is a private detective, or was, or maybe will be if she can just get a case. She first loses her electricity, then her apartment. She has to move back in with her mother. She’s dealing with a new boyfriend, his kids, and boyfriend’s ex-wife. She isn’t feeling exactly at the top of the world, but her sense of humor is kicking.

    In the midst of this, along comes an ex-boyfriend who wants to hire her to find the last missing person from an old Irish 1990s teen band. Mercy Close is (or was before he disappeared) the lead singer for the band Laddz. The remaining members want to have a reunion performance, but first they have to find Mercy. This is where Helen comes in.

    This is a funny book, but it is heavy at times. Realistically portrayed along with depression, guilt, psychiatric stays, and attempted suicide, the main character’s romp with depression reveals a dark side uncommon in many protagonists. Of course, her environment is a lighter matter.  The people she meets in the music biz are all recognizable nuts and her investigation of the missing person’s case reveals the delightful vices of booze, drugs, and…well, you know the third, it being rock ‘n roll.

    The main plot of this book is Helen and her journey.  Secondly, comes the mystery of the missing person.  If you like character pieces with a little mystery – and ones that will leave you laughing as well as feeling something in your gut – Marian Keyes’ “The Mystery of Mercy Close” might need to be the next novel you read.
    - Clay Stafford, author, filmmaker, and founder of Killer Nashville

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