Monday, 25 March 2013

#AmReading The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes

One of my reading goals for 2013 was to read books from my non-review pile, which has been neglected lately. I've had The Mystery of Mercy Close since it was released in September but have yet to read it - and I call myself a massive fan of Marian Keyes *hangs head in shame*
Helen Walsh doesn't believe in fear - it's just a thing invented by men to get all the money and good jobs - and yet she's sinking. Her work as a Private Investigator has dried up, her flat has been repossessed and now some old demons have resurfaced.
Not least in the form of her charming but dodgy ex-boyfriend Jay Parker, who shows up with a missing persons case. Money is tight and Jay is awash with cash, so Helen is forced to take on the task of finding Wayne Diffney, the 'Wacky One' from boyband Laddz.
Things ended messily with Jay. And she's never going back there. Besides she has a new boyfriend now, the very sexy detective Artie Devlin and it's all going well. But the reappearance of Jay is stirring up all kinds of stuff she thought she'd left behind.
Playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her worst enemy is her own head and where increasingly the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she's never even met.

What are you reading?


  1. Interesting post. Enjoyed reading it. I am reading The Orphan Master's Son, by Adam Johnson, a book club selection. Story takes place in North Korea, and I'm having trouble finding an anchor, something to make the world somewhat more real and familiar.
    Silvia (from A to Z Challenge)

    1. Hi Silvia,

      I hope you've connected with the book more by now :-)


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