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Book Review: “The Mystery Of Mercy Close” by Marian Keyes

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Book Review | Posted on 11-09-2012

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After a three year wait the much loved Marian Keyes returns to our bookshelves with “The Mystery Of Mercy Close”.

The book sees the return of the great Walsh family who have featured in several of Marian’s titles over the years since we first met them in “Watermelon” in 1995. “The Mystery Of Mercy Close” focuses on Helen, the youngest of the Walsh sisters, and one of my personal favourites. Helen is a Private Investigator called in to help out when a member of the boyband “Ladz” goes missing shortly before a much hyped reunion concert. Helen has her own demons to battle as she sets about trying to find Wayne, and none more so than her ex Jay who seeks out Helen’s help just as she’s getting her life back on track following their “messy” split.

I adore Marian Keyes – she is without question my favourite fictional author, and she sets all her books in my favourite place, Dublin – and it is a joy to have her back writing again, especially about the legendary Walsh family. Her writing style is brilliant and I love the quirky twists and turns on every page. This book is a real page turner that will keep you entertained, and a little on edge, from the very first page. All of Marian’s previous books have pride of place on my bookshelf and are excellent stories which I can read and re-read again and again, and I have no doubts that this one will be just as well read as those before it.

The Mystery Of Mercy Close” is published by Michael Joseph and released on September 13th.

For all you Walsh family fans out there, I suggest you download “Mammy Walsh’s A-Z of the Walsh Family” for a bit of a reminder of their ups and downs over the years!