Thursday, 29 November 2012

The Mystery of Mercy Close

The Mystery of Mercy Close is the latest Marian Keyes novel centred around a member of the infamous Walsh Family. I have enjoyed previous novels about the different sisters and this time its the turn of Helen Walsh - a private investigator.

Although Helen has lost her job and her flat and is forced to live back home with 'Mammy Walsh' and to take a job from her ex-boyfriend Jay Parker. The job is to track down a member of a boyband who has gone AWOL just days before a huge reunion concert...

I have loved some of Marian Keyes' latest novels and have found them very funny, with a dark edge. But this one just felt like reading some of the ones before. The latest books now seem to feature depression too heavily and there isn't enough humour - not even from Mammy Walsh.

I felt like this book was much longer than it needed to be, I didn't feel anything for the missing Wayne as we didn't know much about him and it was obvious where he was 'hiding'.

If you haven't read a Marian Keyes yet, I would suggest going for the brilliant This Charming Man, Anybody Out There, Lucy Sullivan Is Getting Married or Last Chance Saloon.

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