I gave up chick-lit a fair few years ago, but I can’t give up Marian Keyes. Marian Keyes is something else – funny and emotional with stories which are always gripping and entertaining.
And so to her latest – The Mystery of Mercy Close. Marian Keyes’ battle with depression has been well-documented and she draws heavily on that experience for this book. The story focuses on Helen Walsh, a private detective who has been tasked with finding a famous missing person in a short space of time.
She finds herself in a glamorous world, but also a rather dangerous one. She is also battling the black dog on her shoulder and trying to make time to see her sexy new boyfriend. Oh, and she’s living back at home with her parents who have given up buying real food.
Keyes has been writing about the five Walsh sisters for many years now and their lives and stories have developed in real time. So Helen, who was a teenager way back in the day when Watermelon, (the tale of her sister’s pregnancy) was published, is now a woman in her mid-30s.
This is an entertaining book, which is easy to read. It’s not for literature lovers, but if you want a funny page-turner to read on holiday, then I most definitely recommend it!