** Hilarious, witty and brutally honest, The Mystery of Mercy Close is the fifth novel in the Walsh Sisters series by international bestseller Marian Keyes **
'I have a habit of taking instant dislikes to people. Simply because it saves time . . .'
Wasp-tongued private investigator Helen Walsh doesn't believe in love, fear or hot drinks. But when a missing persons case takes her into the dark, glamorous world of her dodgy ex, Jay Parker, she is drawn away from Artie Devlin, her distinctly unglamorous detective boyfriend.
And this isn't good news.
For Jay's fame-hungry world is one of smoke and mirrors and Helen is no longer sure what she's doing or quite why she's doing it. To save herself from black doubt she'll have to start believing in something - fast.
But will it be fear, or love?
'A brilliant, unusual, brave, sexy, book . . . will confirm Keyes's place as one of our finest writers' Jojo Moyes
'Gut-bustingly funny' Independent on Sunday
'When it comes to writing page-turners that put a smile on your face and make you think, Keyes is in a class of her own' Daily Express
'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' Daily Mail
Marian Keyes' international bestselling novels include Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story, Anybody Out There, This Charming Man,The Brightest Star in the Sky, The Mystery of Mercy Close and The Woman Who Stole My Life. Three collections of her journalism, Under the Duvet, Further Under the Duvet and Making It Up As I Go Along, are also available from Penguin.
Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.