The Mystery of Mercy Close : Walsh Family

  • by Marian Keyes
  • Narrated by Niamh Daly
  • Series: Walsh Family
  • 15 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of Marian Keye's heartbreaking stunner of a novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close, read by the actress Niamh Daly.
"I employ this thing called The Shovel List." "A shovel...?" "No. A Shovel List. It's more of a conceptual thing. It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel."
Meet Helen - youngest of the Walsh sisters and a law unto herself. She's easily bored, has an inability to filter her thoughts and was fired from every job she ever had before she found her true calling as a private investigator. But times are tough for PIs, and Helen's had no choice but to take on the search for AWOL boyband has-been Wayne Diffney: The Wacky One. It's not all bad this game of Where's Wayne.
It may have brought her charming crook of an ex Jay Parker back into her life, but it's giving her an excuse to avoid the usual Walsh family dramas and the intense looks from her gorgeous boyfriend Artie that make her heart beat wildly with lust and panic in equal measure. But most of all it's an excellent distraction from the huge swarm of black vultures gathering over her head. If she hides out in her target's empty house on Mercy Close for long enough maybe they'll go away...But as Helen begins to unravel the mysteries secreted on Mercy Close she discovers a kindred spirit in a man unwilling to be found. Could someone be telling her to look a little closer to home?

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Most Helpful

A good story if you are running out of options

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

It was time spent - I'm glad I have listened to it, however, it took a while to really get into and I had to focus on listening which was unfortunate.


If you’ve listened to books by Marian Keyes before, how does this one compare?

I really enjoy listening to Marian Keyes books, but I was not 100% sure I truly enjoyed this book. It was a distraction rather then something I really wanted to listen to.


Which character – as performed by Niamh Daly – was your favourite?

The main Character


Did The Mystery of Mercy Close inspire you to do anything?

No not really.


Any additional comments?

If you are comparing this and another book, take the other book,

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- Niome

The mystery of mercy close

I have just started this book and to be honest I'd rather have a tooth pulled. I have read all of M Keyes books loved them all!!! This novel is really hard work I'm not sure if it's the narrator her voice is awful highly irritating. Her depiction of the characters are flat boring and the male characters sound very similar.

I've given it one star as I said it's a struggle to press play to listen to a lifeless story. Maybe if I was reading this myself the characters would jump off the page as with her other novels. Listen to sample before you buy I say.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 13-09-2012
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd