The Mystery of Mercy Close by Marian Keyes sees the return of the beloved Walsh sisters in this utterly compelling, moving and very very funny novel. 'The Shovel List: a list of all the people and things I hate so much that I want to hit them in the face with a shovel.' Courageous, vulnerable and wasp-tongued, Helen Walsh doesn't believe in fear - it's just a thing invented by men to get all the money and good jobs. And yet she's sinking. Her work as a private investigator has dried up, her flat has been repossessed and some old demons have resurfaced. Hired to track down boy-band member Wayne Diffney - vanished from his house in Mercy Close - she encounters hangers on, hasbeens and wannabes. Despite playing by her own rules, Helen is drawn into a dark and glamorous world, where her worst enemy is her own head and where the only person she feels connected to is Wayne, a man she's never even met. Praise for Marian Keyes: 'Hilarious, painfully realistic . . .