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  • The Mystery of Mercy Close

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Marian Keyes
    • Narrated By Caroline Lennon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (86)
    Story
    (88)

    As the youngest of the five Walsh girls, Helen has had a tough time finding her way in the world. At 33, her job as a private investigator has proven less than fruitful and after losing her apartment, she’s moved back in with Mammy Walsh. In desperation, Helen takes on a case to locate the missing member of a once wildly popular boy band. The only hitch is that she has to work with her ex-boyfriend.

    Tiffany says: "I love Marian Keyes"
    "Absolutely loved this story!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Mystery of Mercy Close the most enjoyable?

    The storyline was very believable. Listening about the author's struggles with life and depression while attempting to do her job and live her life was very eye opening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the twists and turns that the author took you on. Just like Helen, I waited for every lead and idea to surface and bring about something in order to make the search a bit easier. I waited to find out what information would be gained from each avenue she pursued in order to find what she was looking for. There were times that I felt very sad for the characters due to their circumstances, times that I literally laughed out loud, and times that I was angry on behalf of characters due to things that happened. When a book can pull you in and make you feel those different emotions you know it's a good one.


    What does Caroline Lennon bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I loved listening to her accent. As an American I cannot mimic an Irish accent whatsoever but it definitely brought a nice touch to this story.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. It was very long and sometimes hard to take when listening to the dark thoughts that ran through Helen's mind. I did listen for several hours at a take though since I was driving.


    Any additional comments?

    This is NOT the typical light hearted chick lit we normally see from Marian Keyes. That being said though, I think she was brilliant with the story she created here. Not only did she unravel layers of a mystery to find something lost, she created an emotionally complex character that we as the listener (or reader) could at times relate to or know someone who could. I will still recommend this book to friends despite it not being the happy go lucky and friendly tale that we normally see from M.K.

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