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Indulge in the stunning story of one woman escaping her past from the No. 1 bestselling author of Grown Ups
'Zips along with engaging characters, fabulous plotting and spot-on dialogue. Marian Keyes: what a genius' DAILY MAIL
'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
Praise for Marian Keyes:
'Comic, convincing and true' Guardian
'Mercilessly funny' The Times
'Funny, tender and completely absorbing!' Graham Norton
In her fifth Walsh Sister novel (after Anybody Out There?), Keyes focuses on misanthropic youngest sister, Helen. In Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland, with her PI business dried up and her flat lost, Helen has moved back in with her flighty parents rather than with her boyfriend, Artie, a high-level forensics cop with three kids and an uncomfortably close relationship with his ex. Helen lands a job from old beau Jay, who is handling the reunion of '90s boy band the Laddz, provided she can get the reluctant Wayne Diffney, a.k.a. "the Wacky One," on board; the others "the Talented One," "the Cute One," "the Gay One," and "the Other One" are getting in shape and rehearsing. Helen likes the money the gig will bring, but Jay's desire to rekindle their relationship sinks her into another major depression, and she's not sure Artie will be able to handle it. Though the excessively noisy mystery gets too much play, Keyes's portrayal of depression is nuanced and authentic. Helen's vibrant voice is spot-on, and scenes with Artie illustrate her off-kilter personality, making it easy to see why he loves her.