The Mystery of Mercy Close, is the 5th, Walsh sisters novel and it focuses on the youngest sister, Helen. Helen's life is falling apart, she's lost her flat, she's is living back at home with her parents and her detective agency is a bust. She reluctantly takes on a job searching for a washed out boy band member and it's turning out to be harder than anticipated.
Like, millions of people around the world, Helen is battling depression,which makes for a much darker novel than we are use to from, Keyes. This by no means, makes the book depressing, it just doesn't hold the usual witty, spunky, charm of her other novels. Keyes does an excellent job at keeping the reader enthralled and fully entertained.
The character's are real and the story is well crafted. It isn't the very best book she's written but it's still worth your time.