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 now some old demons have resurfaced.
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, has-beens, wannabes and ex-boyfriends. 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 . . .
'A brilliant page-turner full of warmth and laughs.' Good Housekeeping
'Hilarious, painfully realistic . . . Your heart wrenches. Combines depth, drama and whip-smart comedy.' Stylist
'Keyes's satirical eye remains as sharp as ever.' Daily Mail
'Gut-bustingly funny.' Independent on Sunday
'An addictive ride, and Helen is your very own modern-day heroine.' Cosmopolitan
Format & Editions
March 20, 2013
Penguin General UK (UK Adult)
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