When Charlie Geddis' wife Barbara chucks him out, he's more than happy to leave...
But it turns out that bachelor life is not what it is cracked up to be, and soon he yearns for the life he once wanted to flee
But things have changed, as Charlie discovers when he lets himself into his former home and is confronted by a tall, naked man. Malcolm Palmer is a rich, charismatic, successful businessman - all the things Charlie is not.
As his own reporting career at local paper The Explorer hits the skids, Charlie turns to drink and walking drunkenly home one day, he sees men in balaclavas club a red-headed man, and throw him into the pond. But when nobody is found, Charlies not sure if he saw it, or dreamed it.
Of course, that doesn't stop him writing about it, which infuriates his editor and mate Trevor no end.
Things are already looking bad for poor Charlie, when the red-headed man falls out of his wardrobe, and onto his bedroom floor.
But Charlie won't give up, as he thinks the secret to getting Barbara back is to expose Malcolm's plan to ruin Ballymenace by building a new, modern town.
Soon Charlie is being tied up naked to his co-worker, Jill, who has never been his biggest fan, attacked by a thug undergoing a sex change, and then, just when things are good and crazy, Ireland's own U2 shows up.
With all the humour of Marian Keyes, Marriage Is Murder will have you laughing and crying for poor Charlie Geddis in equal measures.