Join us for an #InConversation with Mary Paulson-Ellis, bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker, a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year. Mary will be chatting to Exeter Library’s Karen about Emily Noble’s Disgrace, her new book published in August 2021.
The case is unexceptional, that is what I know. A house full of stuff left behind by a dead woman, abandoned at the last . . .
When trauma cleaner Essie Pound makes a gruesome discovery in the derelict Edinburgh boarding house she is sent to clean, it brings her into contact with a young policewoman, Emily Noble, who has her own reasons to solve the case.
As the two women embark on a journey into the heart of a forgotten family, the investigation prompts fragmented memories of their own traumatic histories – something Emily has spent a lifetime attempting to bury, and Essie a lifetime trying to lay bare.
‘The territory of the dead — and the objects they leave behind — is the subject of this beautifully written, compelling contemporary gothic novel. Mary Paulson-Ellis strips back the secrets and lies hiding within one house with a deft touch’ – Andrew Wilson, author of I Saw Him Die.
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