Emily Noble's Disgrace

Mary Paulson-Ellis

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19 August 2021
9781529036206
448 pages
Synopsis

'A brilliant, original read' Daily Mail

'Totally absorbing, this is a story that will keep you gripped' Janice Hadlow, author of The Other Bennet Sister

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.

Emily Noble’s Disgrace is the third novel from Mary Paulson-Ellis, the bestselling author of The Other Mrs Walker, a Waterstones Scottish Book of the Year.

Paulson-Elis writes with poetry and compassion about the forgotten and overlooked . . . A brilliant, original read

Daily Mail

Totally absorbing, this is a story that will keep you gripped through all its unexpected twists and turns

Janice Hadlow, author of The Other Bennet Sister

This book is a swoon and slither of silk with the grit of salt underneath. Mary Paulson-Ellis is a genius at peeling away the layers and slowly, skilfully putting flesh on the bones of an extraordinary, sinuous story

Sarah Hilary, author of Fragile