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Summary

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 best-selling author of The Other Mrs Walker, Waterstones' Scottish Book of the Year.

©2021 Mary Paulson-Ellis (P)2021 Macmillan Publishers International Ltd

Critic reviews

"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)

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Not what I was expecting

This wasn’t at all what I was expected after reading the blurb. I was really looking forward to reading this but felt like the story / plot I was sold on was really lacking. Instead I got a book where the author was indulging themselves, being too extravagant with the narrative and instead of being clever it just really got on my nerves. While I’m sure she has many fans, I won’t be reading any others by her. Sadly.