Emily Noble's disgrace; Mary Paulson-Ellis
Publication year: 2021
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.
London : Mantle, 2021
After the apparently mandatory spoiler prologue that ruins many books if you inadvertently read them this book trundles along to no great effect for half its length. After that a story manifests to a somewhat interesting conclusion.