New Fiction: The Other Mrs Walker
We dip into the debut novel from Edinburgh-based writer Mary Paulson-Ellis
27 MAY 2016 by Eithne Farry
Margaret Penny is at the end of her emotional tether and heads home to the scratchy solace of her elderly mum’s flat.
Things take a turn for the mysterious when she resolves to discover the identity of a dead woman, so that her burial can go ahead.
The compelling, beautifully written story from Mary Paulson-Ellis criss-crosses time, heading back to 1921 and up to 2011 and reveals the secrets and sorrows of a group of women, whose pasts are strangely connected by a collection of curious, resonant objects.
The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis (Mantle, £12.99) is out now