Mrs Walker Reviews

A wonderful, inventive debut with an intricate and intriguing structure, characters that fascinate and a beady authorial eye for detail – Daily Mail

Absorbing and enjoyable… a fine talent for rendering the seamy side of life – The Scotsman

Ambitious… both intriguing and atmospheric – Guardian

Does for Edinburgh what the great mistress of domestic macabre Ruth Rendell did for North London. If fact she could well be Rendell’s natural successor – Edinburgh Evening News

An impressive debut… refreshingly inventive crime fiction – The Irish Times

Paulson-Ellis has been compared to Kate Atkinson for her time-shifting debut, a structure which is handled impressively well here with all the assurance of an expert hand – The Herald

Compelling, beautifully written – Psychologies Magazine

Wicked solicitors, grubby sex and baby farming with a twist make this a gripping page turner – Women’s Institute Life Magazine

Something akin to poetry – Independent, Debut Fiction

I’m a sucker for good old fashioned storytelling… so The Other Mrs Walker by Mary Paulson-Ellis ticked all these boxes for me – Waterstones

The joy of this novel is that it unfolds into something positively uplifting – Saga Magazine

This compelling story, set from 1921 to 2011, reveals the secrets of a group of women whose pasts are strangely connected – Mail on Sunday

A riveting read about families and secrets… an ambitious and layered story – Booksellers Association, New Zealand

A dark and beguiling novel… Hilarious and tragic – Sunday Times, South Africa

With absorbing characters, it wears its history lightly, and Paulson-Ellis manages the time-hopping neatly – Independent, Historical Fiction

An unforgettable portrait of her home city, Edinburgh – Sydney Morning Herald

Perfectly paced – Good Housekeeping