Anatomy of A Scandal
The Brilliant, Must-read Novel of 2018
You want to believe your husband. She wants to destroy him.
'The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard ... sensational' Clare Mackintosh
Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case - she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes.
A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it.
'A compelling and cautionary story about how we can never truly know someone else; how even after twelve years of marriage, a wife might not know everything about her husband. Brilliant, shocking, and gripping , once I started, I couldn't stop reading' Claire Fuller , bestselling author of Our Endless Numbered Days
'That rare book that combines great writing, spot-on characterisation and a compulsive, page-turning narrative. I read it in one breathless day. Set against a fascinating backdrop of the Houses of Parliament, the Old Bailey and Oxford University, think House of Cards meets The Secret History . Meticulously researched, this is an outstanding read' Fiona Cummins, author of Rattle
'A whip-smart, grown-up thriller with a hugely relevant moral question at its core' Tammy Cohen , author of When She Was Bad
' Anatomy of a Scandal has bestseller written all over it ' Veronica Henry , author of The Forever House
'Sarah Vaughan has achieved that rare alchemy; a strong plot combined with complex characters and brilliant writing. Anatomy of a Scandal is thrilling. I came away feeling that I had read something extraordinarily good ' Emma Curtis , author of One Little Mistake
'I was hooked right from the start. So beautifully written, clever and compelling. I was gripped right up to the final page' Claire Douglas , bestselling author of The Sisters and Local Girl Missing
'It's OUTSTANDING . So gripping, moving & important' Katy Regan, author of Little Big Man
'Am I allowed to choose my book of the year in May? Anatomy of a Scandal is astoundingly good - a tour de force . I absolutely loved it' Eve Chase , bestselling author of Black Rabbit Hall
' Fearless, thought-provoking, unflinching, fascinating, beautifully written ' Rosie Walsh , author of Ghosted
'Incredibly authentic, highly involving character drama here, in a story that could easily be ripped from the headlines. Sarah Vaughan delves into a world of privilege and power, showing one scandal and criminal prosecution from many angles with insightful and realistic storytelling. Emotionally resonant with often teeth gnashing inducing truths about the system, Anatomy of a Scandal is really quite incredibly addictive and will leave you with a lot to think about ' Booklikes.com
' The Good Wife meets The Affair - fantastic! ' @ bleachhouselibrary
' A thoroughly gripping, pacy and relevant read with characters who could walk straight off the page and into real life. I loved it' Gillian McAllister , Author of Everything But The Truth
Simon & Schuster Ltd, 2018
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400 p. ; 23 cm