About the book:
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.
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.
Out in January from Simon and Schuster, click HERE to get your copy!
About the author:
Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to be a journalist. After training at the Press Assocation, she spent eleven years at the Guardian as a news reporter, health correspondent and political correspondent. It wasn’t until her second child was born, that she finally did what she’d always wanted to do and started writing fiction. The Art of Baking Blind is the result, and will also be published in the US (St Martin’s Press) and in nine translations. She lives near Cambridge and is working on her second novel.
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Anatomy of a Scandal is one of “those books”. The kind where ‘just one more chapter’ turns into ‘oops, I’ve read the whole book’! Well that’s what it was for me anyway. I read the whole thing in just a couple of sittings.
I had been saving it until closer to publication to read, but I jumped at the chance to take part in the blog tour as it meant I could it sooner, and I am so glad I did!
Anatomy of a Scandal is a compelling and timely tale, full of secrets and lies. I found it difficult to see where it was going st times, and the subject matter i very dark. But Sarah Vaughan writes with honest and sensitivity that it ends up being a very cleverly woven tale.
The blurb is fairly self-explanatory, if a bit vague. So, in that vein, I’m keeping my review a bit vague too. I’d be afraid to give away any of the subtle nuances that are so intricately written into Anatomy of a Scandal.
The characterisation is excellent in this book. The reader will find themselves too-ing and fro-ing between the characters as much as the actual characters themselves. The plot is well-executed and compelling. It is not fast paced, but it tips along nicely from start to finish. It definitely kept me enthralled.
I think if you like character-driven books, moral dilemmas and their resolutions, then Anatomy of a Scandal should most certainly be added to your 2018 list.
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