Pub: Simon & Schuster UK
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.
This book is a fabulously written story that lifts the lid on what happens when a loved one is accused of a serious crime.
Although this is Sarah Vaughan’s third novel, Anatomy of a Scandal is a different genre for her, and if this is what she offers on her first outing I am so excited for what else she has in store.
Accused of rape, Sophie’s husband James is dragged through the court system and faces Prosecutor Kate who thinks its high time Justice is served.
James is a high flying MP, Sophie believes and hope he is innocent, but this tremendous novel gives us twists and turns that makes you think one thing and then the opposite with a turn of the page. It also makes us ask the question, ‘Do we really know the people we love’?
Even though the topic is one that we hear so much of in the media, Vaughan’s sensitivity in her writing shines.
This gritty, realistic and at times uncomfortable read, covers the drama and emotion with exceptional mastery.