Summary

You want to believe your husband. She wants to destroy him.
Gripping psychological drama for fans of Apple Tree Yard, The Good Wife and Notes on a Scandal.
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.
©2017 Sarah Vaughan (P)2017 Simon & Schuster
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Critic reviews

"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, best-selling 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)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cat on 14-01-18

Unputdownable

I devoured it in a weekend. Absolutely brilliant, best thing I’ve read since Apple Tree Yard. Cannot recommend enough!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kaggy on 06-02-18

Tense, engrossing and very topical


This is a gripping story about people in power, not because they want to do public good but because it is career, for which they have a deep sense of entitlement. The characters are intelligently written and despite their outrageous actions, are sadly very believable. There is very little here that didn't make my blood boil which was great because I felt totally committed to the wronged people in this story and to the final very satisfying resolution of this murky tale.
This is edge of the seat stuff which relies more on the interaction of the characters than physical action, and some of the exchanges are brilliantly written. In fact I would go as far to say that it challenged some of the prejudices I never realised I held, and it is a real eye opener to be educated by a piece of fiction. The narrators were faultless and really added to the whole experience. This comes highly recommended by me.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Mervyn on 13-03-18

Days of men's galantry & caring for women are gone

The narrators were very good. The story was in very good voices and diction. I was loath to stop listening at any point.

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