Anatomy of a Scandal

  • by Sarah Vaughan
  • Narrated by Julie Teal, Luke Thompson, Esther Wane, Sarah Feathers
  • 10 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's 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.


What the Critics Say

"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)


See More Like This

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful


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

- Cat


This is a really very good story that I think would be perfect for the small screen. I don't know if It's because I have a very tenuous link with Oxford University, (my sister went), that made it all the more enjoyable. Maybe enjoyable isn't the right word, because at times, the book is so searingly honest, it's difficult to listen to. But the truth can hurt and Ms Vaughan doesn't shy away from making us face up to some very hard emotional veracity. However, it's all done with panache and good taste, so by the time you realise you've received instruction in morals and ethical behaviour, you're able to take it with good grace. All the narrators do well, but can someone please check how to pronounce the word "chutzpah"? The "ch" is not hard as in "chair"!
Read full review

- Melanie Preston Lewis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-01-2018
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK