'Timely and compelling' Shari Lapena, Books of the Year, Sunday Times Crime Club 'People are calling this the new Apple Tree Yard, but I’d beg to differ… I’d argue its infinitely better' The Pool ‘Well-written, pacy and full of twists and turns’ Independent 'Gripping. A savage indictment of class, privilege and toxic masculinity in Britain ... Almost impossible to put down' Louise O’Neill
A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight.
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.
Praise for Anatomy of a Scandal: 'Deftly plotted... with an eerie relevance to the current debate surrounding the attitudes to and experiences of women in Westminster, Hollywood and beyond' Laura Barnett ‘The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard … sensational’ Clare Mackintosh 'A compulsive read with completely layered characters. Superb' John Boyne 'I love it when a book lives up the hype – and this one does. It is quite shockingly good'Sun 'This clever plot raises many issues of the moment' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'Once the trial of MP James Whitehouse starts, you could not have prised the book from hands for love or money' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express 'An absolute masterpiece – prepare to be very impressed' heat 'A lot of reviews claim that a novel has them ‘hooked from the start’ – but with this story, it’s painfully true' Grazia 'One of the best books you’ll read this year' Closer ‘Sarah Vaughan drip feeds revelations while exploring thepower and privilege of political elite’ Good Housekeeping ‘Think last year’s drama Liar with a dash ofApple Tree Yard’ Sunday Mirror: Notebook ‘A timely thriller about marriage, but also about power, who wields it, and how that affects who we believe’ Stylist
Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist. After training at the Press Association, she spent eleven years at the Guardian as a news reporter and political correspondent before leaving to freelance and write fiction. Her first two novels, The Art of Baking Blind and The Farm at the Edge of the World, were followed by her first psychological thriller, Anatomy of a Scandal: a Sunday Times bestseller, and Richard & Judy pick of the decade, developed as a Netflix series starring Rupert Friend, Michelle Dockery and Sienna Miller. Her fourth novel, Little Disasters, a Waterstone’s thriller of the month, was published in 2020. Reputation is her fifth novel.
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