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THE WORD-OF-MOUTH SENSATION THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A RICHARD & JUDY BOOKCLUB SELECTION NOW A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES
'Timely and compelling' Shari Lapena 'Impressive' The Times 'Gripping' Observer 'Sensational’ Clare Mackintosh
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:
'Magnificent' Marian Keyes
'Intelligent, subtle and thought-provoking' Louise Candlish
'The definition of a page-turner' Elizabeth Day
'Almost impossible to put down' Louise O’Neill
'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
‘A timely thriller about marriage, but also about power, who wields it, and how that affects who we believe’ Stylist
‘Well-written, pacy and full of twists and turns’ Independent
'New Netflix series lays bare the toxic privilege of those in power… Friend’s performance is eerily plausible. His Whitehouse is charismatic and smoothly persuasive, his eloquence barely concealing his arrogance… Equally strong is Miller as Sophie, who is forced for the first time to examine her own cosseted way of life and the principles she has sacrificed to preserve it' Financial Times
'This drama will immediately entire fans of House of Cards, Apple Tree Yard and The Undoing…. Miller is excellent as the elegant, brittle Sophie, who is forced to watch her beautifully organised house fall out of order, the heart of a drama that manages to feel both aesthetically glossy and morally gritty' Sunday Times Culture
'Feels like it could have been ripped from the headlines' Evening Standard
'A cautionary tale for our times' Daily Telegraph
**OUT NOW: REPUTATION, THE THRILLING AND TIMELY NEW NOVEL FROM SARAH VAUGHAN**
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.
'Deftly plotted and superbly well researched, with an eerie relevance to the current debate surrounding the attitudes to and experiences of women in Westminster, Hollywood and beyond. An intelligent, absorbing page-turner that avoids all knee-jerk assumptions and easy answers'
– Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us
‘The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard … sensational’
– Clare Mackintosh
‘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, bestselling author of Our Endless Numbered Days
‘Sarah Vaughan drip feeds revelations while exploring the power and privilege of political elite’
– Good Housekeeping
‘Think last year’s drama Liar with a dash of Apple Tree Yard’
– Sunday Mirror
'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 timely thriller about marriage, but also about power, who wields it, and how that affects who we believe’
‘Expertly plotted courtroom drama … Gripping and beautifully written’
– Sunday Post
‘Marks a shift in genre for Vaughan and promises to explore the nature of power and privilege among the country’s political elite’
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