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Anatomy of a Scandal

By: Sarah Vaughan
Narrated by: Julie Teal, Luke Thompson, Esther Wane, Sarah Feathers
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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

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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Anatomy of a Scandel

A gripping story, well performed and read by the various narrators. I haven’t read Sarah Vaughan before but l will be inclined towards her novels in the future.

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A good listen

A very easy enjoyable listen. A good believable story with a realistic outcome. Good narration.

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it was fine

characters each have different voices and points of view, which is great. The story was depressing (because it seems pretty standard behaviour these days) but I enjoyed it, overall.

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A story to get drawn into

Very believable characters that I grew to like and understand. The end was a bit tame. But a great listen nevertheless.

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engaging psychological rhriller

Really enjoyable narrative structure. it works very well with the different voices who were all really engaging

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Enjoyable

The characters were brilliantly described made so believable all due to the performance of the narrators

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Nice holiday listen

Liked it but the title is more promising than the story delivers. I loved the performance by multiple readers!

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Gripping story, cleverly told.

This book kept me rapt from the start. The twists and turns were enthralling. I found the characters engaging and believable, and really couldn’t wait to hear what happened next. I will be looking out for every word Sarah Vaughan writes in future.

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Great story

I really enjoyed this book, though it did take me a few chapters to get hooked.

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Loved it 😀

Very enjoyable. A little predictable in parts but a great escape into the world of politics & oxford undergraduates. It was interesting to hear events told from different perspectives. Very thought provoking.

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