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Anatomy of a Scandal

(2018)
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An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal among Britain's privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.

Sophie's husband, James, is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart.

Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes.

Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy.

Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator...or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner, Holly, left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think if she knew the truth?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Am I allowed to choose my book of the year in May? Anatomy of a Scandal is astoundingly good – a tour de force. I absolutely loved it." - Eve Chase

"A whip-smart, grown-up thriller with a hugely relevant moral question at its core." - Tammy Cohen

"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

"I was hooked right from the start. So beautifully written, clever and compelling. I was gripped right up to the final page." - Claire Douglas

"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

"Anatomy of a Scandal has bestseller written all over it." - Veronica Henry

"The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard … sensational." - Clare Mackintosh


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