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Anatomy of a Scandal

(2018)
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SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES

Instant International Bestseller

“A nuanced story line perfectly in tune with our #metoo times.” —People, Book of the Week

“One of the season’s most buzzed-about thrillers.” —Bookish

“A strong choice for book clubs. Former political correspondent Vaughan makes an impressive debut with this savvy, propulsive courtroom drama.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Vaughan offers gripping insight into a political scandal’s hidden machinations and the tension between justice and privilege…Absorbing, polished.” —Booklist (starred review)

“Skillfully interweaving the story of the unfolding scandal, Vaughan gradually reveals just how shockingly high the stakes are…Sinewy…engrossing, twist-filled.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Some people’s secrets are darker than others.

Sophie Whitehouse has a lovely home, two adorable children, and a handsome, successful husband. In other words, she has the “perfect” life. But everything changes the night her husband James comes home and confesses an indiscretion. Suddenly, her neat, ordered world is turned upside down. Did she ever really know the man she married?

And, as it turns out, James’s revelation is just the tip of the iceberg. He stands accused of a terrible crime. But, the truth is even more shocking than anyone ever could have thought. Is James the guilty perpetrator or an innocent victim of a toxic agenda?

In this riveting story of love, revenge, and deception, no one’s motives are pure, but some people’s secrets are much darker than others.

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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February 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic Series)
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
ISBN: 1-4328-4795-3 / 978-1-4328-4795-1 (USA edition)
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel
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Title: ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL SIGNED EDITION
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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: soon to be a major Netflix series
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ISBN: 1-4711-6499-3 / 978-1-4711-6499-6 (UK edition)
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal
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ISBN: 1-4328-6122-0 / 978-1-4328-6122-3 (USA edition)
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: soon to be a major Netflix series
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ISBN: 1-4711-6502-7 / 978-1-4711-6502-3 (UK edition)
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: soon to be a major Netflix series
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ISBN: 1-4711-7502-2 / 978-1-4711-7502-2 (UK edition)
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October 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
ISBN: 1-5011-7217-4 / 978-1-5011-7217-5 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
ISBN: 1-5011-9282-5 / 978-1-5011-9282-1 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: soon to be a major Netflix series
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
ISBN: 1-4711-6500-0 / 978-1-4711-6500-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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February 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
ISBN: 1-5082-8399-0 / 978-1-5082-8399-7 (USA edition)
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January 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
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January 2018 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: soon to be a major Netflix series
Author(s): Sarah Vaughan
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Title: Anatomy of a Scandal: soon to be a major Netflix series
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