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Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

On January 25, 2018

By Sophia Whitfield

Vaughan’s novel is a gripping page-turner that centres on a scandal in Westminster.

James Whitehouse is a junior minister and best friend of the prime minister. Tom and James studied together at university as did James’ wife Sophie.

When James is arrested for alleged rape, Sophie stands by her husband, sure that he is innocent. The press thrust their high-profile marriage into the spotlight as they endure months of unwanted attention.

The novel is told from the perspective of James, Sophie and Kate, the barrister in James’s case. The timeframe jumps around from present day to James and Sophie’s university days where they met for the first time. Long held secrets are revealed from their past as the present-day allegation comes to a head.

Much of the novel involves the courtroom drama which looks at issues of consent and power. Vaughan deftly deals with class and privilege and the way it divides.

A terrific read.

You can buy the book here in Australia and here in the UK.

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