Anatomy of a Scandal

Anatomy of a Scandal

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 Sophie?s husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he ...

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Title:Anatomy of a Scandal
Author:Sarah Vaughan
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Genres:Mystery
ISBN:Anatomy of a Scandal
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:392 pages pages

Anatomy of a Scandal Reviews

  • karen
    Dec 02, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

  • Elyse Walters
    Jan 29, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

  • Carol (Bookaria)
    Nov 14, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

  • Barbara
    Aug 14, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

    10 stars. Absolutely loved everything about this book! ...

    Anatomy of a Scandal is also the anatomy of a marriage, showing how the foundation stones can be damaged early in the relationship, leading to the later widening of hairline cracks that then threaten to bring down the whole structure. James Whitehouse, handsome, urbane and wealthy a...

    Incredibly authentic, highly involving character drama here, in a story that could easily be ripped from the headlines. Sarah Vaughan delves into a world of privilege and power, showing one scandal and criminal prosecution from many angles with insightful and realistic storytelling...

    Yay, another book worth the hype!! I am so happy that I enjoyed Anatomy of a Scandal as much as most readers seem to, because a lot of books that received this much attention have ended up being a bit disappointing for me lately. This was not only very timely in its subject matter, but...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was a suspenseful book centered around a British politician accused of assault and the parties it affects, including him, briefly, his wife, Sophie, and the barrister prosecuting the case, Kate. It?s a dark story about justice and privilege, and relevant to many ...

    James Whitehouse seems to have it all. He grew up privileged, went to school at Eton and Oxford, and is now a junior government minister with a promising future. James has a beautiful wife, Sophie, and two sweet children, Emily and Toby - whom he dotes on. For her part, Sophie adores...

  • Dem
    Oct 08, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

  • Jeffrey Keeten
    Dec 12, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

  • Esil
    May 25, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

  • Liz
    Jan 09, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

  • Diane S ☔
    Jul 07, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

  • Susanne Strong
    Dec 18, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

  • Emily May
    Jan 27, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

  • Arah-Lynda
    Nov 13, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

  • Bam
    Jun 20, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

  • Malia
    Feb 02, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

    10 stars. Absolutely loved everything about this book! ...

    Anatomy of a Scandal is also the anatomy of a marriage, showing how the foundation stones can be damaged early in the relationship, leading to the later widening of hairline cracks that then threaten to bring down the whole structure. James Whitehouse, handsome, urbane and wealthy a...

    Incredibly authentic, highly involving character drama here, in a story that could easily be ripped from the headlines. Sarah Vaughan delves into a world of privilege and power, showing one scandal and criminal prosecution from many angles with insightful and realistic storytelling...

    Yay, another book worth the hype!! I am so happy that I enjoyed Anatomy of a Scandal as much as most readers seem to, because a lot of books that received this much attention have ended up being a bit disappointing for me lately. This was not only very timely in its subject matter, but...

  • Reading.Between.Wines
    Nov 26, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

  • Carol
    Sep 10, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

  • Tooter
    Jan 26, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

    10 stars. Absolutely loved everything about this book! ...

  • Linda
    Jul 10, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

  • Mel
    Nov 21, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sister
    Jan 09, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

  • Deanna
    Jan 06, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

  • Liz Barnsley
    Apr 10, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

    10 stars. Absolutely loved everything about this book! ...

    Anatomy of a Scandal is also the anatomy of a marriage, showing how the foundation stones can be damaged early in the relationship, leading to the later widening of hairline cracks that then threaten to bring down the whole structure. James Whitehouse, handsome, urbane and wealthy a...

    Incredibly authentic, highly involving character drama here, in a story that could easily be ripped from the headlines. Sarah Vaughan delves into a world of privilege and power, showing one scandal and criminal prosecution from many angles with insightful and realistic storytelling...

  • Zoe
    Aug 21, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

  • Carolyn
    Nov 08, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

    10 stars. Absolutely loved everything about this book! ...

    Anatomy of a Scandal is also the anatomy of a marriage, showing how the foundation stones can be damaged early in the relationship, leading to the later widening of hairline cracks that then threaten to bring down the whole structure. James Whitehouse, handsome, urbane and wealthy a...

  • Bianca
    Jan 10, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

  • Brandice
    Nov 12, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was an excellent read - timely, gutsy and nuanced. Who's Sarah Vaughan and why has she escaped my attention? I've seen mixed reviews of this novel, so I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was curious enough to request it. There was some sort of mix up with the...

    *My rating would be somewhere between 4 and 5 stars if I could give such a graded rating but I'm going to be generous and give it 5 stars for being so well written! A quote from the author's afterword: "Anatomy of a Scandal involved venturing into dark places most of us would prefe...

    10 stars. Absolutely loved everything about this book! ...

    Anatomy of a Scandal is also the anatomy of a marriage, showing how the foundation stones can be damaged early in the relationship, leading to the later widening of hairline cracks that then threaten to bring down the whole structure. James Whitehouse, handsome, urbane and wealthy a...

    Incredibly authentic, highly involving character drama here, in a story that could easily be ripped from the headlines. Sarah Vaughan delves into a world of privilege and power, showing one scandal and criminal prosecution from many angles with insightful and realistic storytelling...

    Yay, another book worth the hype!! I am so happy that I enjoyed Anatomy of a Scandal as much as most readers seem to, because a lot of books that received this much attention have ended up being a bit disappointing for me lately. This was not only very timely in its subject matter, but...

    Anatomy of a Scandal was a suspenseful book centered around a British politician accused of assault and the parties it affects, including him, briefly, his wife, Sophie, and the barrister prosecuting the case, Kate. It?s a dark story about justice and privilege, and relevant to many ...

  • Carrie
    Jan 08, 2018

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...

    A solid, gripping and edgy thriller that is well written and very thought provoking. Part courtroom drama and part exportation of a marriage, this is a book that is intelligent and tightly plotted and was chosen as our sit in book club read for the month and I think it will make qu...

    I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap. Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent l...

    ???? / 5 My reviews and (maybe) some other random thoughts can also be seen at https://readingbetweenwinessite.wordp... ____________________________________________________________ Anatomy of a Scandal is another one of those books that is rather hard for me to revi...

    Intricate, dark, and compelling! Anatomy of a Scandal is a gripping tale that reminds us that justice may not always be blind in the face of privilege, politics, charisma, and power and that rape has devastating and enduring emotional and psychological effects on its victims. The...

    EDIT: Something was nagging me about my review, and I realized I forgot to talk about how disgusting this book talks about Androgynous people. I've added it in bold near the bottom. Okay it's time to put on my big girl panties and review this book. Firstly, I want to thank Atria ...

    First I would like to warn that Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan is a legal thriller that centers around rape so for those that are sensitive to the subject you may want to give this one a pass as there are a few scenes in which it will be described. The story is told from mult...

  • Holly  B
    Dec 01, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    Jun 07, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

  • Lindsay - Traveling Sister
    Dec 18, 2017

    Men can make fools of us all. I LOVE a good courtroom drama. I can't help it. My idea of the inside of a courtroom is heavily-influenced by years of watching Law & Order and, these days, watching Annalise Keating brutally taking down prosecutors and witnesses in How to Get Aw...

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr... 4.5 Stars!! With everything that has been going on in the world recently, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to read this timely novel. Kate Woodcroft?s work is her life. Divorced with no children,...

    Sophie never thought of her husband as a liar. She knows he dissembles, yes. That's part of his job... A prerequisite, even, to being a government minister. But she has never imagined he would lie to her. Or rather, that he might have a life she knows nothing about: a secret that could...

    ?But the truth is, women are often scared of antagonizing their assailants or they feel conflicted; not so very long ago they may have been charmed by them. And we women aim to please. It is hardwired into us that we should placate and mollify---bend our will to that of men. Oh, some...

    i thought this was going to be another domestic suspense book - a story of crime and marriage full of misleading clues to veer the reader off course, with lies and secrets and conflicting unreliable narrators. and it sort of is, but it?s much broader in scope and less circuitous in s...

    The process of reconstructing one's life...... Brick by brick. Story by story. Lie built upon lie. We all leave our footprints planted in the ground of our past. Do we even recognize their familiar forms when trampled on time and again by others? Blurred attempts both intentional...

    As the title suggests this is the story of a scandal, that happened some years ago among Britain's elite citizenry. In fact it involves a Junior Minister in the House of Commons, one James Whitehouse. I?m sure we have all met men like James: tall, good looking, suave and charismatic,...

    *4.5* An clever, scandalous, courtroom drama! I was obsessed from start to finish. It has all the elements that make a story compelling to me. The vivid characters with the added appeal of having their POV written with emotion and details that bring them to life. The characters w...

    4.5 Stars. Addictive writing....Secrets....Lies....and a Perfectly Satisfying last line! Kate Woodcroft is a QC (Queen's Court) Barrister for the prosecution of sex crimes in London, and she just lost a case...not something that happens often. She likes to win and plans on doing just t...

    I was completely captivated, intrigued, and fascinated, with this fast-paced intelligent, timely and relevant novel. James Whitehouse is a member of the Parliament, and until he was charged with rape ?( at the point of penetration, did James understand that Olivia Clarissa Lytto...

    You will not know who to believe in this novel of intrigue and past secrets. James Whitehouse is a a successful politician who has been married to his wife Sophie for over a decade. Both are attractive, attended Oxford and are respected members of their community. One day James i...

    3.5 A case that could be taken from the daily headlines in the United States. A politician is being charged with rape, a man who is a long time friend and has the long time support of the prime minister. A man who is married, with two children, a family who he swears he loves. A man wh...

    3 Stars. James, Junior Minister of England, and his wife Sophie are caught in a fierce legal battle against Kate, a barrister who represents Olivia, in a case in which James has been charged with sexual assault. Olivia and James had an affair and James swears that what happened betw...

    Well, talk about perfect timing. The Me, Too movement is the one constant on the news nowadays. And here comes a novel about a junior minister in the British government, a dear friend of the PM, accused of the rape of his research assistant. The book is told from multiple POV -Sophie, ...

    A high 4 stars! So incredibly timely... Sarah Vaughan may have been prescient when she decided to write Anatomy of a Scandal, but this book sure resonates with the MeToo surge of focus on sexual assault and harassment, especially involving men abusing positions of power. But no o...

    2.5 stars This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees. I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found ...