Published by Atria/Emily Bestler Books on January 23rd 2018
Sophie’s husband James is a loving father, a handsome man, a charismatic and successful public figure. And yet he stands accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is convinced he is innocent and desperate to protect her precious family from the lies that threaten to rip them apart.
Kate is the lawyer hired to prosecute the case: an experienced professional who knows that the law is all about winning the argument. And yet Kate seeks the truth at all times. She is certain James is guilty and is determined he will pay for his crimes.
Who is right about James? Sophie or Kate? And is either of them informed by anything more than instinct and personal experience? Despite her privileged upbringing, Sophie is well aware that her beautiful life is not inviolable. She has known it since she and James were first lovers, at Oxford, and she witnessed how easily pleasure could tip into tragedy.
Most people would prefer not to try to understand what passes between a man and a woman when they are alone: alone in bed, alone in an embrace, alone in an elevator… Or alone in the moonlit courtyard of an Oxford college, where a girl once stood before a boy, heart pounding with excitement, then fear. Sophie never understood why her tutorial partner Holly left Oxford so abruptly. What would she think, if she knew the truth?
My Book Review
Anatomy of a Scandal is an enthralling political scandal read that I could not put down!
I usually stick to romance novels and needed this change of pace. This book left me shocked several times as the author surprises you with plot twists as the story develops. I thoroughly enjoyed the several different points of views this story took on and seeing into each character’s headspace. The story also goes back in forth from present day and the characters’ college life.
The book takes place in London and I did find some of the terms confusing when it came to their court systems, but I was still able to fully understand the story.
If you love a crime thriller and political scandal pick up this book its so good!