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"The courtroom yields high drama, but Vaughan also dives deep into the characters’ backstories—especially the entitled lives of powerful men—creating a nuanced story line perfectly in tune with our #metoo times."

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"A juicy courtroom drama…this exceptional novel marks the perfect nerve-racking start to the new year in books."

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"This exhilarating novel…will have readers thinking about  justice and truth and whether you can ever really, fully know someone."

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"An eerily well-timed novel."


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Starred Reviews from Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Booklist

"Skillfully interweaving the story of the unfolding scandal [...] Vaughan gradually reveals just how shockingly high the stakes are. Such is the strength of this sinewy novel."

—Publishers Weekly,
Starred Review

"A strong choice for book clubs. Former political correspondent Vaughan makes an impressive debut with this savvy, propulsive courtroom drama."

—Kirkus reviewS,
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"Vaughan, a former political correspondent, offers gripping insight into a political scandal’s hidden machinations and the tension between justice and privilege. An absorbing, polished debut mystery."

Starred Review

"Superb. Bitingly truthful, intelligent, gripping.
All round class act."

—Gilly Macmillan,
New York Times bestselling author of What She Knew

"Sarah Vaughan is sensational."

—Clare Mackintosh,
internationally bestselling author of I Let You Go

"Suspenseful and shocking, centered around an important moral issue that makes it especially intense, Anatomy of a Scandal is a nuanced, highly addictive read that resonates long after the final word."

—Kimberly Belle,
New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Lie

"This engrossing, masterfully crafted thriller is a story of money, abuse of power, revenge, and the pursuit of justice. This story feels like it has been ripped from the headlines."

5-Star Review

"An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake."

—Book Reporter

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Consent? Only they know what goes on behind closed doors.
Consent? Only they know what goes on behind closed doors.