Anatomy of a Scandal: A Novel
An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake. 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... show more
An astonishingly incisive and suspenseful novel about a scandal amongst Britain’s privileged elite and the women caught up in its wake.
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?
Publish date: 2018-01-23
Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
So, I thought I was reading this for the Detection Club, because I'd shelved it that way, but I now have the book, and it's very clearly not included. I dunno why I labeled it that way, but I'm still glad I read it. (I think it could actually fit chapter 11, since the place they all met and most of ...
Como ya comenté en otra ocasión, los libros que vienen precedidos de una fama importante luego resultan ser un fiasco importante, y los bauticé como "Negredos". Esta no está en dicha categoría, porque su rendimiento es correcto. James Whitehouse, ministro "junior" del gobierno británico, es acusado ...
I was riding both sides of the courtroom with this novel, not sure really if I wanted to believe the defendant or the prosecutor in this case. It all came down to one event, one encounter and with only two people witnessing the event, it was her story against his, two completely different stories. H...
For Kate the trial of charismatic MP and close friend of the PM, James Whitehouse could be the chance to right wrongs and make her mark as a QC. For Sophie Whitehouse the case is causing her world to crash down around her. For not only has she to contend with the fact her husband is accused of a hei...
I have come away from reading this novel with so much more than I anticipated. This is more than a portrait of a marriage rocked by an affair. More than a story about a scandal that rocks the Houses of Parliament and ends up in the the Daily Mail. And it's more than a droll courthouse drama with a J...