Book Review: Anatomy of a Scandal
Lovers of The Wife Between Us, It Happens All The Time and The Last Mrs. Parrish, there's one more you MUST add to your list:
Synopsis: 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 review: Great read, especially if you like this genre! This book is timely and helps bring light to the #metoo movement. The female character at the center is strong and determined. This is about the balance between lust and danger, which is a lot thinner than you might think. The time for men in power getting away with sexual assault is over and brave women taking control and telling their stories is as important and empowering as ever.
Impeccably written in the way you love thrillers to be: suspicious, heart-pounding and dramatic.
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