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Anatomy of a Scandal
Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan
You want to believe your husband. She wants to destroy him. Gripping psychological drama for fans of Apple Tree Yard, The Good Wife and Notes on a Scandal. Anatomy of a Scandal centres on a high-profile marriage that begins to unravel when the husband is accused of a terrible crime. Sophie is sure her husband, James, is innocent and desperately hopes to protect her precious family from the lies which might ruin them. Kate is the barrister who will prosecute the case she is equally certain that James is guilty and determined he will pay for his crimes. A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. A wife, determined to keep her family safe, must face a prosecutor who believes justice has been a long time coming. A scandal that will rock Westminster. And the women caught at the heart of it. Praise for Sarah Vaughan A clever, compelling story Woman & Home You won't want this one to end Marie Claire Lovable, flawed, and so very human, each character had me rooting for them right until the very end Claire Fuller Exquisitely written - sharp, sometimes painful, but authentic with real emotional depth Veronica Henry A great read about guilt, atonement and identity Hello! Told with an intensity that echoes du Maurier Kate Saunders An assured and very affecting piece of storytelling Lucy Robinson
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Victoriahoperose
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I liked this book a lot. I hadn‘t heard of it until the Netflix show came out and knew I wanted to read it before I watched. It had a lot of good twists and was a really well written legal thriller that took place for a good portion in the court room. I thought this was really interesting and I‘m really excited to watch the show now! The ending was exactly what I wanted it to be and I found the whim thing mostly satisfying!

RaeLovesToRead Kitty!!! 🥰🥰🥰💕 5mo
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BarbaraBB
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#BookReport 21/22

I‘ve had a tough week yet somehow read 4 books. I don‘t think I‘ll remember much about them in a while but at this moment I think An Island was the best this week and the tagged one the best distraction.

TrishB Glad you‘ve got some reading in, hope next week is better. 6mo
Megabooks 💜💜💜 6mo
Cinfhen Amazing you were able to finish 4 books !!! Hope things are improving xx 6mo
Suet624 I hope next week is better for you. ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
BarbaraBB @Suet624 Thank you dear Sue 🤍 6mo
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BarbaraBB
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A decent courtroom thriller and exactly what I needed. Fast paced, some strong women and sharp dialogues. Very contemporary, centered around a #metoo situation.

#pop22 #BecomingATVSeriesIn22

Megabooks Sometimes you just need a fast-paced book! 6mo
TrishB Had this on my kindle for a while! I‘ll remember you liked it next time I‘m scrolling through! 6mo
Cinfhen Great choice ❣️ 6mo
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Cathythoughts I enjoyed this when I read it 👍🏻 6mo
squirrelbrain I too enjoyed it when I read it @Cathythoughts 6mo
Cortg Nice! I have a copy of Heartstopper checked out for this prompt per my work cubby-buddy‘s rec 😀 6mo
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LKK526
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I have had a run of DNF books this one the latest. I did not like Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough or The Lioness by Chris Bohjalian or Breathless by Amy McColloch. I am sure these are all great books evidently not my cup of tea. Still looking for something…

LKK526 @jlhammar 🙄 7mo
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Breanne1
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This was a book that looks at the complexities of consent and privilege packaged in a thriller that keeps you turning the pages. This is now a Netflix series as well!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I named my daughter Breanne ❤️ I don‘t see many with the same spelling! 8mo
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NikkiKey94
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Here recently I‘ve been on an audiobook kick! I listen when I‘m traveling back and forth to work and also when I‘m doing things around the house. I wanted to listen to this one when I found out it was becoming a show on Netflix! I really enjoyed it and definitely plan on watching the show.

Cathythoughts I enjoyed this book too. I see it‘s on Netflix.. 🤔 I‘m tempted 8mo
NikkiKey94 @Cathythoughts I haven‘t started it yet but I‘m hoping they do a decent job with it! 8mo
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Pia_hb
Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan
Mehso-so

Entertaining and easy to read but only scratch the surface on sexual assault, power and corruption

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ClairesReads
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Mehso-so

A VERY compelling courtroom drama. Vaughn won some points by capturing and holding my attention, and for some interesting observations of trust, compromise, and loyalty in relationships. This lost a star for a twist I spotted a mile away which took away from the effectiveness of those observations. In short, a decent, undemanding weekend read.

LiteraryinLawrence Your review is really helpful! Even though it sounds like not the most surprising twists, I think it might be right up my alley. Stacked! 1y
ClairesReads @LiteraryinLawrence thank you- I hope it is. A so-so perhaps isn‘t entirely fair. The twist is definitely pretty transparent, but I read this in a day and found it pretty compelling anyway. Hope you like it 😊 1y
LKK526 @clairereads much more cogent than how I felt. I just couldn‘t get into it 7mo
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Hooked_on_books
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Mehso-so

A sex scandal of a government minister explodes into criminal charges and a trial. This book focuses mostly on the women in the story: the barrister prosecuting the case, the minister‘s wife, and a woman from the past. I liked the instinct to go beyond the trial, and there are many good elements here, but it doesn‘t quite make it. It hangs on a twist that is forced and the end just kind of peters out.

#doublespin

TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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Tripex
Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan

Yup, hankering to read this again.

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Jeg
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Mehso-so

I read this in 2 afternoons. One in the warmth of the heated lounge, the other outside in the warmth of the sun.
Very predicable , a light read, certainly not the best book I‘ve read recently.
@MrsMalaprop
#2020joybooks

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Jeg
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Sunday walk ended at local op shop. More to add to my TBR shelf. @MrsMalaprop

Suet624 Great finds. 2y
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TheEllieMo
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OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚😱 3y
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Tripex
Anatomy of a Scandal | Sarah Vaughan

Yay! finished the tagged book after about three weeks or so 🍾. Rating? 5 st⭐rz!

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Tripex
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Been off Litsy for a while now. Currently reading this. Been at it for maybe two weeks, book 8 or so of 2020, tired, tomorrow beckons I'm I prepared?

Cathythoughts I thought was a good read 👍🏻 3y
Tripex @Cathythoughts yeah it is. I'm enjoying it by the minute 3y
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Miss_Gilmore
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Starting in my second book of the year!

Cathythoughts I thought this was a good one 👍🏻 3y
Miss_Gilmore @Cathythoughts I am excited to get into it! 3y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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This is popular fiction and I had some issues with the writing, but it was still a pretty well crafted, entertaining novel with a satisfying conclusion.

Cathythoughts I thought it a good read 👍🏻♥️ 3y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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So if you'll forgive me for being pedantic, this is a really, really random way to make someone die in a novel. And safari park isn't even a term - if you want to do big game hunting, you go to privately owned game farm, and in the case of a foreigner it's likely canned hunting... But she could have also just said rifle accident. Anyway, moving on...

Clare-Dragonfly I thought this was a reference to the Delia Owens poacher controversy. But this is a totally different book and apparently that was in Zambia. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
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Clwojick
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Just started this one today. Has anyone else read this one?

IReadThereforeIBlog Yes - read it last year. It‘s well done. I enjoyed it. 3y
Cathythoughts I thought it was good 👍🏻♥️ 3y
anissaannalise I read it & quite enjoyed it. 3y
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MommyWantsToReadHerBook
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The writing isn't absolutely amazing but this is a decent distracting read - except for those times that nothing is able to fully distract me from the drama that is my life right now! I'm looking forward to seeing how everything comes together (in the book. In my life too, I guess).

JennyM Sending you lots of good wishes. Sorry to hear things remain hard. Thinking of you xx 3y
MommyWantsToReadHerBook @JennyM thank you, that means a lot ❤️ 3y
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TrishB
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Today‘s #99ponkindle purchase. A few mixed reviews, but a pick from @MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts and @eraderneely did it for me 👍🏻

TrishB Also brought this one for 99p 3y
MicheleinPhilly Hope you enjoy it! 3y
Cathythoughts I thought tagged book a good read Trish. Hope you like it 👍🏻♥️ 3y
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Bookwomble I love the first half of Frankl's book, but I'm less sold on his description of logotherapy. Definitely a worthwhile read, though 🙂 3y
TrishB @MicheleinPhilly @Cathythoughts I‘m sure I will 👍🏻 3y
TrishB @Bookwomble I don‘t really know anything about the therapy, so will be totally new to me. It‘s one of those books that pop up a lot on recommended reads though! 3y
jhod I liked it too, happy reading ! 3y
Bookwomble @TrishB His concentration camp memoir is remarkable - that's the first half - and is incredibly inspiring. I wouldn't want to put you off reading it as it is fantastic 🙂 After his liberation, he continued his work as a psychoanalyst to great success, but I personally find his method too much about the therapist and not enough about the client. 3y
TrishB @jhod cool 👍🏻 3y
TrishB @Bookwomble You definitely haven‘t put me off 👍🏻 (edited) 3y
Bookwomble @TrishB 😊👍🏻 3y
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candority
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I did it - I finished my first book in over a month! While starting grad school is partly to blame for my slow progress, the fact that this book was dreadfully boring for about 90% of it also plays a significant role. I wasn‘t very surprised by the twists and I found the pace of the book too slow for my taste. I assumed that this was a domestic thriller and courtroom drama, but it was neither of those things. 2 stars 🙊🤷‍♀️

Cathythoughts Oh I thought this one wS very good 3y
Emilymdxn I really disliked this one too 3y
candority @Cathythoughts I expected to love it! Maybe if I read it faster, I would have enjoyed it more? I‘m glad you liked it though! 3y
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candority @Emilymdxn It is good to know I‘m not alone in my feelings! It seems like most people enjoyed it. 3y
Cathythoughts I think I picked it up randomly with no expectations... and really enjoyed it 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
candority @Cathythoughts Oh, that‘s a much better way to go into a book! 3y
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Madison91
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Mehso-so

This was a bit hard to finish but still worth the read.

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Minervasbutler
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This one's a real page-turner, a legal thriller about a rising politician, and friend of the Prime Minister, who is accused by his young assistant of rape. Cleverly plotted - we move from the present to the Oxford undergraduate years of the main characters and the POV shifts too from chapter to chapter, and the tension builds most effectively. Gripping, twisty and very enjoyable.

Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one too 👍🏻 4y
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MicheleinPhilly
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I‘ve been going through “Bodyguard” withdrawal and this filled the void somewhat. There was a twist revealed about halfway through that initially made me 🙄 but then when I started searching the recesses of *my* brain for 20 year old memories of college I realized it did work. Quite relevant to today‘s #MeToo moment of reckoning. Definitely recommend. 4🌟

TW: Sexual assault

AlaMich Loved Bodyguard!! 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage We loved Bodyguard too!! 4y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage We‘ve been watching Secret City. It‘s Australian and on Netflix. Very suspenseful! 4y
MicheleinPhilly @BarbaraTheBibliophage Is that the one with the actress from Fringe? 4y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Yes, it is. Although I never watched Fringe. She‘s really good in this. 4y
Cathythoughts I really enjoyed this one 👍🏻 4y
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MicheleinPhilly
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Weekending.

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sk888888
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I expected that this would be a mediocre read, but I would probably put it at 4 stars. Interesting characters, good balance of ‘then‘ and ‘now‘ and I liked the ending.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
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I am not a fan of labeling something the worst thing I consumed in a year.

I‘d much rather celebrate some of my favorite things this year.

SO many incredible books consumed that I could remake this post at least four more time. 🖤

Melissa_J I have to admit, I like when people post what they didn‘t like. I find one and two star reviews far more useful than four and five star ones - so long as they are constructive that is. 4y
Melissa_J I do have a couple of your best books on my TBR, and hope my experience with them is as good as yours was. 4y
britt_brooke I like seeing both best and worst, but I get where you‘re coming from! 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto @britt_brooke It just feels icky to say “oh hey, your life‘s work... the worst thing I consumed this year.” 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣 But I also get why people think it‘s necessary. 4y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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May your Monday be short Littens. 🖤

Bklover Yours as well💛💛 4y
JacqMac Yes please! 4y
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Ashley_Nicoletto
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Over the last six months I‘ve spent almost all of my Sunday mornings in a gym.

Recently, I‘ve made a promise to myself to slow down. I‘m making a solid attempt at spending one weekend morning drinking coffee and relaxing.

Sunday. 🖤

Redwritinghood Good call! 4y
mreads That breakfast sandwich looks better than any time at the gym😁 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto @mreads It was just meh. Not as good as I had hoped. 🤣 And I absolutely love the gym. Slightly obsessed. But getting up at 5 every day takes a toll. Girls gotta sleep in. 4y
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eanderson I‘m right there with you. I think I may take your idea! Looks like a good morning!!! 🤗 4y
Ashley_Nicoletto @eanderson I just switched my weekend morning to a weekday morning. 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ So I‘m not totally sure it counts. But as a fellow gym lover I think you get it. 🤣 4y
eanderson I do... I really do! 🤣 Somehow it‘s the way of thinking that makes you feel like you are making more time for yourself when it‘s a weekend morning. 😊 4y
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Cathythoughts
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I only got this one because it was “ buy one & get one half-price” in Waterstones... I‘m heading into the final furlong ... and It‘s a real page turner... I‘m totally caught up in this very well written book. The subject is rape & it‘s a court room situation / with a story woven in. I will read more of Sarah Vaughan... I like her way of presenting a story 👍🏻♥️

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bookworm29
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Not book related pic but finally got Xmas tree up! “Rocking around the Christmas tree” 🎄☺️ now time to relax and have a glass of 🥂🍾

BookishMarginalia So pretty! 4y
bookworm29 Ahh thank you 🤗 glad you think so! 4y
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elliebatey
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Just finished this thriller and loved it 👏🏼 full of twists and turns, dark and gripping. Couldn‘t put it down 📚

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Sjhaug
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Totally indulgent guilty pleasure. Loved it.

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SammyB123
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Currently reading 📖

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AvidReader25
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This one was completely different from what I was expecting. It‘s mainly a courtroom drama that deals with a rape charge. Kate‘s story was my favorite in the rotating POV. I will say that I think the cover is completely misleading. There‘s nothing in the book that makes this cover makes sense to me.

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Chelsea.Poole
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Listened the the #audiobook of this one. I found it relevant and interesting but definitely not a thriller. Told from the point of view of several main characters in present day Britain and in 1993 Oxford University. Scenes in a court room and high level politics where featured. Also, potential trigger warning for sexual abuse. Recommended 🌟

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Chelsea.Poole
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These mini zucchini pizzas are my new favorite summer food! I made these listening to my current #audiobook which is British and enjoyable 👍🏻
#readandeat

Jinjer Adorable and YUM!!!! 4y
Jaimelire Nice snack idea! 4y
Reviewsbylola Those look good! 4y
RavenLovelyReads Make want to get up and make some! 😋 4y
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻💜👍🏻💜 4y
vkois88 Sounds good!! 4y
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eraderneely
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Arrogant, rich men thinking they can do whatever they want.
About 3/4 of the way through I wasn‘t very happy with where the ending was going, but the last few chapters mostly redeemed it.
Note, this is NOT a thriller. It‘s a moderately paced courtroom drama.

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Emma24
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This was an enjoyable read. Interesting mix of courtroom drama and politics, and timely considering #metoo. I thought the portrayal of Kate was a bit overdrawn at the start, but after later chapters it makes a bit more sense. Ending had a bit of a twist to it as well. Overall a good read 👍🏻

(also how great is the hardcover without the dust jacket! 📖)

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BookishClaire
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My guest on Episode 18 of the Brit Lit Podcast is Sarah Vaughan. We talked about her fantastic novel ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL, how the idea for it came to her, her experience of studying at Oxford, the advantages of writing fiction later in life, and more. https://britlitblog.com/2018/05/31/brit-lit-podcast-episode-18-with-sarah-vaugha...

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ladyonequestion
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Very well written courtroom drama centering on the lives of an MP accused of rape, his wife and the barrister representing the woman he was accused of raping. The characters are really well drawn and the story pulls you in.

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Books_Wine_Repeat
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Kate is prosecuting James, accused of raping a coworker/lover. His wife, Sophie, believes he is innocent. This flashbacks to the past when James and Sophie are at university, and also Kate, though she was someone different then. This was just ok for me. I really dislike that it is categorized as suspense/thriller on GoodReads when it was neither.

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ladyonequestion
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Trying not to buy any more ebooks at the moment, but I've picked this up from the local library's ebook borrowing service (I doubt that libby is available). Looks really good.

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Jprglisa
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Readathon is hard work, time for lunch! Big Mac poutine from a local restaurant really hit the spot! #readathon

thegreentealibrarian Omygoodness that looks yummy! 5y
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