Anatomy of a Scandal

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

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: Large Print Press

ISBN: 9781432861223

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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-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?---

Anatomy of a Scandal

It is quite shockingly good' Sun 'This clever plot raises many issues of the moment' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'Once the trial of MP James Whitehouse starts, you could not have prised the book from hands for love or money' Jake Kerridge, ...

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471165019

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 380

**SOON TO BE A MAJOR NETFLIX SERIES** 'Timely and compelling' Shari Lapena, Books of the Year, Sunday Times Crime Club 'People are calling this the new Apple Tree Yard, but I’d beg to differ… I’d argue its infinitely better' The Pool ‘Well-written, pacy and full of twists and turns’ Independent 'Gripping. A savage indictment of class, privilege and toxic masculinity in Britain ... Almost impossible to put down' Louise O’Neill A high-profile marriage thrust into the spotlight. 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 Anatomy of a Scandal: 'Deftly plotted... with an eerie relevance to the current debate surrounding the attitudes to and experiences of women in Westminster, Hollywood and beyond' Laura Barnett ‘The best courtroom drama since Apple Tree Yard … sensational’ Clare Mackintosh 'A compulsive read with completely layered characters. Superb' John Boyne 'I love it when a book lives up the hype – and this one does. It is quite shockingly good' Sun 'This clever plot raises many issues of the moment' Marcel Berlins, The Times 'Once the trial of MP James Whitehouse starts, you could not have prised the book from hands for love or money' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express 'An absolute masterpiece – prepare to be very impressed' heat 'A lot of reviews claim that a novel has them ‘hooked from the start’ – but with this story, it’s painfully true' Grazia 'One of the best books you’ll read this year' Closer ‘Sarah Vaughan drip feeds revelations while exploring thepower and privilege of political elite’ Good Housekeeping ‘Think last year’s drama Liar with a dash of Apple Tree Yard’ Sunday Mirror: Notebook ‘A timely thriller about marriage, but also about power, who wields it, and how that affects who we believe’ Stylist

Anatomy of a Scandal

Is James the guilty perpetrator or an innocent victim of a toxic agenda? In this riveting story of love, revenge, and deception, no one’s motives are pure, but some people’s secrets are much darker than others.

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

ISBN: 9781982167608

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 786

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX SERIES Instant International Bestseller “A nuanced story line perfectly in tune with our #metoo times.” —People, Book of the Week “One of the season’s most buzzed-about thrillers.” —Bookish Some people’s secrets are darker than others. Sophie Whitehouse has a lovely home, two adorable children, and a handsome, successful husband. In other words, she has the “perfect” life. But everything changes the night her husband James comes home and confesses an indiscretion. Suddenly, her neat, ordered world is turned upside down. Did she ever really know the man she married? And, as it turns out, James’s revelation is just the tip of the iceberg. He stands accused of a terrible crime. But, the truth is even more shocking than anyone ever could have thought. Is James the guilty perpetrator or an innocent victim of a toxic agenda? In this riveting story of love, revenge, and deception, no one’s motives are pure, but some people’s secrets are much darker than others.


Anatomy of a Scandal

We have badly needed a book like Anatomy of a Scandal which subjects the
question to exhaustive research by the strict standards of true historical
investigation . This meticulous , balanced , and reasonable book contains more
real and ...

Author: Rebecca L. McMurry

Publisher: White Mane Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 943

Through research with new sources and technology, the McMurrys seek out the origins and the historical development of the longest running presidential scandal in American history.


Anatomy of a Scandal

An in-depth exploration of the concept of the Fall and its place in literature, philosophy and human experience.

Author: Hector Warnes

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Determinism (Philosophy)

Page: 254

View: 246

An in-depth exploration of the concept of the Fall and its place in literature, philosophy and human experience.

Little Disasters

Fans of Anatomy may miss the courtroom tension, but the psychological portraiture in this absorbing study of motherhood is just as rich' Sunday Times ‘Full of painful truths about the brutal aspect of motherhood, this punchy thriller is ...

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471165051

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 852

'Taut, clever, compelling and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat…' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train You think you know her… But look a little closer She is a stay-at-home mother of three with boundless reserves of patience, energy and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess. Then one moment changes everything. Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface – and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal – a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us. ‘Highly recommended' Erin Kelly ‘An important book as well as a brilliant read’ Lucy Foley 'This tense, absorbing read will have parents – in fact, all readers – turning the pages deep into the night' Louise Candlish ‘Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve’ Lucy Atkins 'Impossible to put down’ Eve Chase ‘I loved it and didn’t want to put it down’ Laura Marshall 'Compulsive reading with an ending I didn’t see coming' Jane Corry ‘Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise’ Claire Fuller ‘Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story’ Emma Curtis 'Every bit as brilliant as Anatomy of a Scandal. Superb' Cass Green 'A truly remarkable book' Claire Douglas 'Complex, nuanced and moving' Guardian 'Thought provoking and delicately executed' The i 'A cunningly plotted mystery' Daily Mirror ‘Sarah Vaughan brings to this book the same tension building expertise that made her bestseller Anatomy of a Scandal such a success’ Daily Mail ‘An emotional, often terrifying, and completely gripping read’ Daily Express 'Expertly crafted... Fans of Anatomy may miss the courtroom tension, but the psychological portraiture in this absorbing study of motherhood is just as rich' Sunday Times ‘Full of painful truths about the brutal aspect of motherhood, this punchy thriller is sharply plotted’ Sunday Mirror 'Sarah Vaughan… is back with her fourth novel, the shocking, impossible-to-look-away Little Disasters' Observer 'Another thought-provoking psychological drama' Woman & Home 'An important book exploring how everything changes once you become a mother - for good and bad' Woman's Weekly 'In a culture that fetishises motherhood, Sarah Vaughan's novel is an invaluable corrective, a warning about the terrible effects parenting can have on mental health. It is also a very cunningly plotted mystery' Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express 'A gripping read' John Boyne

Little Disasters

Domestic noir and psyche thriller, it''s brave and brilliant'' Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love ''Sarah Vaughan manages to hit that rare sweet spot between satisfying, literary writing and a plot that grips you by the throat.

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781471194900

Category:

Page: 400

View: 236

The gripping and controversial novel that is guaranteed to get readers talking in 2020! You think you have the perfect family. But everything can be broken. Liz and Jess have been friends for ten years, ever since they both started a family. But how well do they really know each other? When Jess arrives at hospital with a story that doesn't add up, Liz is the doctor on call. Jess has devoted her life to family and home. But she is holding so many secrets. As the truth begins to emerge, Liz is forced to question everything she thought she knew: about Jess, and about herself. When something feels so personal, how do you stay professional? 'Each character is brilliantly drawn, and the book delivers surprise after surprise' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange 'Absolutely brilliant; an emotionally devastating story, brave and honest' Emma Curtis, author of One Little Mistake 'Vaughan explores the darker impulses of motherhood - the fear, fury and despair; the frantic juggling, loss of control and exhaustion - and of course the overwhelming love. Refreshingly assured and punchy writing that is sure to hit a nerve' Lucy Atkins 'A brilliant storyteller, Vaughan serves up every mother's nightmare with consummate skill and a big heart. Clever. Totally compelling. Impossible to put down' Eve Chase, author of Black Rabbit Hall 'I loved it and didn't want to put it down. So, so good on motherhood and friendship' Laura Marshall, author of Friend Request 'A true psychological thriller shows us, as all the best ones do, that the scariest place is not the dark alleyway but inside the pathways of our own minds' Araminta Hall, author of Our Kind of Cruelty 'An immaculately researched and compelling story about the devastating fall out from one mistake'Jane Shemilt, author of The Playground

Sordid the Anatomy of a Scandal

Reaching back nearly four decades to probe the roots of the scandal, this gripping novel delves into the nature of love and friendship, the lust for vengeance, and the responsibilities of the privileged classes toward the less fortunate.

Author: M. A. Rhodes

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781537143897

Category:

Page: 274

View: 538

Scandal rocks a quiet Southern city. A prominent society family is ripped apart. A wealthy banker and his wife are caught in affairs with lovers half their age. Two young men, best friends since high school despite their widely disparate backgrounds, are each guarding a secret that would destroy most friendships. Reaching back nearly four decades to probe the roots of the scandal, this gripping novel delves into the nature of love and friendship, the lust for vengeance, and the responsibilities of the privileged classes toward the less fortunate.

The Farm at the Edge of the World

And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace? This is a novel about identity and belonging; guilt and atonement; the unrealistic expectations placed on children and the pain of coming of age.

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 144479230X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 295

'A great read about guilt, atonement and identity' - Hello! From the author of WATERSTONES BOOK OF THE MONTH LITTLE DISASTERS and NETFLIX SENSATION ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL 1939, and Will and Alice are evacuated to a granite farm in north Cornwall, perched on a windswept cliff. There they meet the farmer's daughter, Maggie, and against shimmering barley fields and a sky that stretches forever, enjoy a childhood largely protected from the ravages of war. But in the sweltering summer of 1943 something happens that will have tragic consequences. A small lie escalates out of all proportion. Over 70 years on Alice is determined to make amends - but has she left it too late? 2014, and Maggie's granddaughter Lucy flees to the childhood home she couldn't wait to leave thirteen years earlier, marriage over; career apparently ended thanks to one terrible mistake. Can she rebuild herself and the family farm? And can she help her grandmother, plagued by a secret, to find some lasting peace? This is a novel about identity and belonging; guilt and atonement; the unrealistic expectations placed on children and the pain of coming of age. It's about small lies and dark secrets; and how the need to love and be loved endures. But above all it's about a beautiful, desolate, complex place. Further praise for THE FARM AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD: 'Exquisitely written . . . a truly pastoral novel - sharp, sometimes painful, but authentic with real emotional depth.' - Veronica Henry 'Absolutely loved it. Very rare I sit and devour 220 pages in one afternoon' - Nina Pottell 'Heartbreaking' Woman Magazine 'Sarah Vaughan not only writes beautifully but her stories and characters have a way of climbing into your heart and staying there long after you've turned the last page . . . Highly recommended!' - Fleur Smithwick '[A] fabulous sense of place and a clever, compelling story' - Woman & Home 'An evocative and page-turning story of love and heartbreak, written in beautiful and poignant prose that captivated me from first word to final page' - Katie Marsh 'You won't want this one to end' - Marie Claire 'A beautifully evocative story of love, loss and forgiveness. You can taste, feel, see and hear Cornwall on every page as the characters pull you into their lives. Loved it' - Liz Fenwick




The Last Amigo

A briefcase full of cash is handed to the treasurer of a federal political party, but the donation is never registered on the party's books.

Author: Stevie Cameron

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Limited

ISBN:

Category: True Crime

Page: 359

View: 277

A briefcase full of cash is handed to the treasurer of a federal political party, but the donation is never registered on the party's books. A public prosecutor investigates a case that implicates influential business figures, but he dies in a car accident before charges are laid. At the height of the Gulf War, a sale of sophisticated tanks to Saudi Arabia yields millions in illegal commissions - almost half the value of the deal - for a network of middlemen. The figure who connects these seemingly unrelated episodes is Karlheinz Schreiber, a name much in the headlines since his arrest in Toronto in August 1999. Charged in Germany with bribery and tax evasion, he is at the centre of the most sensational political crisis to erupt in that country since World War II, a scandal that has brought down the country's revered former chancellor Helmut Kohl. But it is in Canada that Schreiber's fortune was made. A tireless dealmaker who cultivated the powerful, he made connections in Ottawa that served the interests of his European patrons and clients. One was Airbus Industrie, a company desperate to break into the North American market by selling its planes to Air Canada. It was the secret commissions attached to the Air Canada sale, close to $20 million on a $1.8-billion contract, that became the subject of an RCMP investigation, the same investigation that prompted a lawsuit by former prime minister Brian Mulroney. Those commissions were ultimately shared with Schreiber's European amigos and with his Canadian friends. The Last Amigo is about the labyrinth of international political and business alliances that are at the heart of the scandals swirling around Karlheinz Schreiber: how corporations win government contracts, how money is successfully hidden in foreign banks and distributed through coded accounts, how an international political agenda is promoted and financed. It is a tale of media spin, covert influence, and undeniable personal gain. And it is a portrait of a consummate middleman who knew precisely how to exploit the ambitions and vulnerabilities of others.

Anatomy of a Scandal

An Investigation Into the Campaign to Undermine the Clinton Presidency James
D. Retter. Given by Friends of the Stanford Law Library STANFORD LAW
LIBRARY BL ARI HDA ANATOMY SCANDAL An Investigation.

Author: James D. Retter

Publisher: Stoddart

ISBN:

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 752

An investigative account of the present White House scandal

Anatomy of a Banking Scandal

It was all a fraud. All of the securitization deals the bank entered into lost money. To hide that fact, bank insiders started cooking the books, and concealing that they were also embezzling millions of dollars from the bank.

Author: Robert Pasley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351531794

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

View: 348

In the early 1990s, the First National Bank of Keystone in West Virginia began buying and securitizing subprime mortgages from all over the country, and quickly grew from a tiny bank with just $100 million in assets to over $1.1 billion. For three years, it was listed as the most profitable large community bank in the country. It was all a fraud. All of the securitization deals the bank entered into lost money. To hide that fact, bank insiders started cooking the books, and concealing that they were also embezzling millions of dollars from the bank. This was all hidden from the bank's attorneys and auditors, federal bank examiners, and even the board of directors of the bank. To keep the examiners at bay, the bank insiders did everything possible to avoid giving them access to documents they were entitled to see, documents they knew would sink their scheme. The head of the bank even went so far as to bury four large truckloads of documents in a ditch on her ranch. Robert S. Pasley explores the failure of the First National Bank of Keystone, the intrigue involved, and the lessons that could have been learnedand still can be learnedabout how banks operate, how federal banking regulators supervise financial institutions, how agencies interact with one another, and how such failures can be avoided in the future.



Little Disasters

Fans of Anatomy may miss the courtroom tension, but the psychological portraiture in this absorbing study of motherhood is just as rich' Sunday Times 'Full of painful truths about the brutal aspect of motherhood, this punchy thriller is ...

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781398506992

Category:

Page: 432

View: 490

'Taut, clever, compelling and guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat...' Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train You think you know her... But look a little closer She is a stay-at-home mother of three with boundless reserves of patience, energy and love. After being friends for a decade, this is how Liz sees Jess. Then one moment changes everything. Dark thoughts and carefully guarded secrets surface - and Liz is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her friend, and about herself. From the bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal - a new thought-provoking novel exploring the complexity of motherhood and all that connects and disconnects us.