Rich, gorgeous, popular and charismatic would describe the James we meet in the heady years of his enviably sparkling youth.  It is easy for James’ friends and family to see where such was a charmed young man will end up.  Some people were always meant for the heights.

Not so long past the college days, James is now carving his career in in the political arena.  He has the wife, he has the children, he has the contacts. The halls of Westminster are now the stomping grounds of arrogance and pride, as the Teflon Oxford graduate of Oxford confirms his position in a government led by an old university comrade, one of its youngest ever Prime Ministers.

Where are the women here?  They support, they assist – and they prosecute.  Accused of raping a young woman in an elevator at Parliament, James is suddenly no longer bullet proof.  His wife is no longer by his side.  His government may no longer be so benevolent.  Those he crossed in the past will no longer be silent.


Sarah Vaughan

Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to be a journalist. After training with the Press Association, she worked for The Guardian for 11 years as a news reporter, health correspondent and political correspondent before leaving to freelance. She started writing fiction the week she turned forty. Anatomy of a Scandal is her third novel and will be published in January 2018 by S&S in the UK, US and Canada, plus other commonwealth countries. It will also be translated into 16 languages.

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