My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I started off lost in the prickly, weedy dark craggy coulee with four of my Traveling Sisters reading Anatomy of a Scandal with only one of us staying in this coulee and the rest of us leaving to find a grassy spot to take a nap.
Anatomy of a Scandal is a slow-burning, intelligent legal thriller that explores a scandal amongst the privileged and the women involved. For most of us, we struggled with this one grabbing our attention from the start and had to fight the urge to crawl into a nice grassy spot and have a nap. As we started to doze off Sarah Vaughan caught our attention with a very clever twist however the legal procedure weighed the story down for us and we gave in and drifted off in our grassy spot.
For most of us, we needed a faster more action-packed thriller to keep our attention and to keep us engaged enough to really appreciate this story. We recommend to readers who like legal thrillers.
Thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and Sarah Vaughan for a copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.
This novel follows the aftermath of and investigation into a sexual assault scandal involving a high power politician and one of his employees.
I found the storyline intriguing enough to keep me curious until the end, however, this novel really dragged for me. I found the pacing slow, the characters unlikeable and the content jumped all over the place. I had a hard time staying focused and felt that there were several parts of the book that could have been omitted while not taking away from the story (in fact, it may add to it).
Perhaps it was just a timing thing after finishing a few really great reads, but this one just didn’t work for me. There are many glowing reviews out there so I strongly suggest reading those before making a decision on this book.
A big thank you to NetGalley, Atria Books and Sarah Vaughan for providing a copy of this ARC in exchange for an honest review!