Anatomy of a Scandal
This book opens with a legal case. A junior minister in the British Government, James Whitehouse, has been charged with rape. But the case isn't going to be easy or straightforward for Kate Woodcroft the prosecuting QC. Not only has the victim had an affair with the minister prior to her accusation of rape but Kate Woodcroft has her own secrets, regarding her past as an Oxford student. And then there is the wife of the accused, Sophie who wants to believe her husband's version of events, otherwise the life she knows will be shattered.
As the author moves between the past and present, examining each character and his or her motives and beliefs, it becomes clear that the perception of truth varies greatly between each actor. Interesting and compelling, I found that as I got further and further into the story I had a hard time putting it down.
Thanks to Shelf-Awareness and Atria Books for allowing me to read this book in exchange for an honest review.