Friday, May 11, 2018

Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan

Rating: DNF

Summary on Goodreads.

"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..." [+ More]

So many high reviews and I couldn't even finish it. I think that it started with the introductory chapter which had nothing to do with the actual story (except that Kate, the lawyer, seems to specialize in rape cases?). Nothing wrong with it either, it just wasn't for me.

I couldn't connect to any of the characters. So this high profile politician had an affair and now the woman is accusing him of rape. For me this is like Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton: you were happily fucking the man and saved a stained dress to get some money out of it. Actually, that is the book I want to read, who the fucks saves a dress stained with semen!? My president was obviously set up!

But moving on to the present, the lover of this politician is now accusing him of rape; two weeks after the affair ended. Why now and not before? I don't know, maybe it is revealed in the plot, but that just made me lose interest. I was just not interested in knowing if he raped her or not because I was not invested in James or his marriage. I didn't give a fuck that his perfect wife and life was now coming a part because an affair. I think that if you don't want shit to happen you should stay away from it... unless it rains from the sky.

I didn't like the writing either. It just didn't click with me all this... preamble to something. Oh! I feel kind of sorry that I didn't make it to the trial because I just looove trials. But you see, when I don't care about a plot, I can't bring myself to keep reading.

On a positive note, I can already see this book as a movie, and if goes to the big screen, I would definitely check the DVD out of the library to watch it.