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Reputation by Sarah Vaughan
About The Book
Emma is a high-profile MP. Impassioned and empathetic, she wants to make a positive difference but faces threats and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye.
When she launches a campaign to protect women from the effects of online bullying, the abuse steps up. And when her teenage daughter’s character is called into question, Emma learns how far she will go to protect both their reputations.
But still: how did she come to be standing trial for murder? She only lied once – didn’t she?
As with Sarah’s last two books, Reputation is both a very successful, suspenseful mystery and emotionally involving: the perfectly positioned book for readers who are curious about what it means to be a woman in the world today. A timely, thought-provoking novel about women, perception and power.
Reputation, a simple word that can make you do anything to maintain it clear, even killing? Possibly, it depends on how important is your Reputation.
This is a slow paced thriller, told between different voices helping the reader to see the full story. I don’t think we can say that this is an easy story; yes, the main character, Emma, is a high profile politician, but her desire is to protect her daughter, to keep her safe. Is it not what every parent wants to do? To try to heal our children’s wounds and repair the damage they’ve done?
Being honest, I don’t think this story seen from the perspective of a male character would be the same, their reputation can be healed or covered on the contrary as women that they will have the stigma for the rest of their life. Is it fair? No, and that’s what this story tries to show us.
Emma’s daughter, Flora, is bullied at school and as an act of vengeance does something she should never do, but I am sure that if her mother wasn’t a politician the things would have been different. For sure. So, when the journalist that wants to write an article about Flora’s story appears dead at Emma’s house, everyone suspects she did it on purpose. Accident or murder? This is what you’ll have to decide. But, at the same time, if you were on her skin, you are a woman, being bullied everyday by messages, co-workers, journalists… What would you do to protect your daughter?
Are you ready to protect your “Reputation”?
About The Author
Brought up in Devon, Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to become a journalist. After training at the Press Association, she spent eleven years at the Guardian as a news reporter, political correspondent and health correspondent, before leaving to freelance and write fiction. Anatomy of a Scandal, her third novel was an instant international bestseller and translated
into 22 languages, long-listed for the Theakston Old Peculiar Crime Novel of the Year 2018 and short-listed for the Audible Sounds of Crime Award, GoodReads Jury’s Out award, French Elle’s Prix des Lectrices and Richard & Judy’s ‘Best of the Decade.’ Anatomy of a Scandal has been adapted for screen and will air on Netflix as a six-part series in Spring 2022. Little Disasters, her fourth novel, was selected as a Waterstones Thriller of the Month in 2021,
has been sold to the US, France, Portugal, Sweden and Spain, and optioned for TV. Reputation is her fifth novel.