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There’ve been a slew of book-to-movie and book-to-series adaptations lately. And while we’ve loved seeing some of our favorite characters go from the page to the screen, there’s really nothing like going back to the source material. On April 15, Netflix dropped the new mini-series Anatomy of a Scandal from Big Little Lies executive producer David E. Kelley. If you haven’t binged the series already, you won’t believe how the story unfolds. But even if you’ve watched the show starring Sienna Miller, Rupert Friend, and Michelle Dockery, we can’t help but think you’ll want to check out the page-turning book of the same name by Sarah Vaughan that inspired the limited series — and it’s now available on Amazon.
Anatomy of a Scandal was practically tailor-made for a small-screen interpretation. At the center of the story is privileged James Whitehouse (Friend) and his wife Sophie (Miller). The couple has dealt with James’ infidelities in the past, but nothing like this. Once Kate Woodcroft (Dockery) does further digging into James’ past, she finds that his inability to be faithful to his wife extends far beyond what anyone initially imagined. At the apex of the series, startling stories about James’ interactions with women come to light, leaving Sophie to wonder if she ever really knew the man she married.
Vaughan’s novel is the perfect accompaniment to its Netflix adaptation. Regardless if you’ve seen the series or not, the source material is a true page-turner that will leave you wanting more with each new chapter. Interweaving topical themes such as privilege, power dynamics, and more, Anatomy of a Scandal is really a book of the moment.
Even better, the price point to get the novel on your bookshelf is a real steal. You can buy Anatomy of a Scandal on Amazon right now for less than $20. Read the book in any format you desire, and immerse yourself in this startling story of betrayal and uncovering the truth. You won’t be able to put this novel down.
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