Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Reputation: A Novel by Sarah Vaughan

(Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!)

about book: (summary from Goodreads)

The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal returns with a new psychological thriller about a politician whose less-than-perfect personal life is thrust into the spotlight when a body is discovered in her home.

As a politician, Emma has sacrificed a great deal for her career--including her marriage and her relationship with her daughter, Flora. A former teacher, she finds the glare of the spotlight unnerving, particularly when it leads to countless insults, threats, and trolling as she tries to work in the public eye. As a woman, she knows her reputation is worth its weight in gold, but as a politician, she discovers it only takes one slip-up to destroy it completely. 

Fourteen-year-old Flora is learning the same hard lessons at school as she encounters heartless bullying. When another teenager takes her own life, Emma lobbies for a new law to protect women and girls from the effects of online abuse. Now, Emma and Flora find their personal lives uncomfortably intersected--but then the unthinkable happens: A man is found dead in Emma’s home, a man she had every reason to be afraid of and to want gone. Fighting to protect her reputation, and determined to protect her family at all costs, Emma is pushed to the limits as the worst happens and her life is torn apart.

my thoughts:

Suspense and thrills at its very best! Reputation by Sarah Vaughan is fantastic! I found myself gripped from the very first page and could not put this book down for anything. I LOVED IT!!

Politics are Emma's game and she is damn good at what she does. However, her careers has meant sacrificing her personal life and at great cost. However, she is determined to make a difference in the world and if that means choosing career over family, well, so be it. Of course, her family has problems all their own and, well, sometimes those problems do cause trouble for Emma. Then again, Emma manages to find trouble all on her own when a man is found dead in her home. Yep, Emma finds herself on trial for murder and it looks like it is going to be quite a struggle to prover her innocence. Whoa! Talk about a mystery that will definitely involve some psychological thrills. 

Vaughan has once again created a must-read story that will captivate her readers. Her writing is top notch, her story is unputdownable, and her characters are flawed and relatable - all of which make for one great read. Definitely get your hands on a copy of Reputation ASAP - you won't want to miss out on this one!

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book!

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