A political and riveting read!
James is a public servant and family man accused of rape.
He was having an affair with Olivia and ended it, then something happens between the two of them and whether it’s consensual or not is at the decision of a jury. Olivia gives a believable account of the story, but so does James on the witness stand. Told through the eyes of his wife, who will you believe?
When does consensual sex cross the line into rape?
Initially Sophie is confident he is innocent and vows to stand by him. The prosecuting barrister, Kate is determined to prove his guilt but what makes her so sure he actually committed the crime? Secrets from the past are slowly revealed as past and present come together. Raising several moral dilemmas, the novel will make you question what you know and believe about the people you love. Lovely prose with a raw and poignant tone made this a one-sitting read
About the Author
Sarah Vaughan read English at Oxford and went on to be a journalist. After training with the Press Association, she worked for The Guardian for 11 years as a news reporter, health correspondent and political correspondent. She started writing fiction after deciding to freelance. The Art of Baking Blind – published by Hodder (UK and Canada), St Martin’s Press (US) and translated into eight languages – is the result. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two young children and is currently writing her second novel.
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