• Reputation

  • A Novel
  • By: Sarah Vaughan
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 12 hrs and 22 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (68 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

“Astonishingly timely and clever, it’s also utterly gripping.” —Lucy Foley, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Sarah Vaughan has done it again. Superb.” —Shari Lapena, New York Times bestselling author

The bestselling author of Anatomy of a Scandal—now a hit Netflix series—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, the glare of the spotlight is unnerving for Emma, 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.

Another breathless and twisty novel from an absolute “master of suspense” (CrimeReads), Reputation brilliantly illustrates that it isn’t who you are that matters…it’s who people think you are.

©2022 Sarah Vaughan (P)2022 Simon & Schuster, UK

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Fantastic

Everything about this is really great. Important issues described with nuance. Amazing performance! Sad when it ended.

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  • 07-18-22

Couldn’t listen anymore

I don’t know if it was the performer or just the pace of the book. I had to stop listening. The performer was irritating and I had a hard time believing it was someone in their 40’s. The pace is so slow.

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The longest journey to absolutely nowhere

This book was so slow and boring. And what an anticlimactic ending. Maybe I missed something.

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