Sarah Vaughan: Reputation

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Reputation. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.


Emma Webster is a respectable MP.
Emma Webster is a devoted mother.
Emma Webster is innocent of the murder of a tabloid journalist.
Emma Webster is a liar.
#Reputation: The story you tell about yourself. And the lies others choose to believe…


I am struggling to find the words to do Reputation justice. Sarah Vaughan is a brilliant writer who draws us in to the worlds of politics and law so expertly and doesn’t give us the chance to step back until the novel is finished.

The first thing that strikes me about Reputation is how incredibly current it feels. Vaughan explores issues such as revenge porn, social media, women’s safety and political scrutiny. These are all issues that have made headlines very recently and I think it is important that they are discussed and the author does so in a very accessible way. As the themes are so relevant to our lives today, it is impossible not to find something that resonates and this kept me hooked until the end.

Reputation is told from various different viewpoints. This makes it very difficult to discern who is telling the truth so I often changed my mind about who I believed and this made the novel very tense, particularly in the second half of the book. The technique also helped me to get under the skin of the characters and understand why they behaved in the way they did. I thought about the characters even when I was not reading.

I love a novel that will stay with me and Reputation definitely fits this bill. 

Reputation is available from Amazon.

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