Reputation by Sarah Vaughan [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Reputation

Author: Sarah Vaughan

Publisher: Atria/Emily Bestler Books

Publish Date: July 5, 2022

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 3/5

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan


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.

Reputation by Sarah Vaughan


Emma made sacrifices in her personal life to improve her career. Her rise in her career has put her in the spotlight, and made her the target of unwanted attention. When a dead man is found in her home, she will do everything she can to protect her family, her career, and her reputation.

Reputation is told using multiple points of view. The primary viewpoint is Emma, but her daughter and a few other characters also share their points of view. I didn’t find the characters all that likable, but the stories were intriguing.

A slow-burning psychological thriller. Reputation was an intriguing novel. Good for fans of psychological thrillers with strong female protagonists.

I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Books by Sarah Vaughan:
  1. Anatomy of a Scandal
  2. Little Disasters
  3. Reputation

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