Mulholland Books, 9780316528504, 384pp.
Publication Date: June 18, 2019
List Price: 27.00*
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The captivating, utterly unforgettable thriller for fans of Killing Eve and The Woman in the Window: A true-crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past.
The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life explodes starts off like all the days before: Packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true crime podcast. Then her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone.
Reeling, desperate for disctraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people's problems are much better than one's own -- a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna's problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she's taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened.
Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened -- and in hot pursuit. Convinced she has no other options, she goes on the run, and in pursuit of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide.
About the Author
Denise Mina is the author of thirteen novels, including The Long Drop, winner of the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. Mina has twice received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.
Praise For Conviction…
"One of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past twenty years, an artist whose thrillers double as bracing moral inquiries. You finish a Denise Mina novel feeling enriched and enhanced, as though you'd just discovered some new virtue within yourself, some new inspiration. Conviction is her finest work to date: a dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hell. Yet again, I'm astounded."—A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
"Such a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsive."—Ann Cleeves, author of the bestselling Shetland series
"Conviction is mesmerizing: a tightly woven thriller that deftly combines psychological suspense with dark humor and international intrigue. Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. If you haven't read Denise Mina yet, you should, and this is the place to start."—Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister
"Spellbinding.... A metafictional marvel that both endorses and exemplifies the power of storytelling."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"Hip, cutting-edge, and ridiculously unpredictable, this brilliantly multilayered puzzle hooked me from page one. Denise Mina is superbly talented -- witty, original, and a mastermind of mystery. Absolutely terrific."—Hank Phillippi Ryan, national bestselling author of Trust Me
"Mina delivers another winner with this suspenseful, humorous, and
surprisingly hopeful ode to storytelling."—Booklist (starred review)
"A compelling, complex thriller as
modern as tomorrow."—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"With a gutsy, endearing heroine and a wondrously surprising ending, this is highly recommended."—Library Journal (starred review, Editor's Pick)
"With Conviction, Denise Mina has crafted a perfect puzzle, one that when pieced together shows a compelling and sharply funny picture of the darker side of fame, fortune, and today's social media-obsessed culture. The final product is as utterly enjoyable as it is timely. I couldn't put it down."—Kellye Garrett, Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Award-winning author of Hollywood Homicide
"A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction."—Erin Kelly, author of the international bestseller He Said/She Said
"Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: A fabulous, captivating novel."—Nicci French, author of the international betseller Day of the Dead
"Mina is admired for her deft handling of questions of conscience and culture -- and women's responses to them -- as much as her ability to write a cracking story."—Libby Brooks, The Guardian [UK]