Conviction

Conviction

A true-crime podcast sets a housewife'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 and desperate for distraction, 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.

Title:Conviction
ISBN:9780316528504
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    Conviction Reviews

  • Paromjit

    If there is only one crime thriller book you read this year, make sure it is this one from the award winning Scottish writer, Denise Mina. This is a markedly different read from her previous works, it...

  • Holly  B

    3.5 STARSAnna McDonald, is an ordinary wife, mom, and pod-cast junkie. One day her life gets turned upside-down when her latest episode titled "Death and the Dana" hits a little too close to home.Ann...

  • Louise Wilson

    I was sucked into this story from the beginning. This is just the second book that I have read by the author but I will definitely read more. The book is set partly in Glasgow. Anna McDonald's husband...

  • Holly

    Spoiler alert, but whatever: Why not throw a triple-murder mystery, an anorexic man, a couple of assassins, a gang rape (in reference, not directly), a couple of people with hidden identities, some mo...

  • Susanne  Strong

    3.5 Stars* (rounded down). Not your average thriller! A woman obsessed with podcasts starts investigating a man she once knew who is the star of one. Talk about an intriguing premise! Anna McDonald is...

  • Kaceey

    4.5*This was a delightfully surprising read for me. I know what a talented author Denise Mina is, so I suppose I shouldn’t have been shocked at just how much I enjoyed her latest work.This book had ...

  • Ceecee

    Anna McDonald settles down early one morning with a coffee and a podcast and realises that she has met the man at the centre of the unfolding drama. Leon Parker and his two children died on board the ...

  • Cheyne Nomura

    Meh. Read this because it’s Reese’s Book Club pick. I must say, her picks are getting worse and worse. I long for the choices that harken back to Little Fires Everywhere, The Last Mrs. Parrish, an...

  • Beverly

    Colorful inside and out, Conviction (terrible title) tells of a woman, Anna, on the brink of a nervous break down. She decides to figure out what happened to an old friend who died under suspicious ci...

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/By the time my turn came around at the library for Conviction I had no recollection of where I had even heard of it. Then I saw it was part...