Conviction (Hardback)
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Conviction (Hardback)

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Hardback 384 Pages / Published: 16/05/2019
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Skilfully exploiting the vogue for true crime podcasts, Denise Mina’s latest thriller is a whip-smart, blackly comic novel about a wronged wife and an unsolved yachting murder. Fiercely original and of-the-moment, Conviction cements Mina’s pre-eminent place in the crime writing firmament.

Everyone loves a true-crime podcast... until they have a starring role.

Conviction stars a strong female protagonist who is obsessed by true-crime podcasts and decides, one day, to investigate one of the unsolved crimes herself. It's just a normal morning for Anna McDonald.

Gym kits, packed lunches, getting everyone up and ready. Until she opens the front door to her best friend, Estelle. Anna turns to see her own husband at the top of the stairs, suitcase in hand. They're leaving together and they're taking Anna's two daughters with them. Left alone in the big, dark house, Anna can't think, she can't take it in. With her safe, predictable world shattered, she distracts herself with a story: a true-crime podcast. There's a sunken yacht in the Mediterranean, multiple murders and a hint of power and corruption. Then Anna realises she knew one of the victims in another life. She is convinced she knows what happened. Her past, so carefully hidden until now, will no longer stay silent. This is a murder she can't ignore, and she throws herself into investigating the case. But little does she know, her past and present lives are about to collide, sending everything she has worked so hard to achieve into freefall.

Conviction is the compelling and unique new thriller from multiple award-winner and author of The Long Drop, Denise Mina. 

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781911215257
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 611 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride across Europe. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction." - Erin Kelly

"A mischievous sense of fun exists alongside a capacity to generate genuine edge-of-your-seat thrills and some thought-provoking moments. You won't have more fun with a book this year." - Jake Kerridge, Sunday Express

"Not a single word is wasted in this beautifully written novel. Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good, it is possibly Mina's finest achievement." - Daily Express

"Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novel." - Nicci French

"A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read." - Louise Rhind-Tutt, i

"Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty." - Val McDermid

"Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways." - Doug Johnstone, Big Issue 

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Blue Book Balloon

“Thrillery crime road trip for two engaging, infuriating, damaged people.”

I'm grateful to the publisher for a free advance e-copy of Conviction via NetGalley.

I love Denise Mina's books. Just when you think you know what's coming, she wrongfoots you with a move sideways,... More

Hardback edition
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“Conviction, by Denise Mina”

Denise Mina is a consummate storyteller. Absolutely mesmerising. Those of you who have read her books already know this. If you haven’t, then give your self a treat and start with this one, Conviction.
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Blue Book Balloon

“Thrillery crime road trip for two engaging, infuriating, damaged people.”

I'm grateful to the publisher for a free advance e-copy of Conviction via NetGalley.

I love Denise Mina's books. Just when you think you know what's coming, she wrongfoots you with a move sideways,... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 29

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