"If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction.... A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride." (Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said) A true-crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past.
ONE OF THE SUMMER'S BEST READS-- O, the Oprah Magazine-- Minneapolis Star-Tribune-- Seattle Times
-- Refinery29-- CrimeReads-- Publishers Weekly-- Christian Science Monitor (Best Books of July)
The day Anna McDonald's quiet, respectable life exploded started 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 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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
The mystery at the heart of Conviction unspools in mesmerizing slo-mo, even as its protagonist’s life unravels at warp speed. On the same day that her marriage disintegrates, Anna discovers an unsettling fact about an old friend while listening to a true-crime podcast. Convinced that the show has gotten things wrong, Anna embarks on a dangerous adventure to confront her troubled past—with an anorexic, washed-up rock star in tow. If Denise Mina’s thriller sounds a little bonkers, that’s because it is. But this unconventional whodunit feels perfect for the age of Reddit theories and Twitter hashtags—and is as bingeable as your favorite podcast.