Random House presents the audiobook edition of Conviction by Denise Mina, read by Cathleen McCarron.
'A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride across Europe. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction' Erin Kelly
'Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novel' Nicci French
From 'the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist' (Daily Telegraph), 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.
Anna a true crime podcast addict is a seemingly ordinary housewife with two children and her relationship with her husband is not as it should be and things are not right between them but they are or so she thought bungling along.
What she didn’t see coming was her close friend Estelle turning up on her doorstep suitcase in hand and her husband Hamish on the top of the stairs also carrying a suitcase. This also means not only are they leaving but they are taking the kids. Anna’s world explodes and with a lot of shouting screaming and throwing stuff they leave and Anna is left behind in a mess in tears.
Anna in all the silence ends up looking at another true crime podcast and this time she recognises one of the victims. With nothing stopping her she decides to go in search of the truth. Only she has a passenger Estelle’s Anorexic musician husband Finn who is intrigued with the podcast and he starts to post. Little does he know danger lies ahead and Anna has more than a few secrets that will start to unravel as they get nearer to the truth. Her conviction is her strength