|By (author):||Mina, Denise|
|Subject:||FICTION / Contemporary Women|
|FICTION / Crime|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / General|
|FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths|
|FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense|
|Publisher:||Little, Brown and Company|
|From The Publisher*||A REESE WITHERSPOON x HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK CLUB PICK|
A true-crime podcast sets a trophy wife's present life on a collision course with her secret past in this thriller from Denise Mina.
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.
"Daredevil storytelling at its finest...Offers plot twists and zig-zags that take readers on a wild ride...A giddy celebration of the art of storytelling itself." --NPR's Fresh Air
|Review Quote*||"Endlessly surprising... This incredible novel...seems to have been written in a white-hot rage.... Mina has always written with a head full of ideas and a mouth full of tough talk. Here, she's finally got a story big enough to hold it all together."-Marilyn Stasio, New York Times Book Review -- Editors' Pick|
|Review Quote*||"Daredevil storytelling at its finest . . . Offers plot twists and zig-zags that take readers on a wild ride. . . . A giddy celebration of the art of storytelling itself."-Fresh Air|
|Review Quote*||"BOOK OF THE WEEK: Mina, queen of the Scottish crime novel, is in stellar form here."-People|
|Review Quote*||"Conviction combines all [Mina's] gifts -- for suspense, humor, menace, sentiment -- in spectacular fashion."-Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal|
|Review Quote*||"A page-turner with depth and soul."-O, the Oprah Magazine|
|Review Quote*||"Spectacular. If you, dear reader, can sanely spread your enjoyment of it out over, say, a week, you're a more disciplined consumer of suspense fiction than I am. I inhaled this novel in two extended sittings in one day."-Maureen Corrigan, The Washington Post|
|Review Quote*||"Conviction feels as fresh as a fall breeze... I sat up VERY late reading this one, dazzled by how effortlessly Mina spun a complex web."-Moira Macdonald, Seattle Times|
|Review Quote*||"[An] edgy but humorous crime novel."-Christian Science Monitor|
|Review Quote*||"A wonderful mystery... Mina captures the podcast vibe with precision, even down to the annoyingly repetitive ads from sponsors, and the medium's aficionados are sure to love this twist on a standard thriller."-Shelf Awareness|