Conviction

Conviction : A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick

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EVERYONE LOVES A TRUE-CRIME PODCAST . . . UNTIL THEY HAVE A STARRING ROLE.

**A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK**
*SELECTED AS A BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE TIMES, OBSERVER & TELEGRAPH*

'With sophisticated, ingenious plotting, this is a real read-in-one-go book. If you haven't yet discovered Denise Mina, you're in for a treat!' Good Housekeeping

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

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.

'Such a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsive' Ann Cleeves

'A dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hell' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
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Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 35mm | 611g
  • HARVILL SECKER
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1911215256
  • 9781911215257
  • 97,514

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"The Long Drop is an exceptional book. The pages reek of fifties Glasgow, forming an oppressive backdrop to a true crime story that fascinates and appals from start to finish. Mina’s prose cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening. A feast of a crime novel."
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The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre. -- Stuart Kelly * Scotland on Sunday * Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain's finest living crime novelist * Daily Telegraph * Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novel The Long Drop is a fascinating, quietly insidious work, unsettling but absorbing -- Marcel Berlins * The Times * Gripping, intricate and wonderfully twisty . . . Superb 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 * Sunday Express * The Long Drop is an exceptional book. The pages reek of fifties Glasgow, forming an oppressive backdrop to a true crime story that fascinates and appals from start to finish. Mina's prose cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening. A feast of a crime novel. * Stuart Neville * Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways -- Doug Johnstone * Big Issue * A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride across Europe. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction It is clear from the very start of Denise Mina's Conviction quite how much fun she - and her readers - are about to have... Mina is such a classy writer and Anna is a darkly brilliant creation * Observer * A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read. -- Louise Rhind-Tutt * i * 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 * This highly original, ballsy thriller is like nothing you have read - or Denise Mina has written - before -- Mark Sanderson * The Times, *Books of the Year* * Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions
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About Denise Mina

Denise Mina is the author of the Garnethill trilogy, the Paddy Meehan series and the Alex Morrow series. She has won the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award twice and was inducted into the Crime Writers' Association Hall of Fame in 2014. The Long Drop won the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2017 and the Gordon Burn Prize. Conviction is the co-winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2019 and it was selected for Reese Witherspoon's Hello Sunshine Book Club. Denise has also written plays and graphic novels, and presented television and radio programmes. She lives and works in Glasgow.
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22,431 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 17% (3,914)
4 38% (8,593)
3 33% (7,345)
2 9% (2,066)
1 2% (513)
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