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Author: Denise Mina Narrator: Cathleen McCarron Publisher: Hachette Book Group Audio Length: Release Date: June 2019 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781549118739

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"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

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.

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  • "BOOK OF THE WEEK: Mina, queen of the Scottish crime novel, is in stellar form here.

    - People
  • 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
  • Conviction combines all [Mina's] gifts -- for suspense, humor, menace, sentiment -- in spectacular fashion.

    - Tom Nolan, Wall Street Journal
  • "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
  • A page-turner with depth and soul.

    - O, the Oprah Magazine
  • 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
  • "One of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past twenty years, an artist whose thrillers double as bracing moral inquiries. You finish a Denise Mina novel feeling enriched and enhanced, as though you'd just discovered some new virtue within yourself, some new inspiration. Conviction is her finest work to date: a dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hell. Yet again, I'm astounded.

    - A.J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
  • "Such a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsive.

    - Ann Cleeves, author of the bestselling Shetland series
  • "Conviction is mesmerizing: a tightly woven thriller that deftly combines psychological suspense with dark humor and international intrigue. Once I started reading, I didn't want to stop. If you haven't read Denise Mina yet, you should, and this is the place to start.

    - Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author of The Better Sister
  • [An] ingenious cheeky cracker of a thriller

    - Minneapolis Star Tribune
  • Elegant and amusing... The plotting... is both playful and dense.

    - Jack Batten, The Toronto Star
  • An incredibly original book... A jet-setting thriller about an ordinary life suddenly turned electric.

    - Refinery29
  • Spellbinding.... A metafictional marvel that both endorses and exemplifies the power of storytelling.

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "Hip, cutting-edge, and ridiculously unpredictable, this brilliantly multilayered puzzle hooked me from page one. Denise Mina is superbly talented -- witty, original, and a mastermind of mystery. Absolutely terrific.

    - Hank Phillippi Ryan, national bestselling author of Trust Me
  • Mina delivers another winner with this suspenseful, humorous, and surprisingly hopeful ode to storytelling.

    - Booklist (starred review)
  • A compelling, complex thriller as modern as tomorrow.

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • "With a gutsy, endearing heroine and a wondrously surprising ending, this is highly recommended.

    - Library Journal (starred review, Editor's Pick)
  • "With Conviction, Denise Mina has crafted a perfect puzzle, one that when pieced together shows a compelling and sharply funny picture of the darker side of fame, fortune, and today's social media-obsessed culture. The final product is as utterly enjoyable as it is timely. I couldn't put it down.

    - Kellye Garrett, Anthony, Agatha and Lefty Award-winning author of Hollywood Homicide
  • "A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction.

    - Erin Kelly, author of the international bestseller He Said/She Said
  • "Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: A fabulous, captivating novel.

    - Nicci French, author of the international betseller Day of the Dead
  • A ride full of turns I wasn't expecting.... If you like mysteries, true crime podcasts, and the past-is-coming-to-get-you novels, pick this one up.

    - Jamie Canaves, BookRiot
  • Mina is admired for her deft handling of questions of conscience and culture -- and women's responses to them -- as much as her ability to write a cracking story.

    - Libby Brooks, The Guardian [UK]
  • A thriller that often evokes an almost Hitchcock-like air of paranoia, doubt, [and] double identities... with sinister train journeys and mordant wit.

    - Stuart Kelly, The Scotsman
  • A deliciously clever premise that fully delivers

    - BookPage
  • “Mesmerizing: a tightly woven thriller that deftly combines psychological suspense with dark humor and international intrigue.”

    - Alafair Burke, New York Times bestselling author
  • “Conviction is spectacular…[and seems a] glorious genetically engineered composite of Mina herself along with Daphne du Maurier (for supernatural eeriness), fellow Scot Helen MacInnes (for spy craft), and, especially toward the end, Lisa Scottoline (for spunky spunky woman-in-trouble wry humor).".

    - Washington Post
  • “[A] mad-cap adventure of two lost souls on the run…and into their own past traumas.”

    - Crime Reads
  • “A compelling, complex thriller as modern as tomorrow.”

    - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
  • “With a gutsy, endearing heroine and a wondrously surprising ending, this is highly recommended.”

    - Library Journal (starred review)
  • “Mina delivers a metafictional marvel that both endorses and exemplifies the power of storytelling.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • "{A] suspenseful, humorous, and surprisingly hopeful ode to storytelling…Mina’s longtime fans will happily recognize traces of Paddy Meehan’s snarky survivors’ nature as Anna chain-smokes her way toward a satisfying showdown.”

    - Booklist (starred review)


  • A Library Journal Editor’s Pick for Spring
  • A Publishers Weekly Pick for Best Summer Reading
  • A Crime Reads Pick of Best Crime Novels of Summer
  • A Bustle Pick of Summer's Best Beach Reads
  • Longlisted for the 2019 McIlvanney Prize

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About the Author

Denise Mina is the author of mystery, horror, and historical fiction. She has written novels for four series, as well as stand-alone novels and graphic novels. The Field of Blood won the Barry Award for Best British Crime Novel, The Long Drop won the Gordon Burn Prize, and Garnethill.

About the Narrator

Cathleen McCarron is an Earphones Award–winning narrator and recipient of the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2018. She is a London-based coach in voice, text, and accent who has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and several major drama schools. She holds a BA in acting from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, as well as a degree in politics from Edinburgh University.