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  • Published: 9 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787301740
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $39.99

Confidence

A brand new escapist thriller from the award-winning author of Conviction




Deception. Theft. Murder. All you need is confidence. A brand new escapist thriller from the award-winning author of Conviction

*FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF CONVICTION*

'Such a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsive' Ann Cleeves
'Denise Mina is crime writing royalty' Val McDermid
'Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions' Ian Rankin

DECEPTION. THEFT. MURDER.

ALL YOU NEED IS CONFIDENCE.

When amateur film-maker Lisa Lee vanishes from a Scottish seaside town, journalists Anna and Fin find themselves at the centre of an internet frenzy to find her.

But she may not be the hapless victim everyone thinks she is. The last film she made showed her breaking into an abandoned French chateau and stumbling across a priceless Roman silver casket. The day after Lisa vanishes the casket is listed for auction in Paris, reserve price fifty million euros, with a catalogue entry that challenges the beliefs of a major world religion.

On a thrilling chase across Europe to discover what happened to Lisa, Anna and Fin are caught up in a world of international art smuggling, billionaire con artists and religious zealotry.

But someone doesn't want them to find the missing girl... and will do anything to stop them.

PRAISE FOR CONVICTION:

'If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction' Erin Kelly
'You won't be able to put Conviction down' Reese Witherspoon
'Denise Mina gets to the heart of what crime really is. You feel like you are right there, in all the dark nooks and crannies that her characters inhabit' Karin Slaughter

  • Published: 9 August 2022
  • ISBN: 9781787301740
  • Imprint: Harvill Secker
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

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 as well as the Gordon Burn Prize and was named by The Times as one of the top ten crime novels of the decade. Conviction was the co-winner of the McIlvanney Prize for Scottish Crime Book of the Year 2019 and 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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Praise for Confidence

Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions

Ian Rankin

Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once

Nicci French

Denise Mina is crime-writing royalty

Val McDermid

One of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past twenty years

A. J. Finn

Mina's storytelling is always vivid and exciting, and Anna is a complex, well-rounded figure

Spectator

Outrageously enjoyable. A rollicking mystery populated by unforgettable characters - like Indiana Jones on acid.

Ambrose Parry on CONFIDENCE

A fun, thrilling and perfectly plotted adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat

Laure Van Rensburg on CONFIDENCE

Riveting, fast-paced

Sunday Times

[It is Mina's] sulphurous wit that makes her books a joy to read

Daily Telegraph

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