A Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club Pick
The start of a brilliant new series from an exceptional, award-winning crime writer.
EVERYBODY LOVES A MURDER MYSTERY . . . UNTIL THEY HAVE A STARRING ROLE.
*A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK*
'Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions' Ian Rankin
It's just a normal morning when Anna's husband announces that he's leaving her for her best friend and taking their two daughters with him.
With her safe, comfortable world shattered, Anna distracts herself with someone else's story: a true-crime podcast. That is until she recognises the name of one of the victims and becomes convinced that only she knows what really happened.
With nothing left to lose, she throws herself into investigating the case. But little does she know, Anna's past and present lives are about to collide, sending everything she has worked so hard to achieve into freefall.
'If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction' Erin Kelly
'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
*Don't miss Denise Mina's most recent thriller, the Costa 2020 shortlisted, THE LESS DEAD*
Praise for Conviction
Denise Mina is crime-writing royaltyVal McDermid
A twisting, darkly comic, thrill-a-minute ride across Europe. If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour ConvictionErin Kelly, author of HE SAID/SHE SAID
Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novelNicci French
Gripping, intricate and wonderfully twisty . . . SuperbWill Dean, author of <i>Dark Pines</i>
One of the most talented, most daring, most humane writers of the past twenty years . . . Conviction is her finest work to date: a dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hellA. J. Finn, author of <i>The Woman in the Window</i>
Such a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsiveAnn Cleeves
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
Conviction is one of those rare and perfect titles, meaning both a belief profoundly held and to have been found guilty. The genius of the novel is that it reiterates that old phrase that a wise man once said - "the truth will set you free" - and it does so via fictionStuart Kelly, Scotland on Sunday
Grimly hilarious, emotional and addictive, it ends with a barmy didn't-see-that-coming denouementUK Press Syndication
A thoroughly modern tale of sexual and financial predation and social media. compellingLaura Wilson, Guardian
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 yearJake Kerridge, Sunday Express
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 creationAlison Flood, Observer
Mina.pulls it off with her customary flair and a final flourishAlastair Mabbott, Herald
A wildly entertaining one-offJohn Williams, Mail on Sunday
A gripping plot and compelling charactersStephen McGinty, Sunday Times
Darkly comic with an intricate plot, it's a thrilling adventure with a really rather fabulous heroineDeirdre O'Brien, Sunday Mirror
[Conviction] is almost impossible to put downSarah Hughes
A whip-smart and galloping readSusan Swarbrick, Herald, *Summer Reads of 2019*
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.New York Times
The funniest crime novel of the year sees the unstoppable Mina tackling #MeToo with an acerbic eyeSarah Hughes, i, *Summer reads of 2019*
An original idea carried out well. Mina's storytelling is always vivid and exciting, and Anna is a complex, well-rounded figureJeff Noon, Spectator
This highly original, ballsy thriller is like nothing you have read - or Denise Mina has written - beforeMark Sanderson, The Times, *Books of the Year*
Denise Mina is always brilliant, but Conviction is I think her best yet - joyously dark, comic, loads of funAlison Flood, Observer, *Books of the Year*
Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directionsIan Rankin
A pitch-perfect comic thrillerJake Kerridge, Sunday Express, *Books of the Year*
You won't be able to put Conviction downReese 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 inhabitSunday Times and International Bestselling Author, Karin Slaughter