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Conviction

Narrated by: Cathleen McCarron
Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
4 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Conviction, by Denise Mina, read by Cathleen McCarron.

From 'the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist' (Daily Telegraph), Conviction stars a strong female protagonist who is obsessed by true crime podcasts and decides, one day, to investigate one of the unsolved crimes herself.

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 free fall. 

Conviction is the compelling and unique new thriller from multiple award winner and author of The Long Drop, Denise Mina.

©2019 Denise Mina (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

Critic Reviews

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

"Denise Mina brilliantly manages to be funny, heart-wrenching, gut-punching and addictive all at once: a fabulous, captivating novel." (Nicci French)  

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Brilliant

I don't normally write reviews but had to for this one. Absolutely fantastic. Refreshing characters and great story line and as per usual Cathleen McCarron is a great narrator. I hope there’s more to come.

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Wow! Once you’re in you’re hooked

Took a few turns before I understood the multiple threads and then I really got into it. One of the best paced, layered stories I’ve read in ages, enjoyed the narration too, needed clear separations for characters and that was achieved.

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  • Sharon
  • 10-06-2019

wonderful!

I finished this book in record time, wow what a fantastic story! Thank you Denise!

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  • Cath Deakin
  • 22-08-2019

conviction

enjoyed the story but it was a little confusing at times, I had to re read bits. would have liked a better ending saying what happened to all the characters but overall it was good.

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  • barbara
  • 23-07-2019

Excellent

Took a while to get going but when it did it was worth it. Has reviewed it was a killing Eve type story full of twists and turns.

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  • Mr Chops
  • 19-07-2019

Nothing like Codename Villanelle

Bought this on the strength of the comparison to Codename Villanelle.
Where Codename Villanelle is smart, sexy, exotic, fast paced and tinged with luxury, Conviction is pedestrian and mumsie. A traditional first person gradual unravel of the whodunnit with the usual background family/relationship issues thrown in.
Codename Villanelle is a sophisticated, modern female Bond Conviction this is more Bridget Jones without the humour.
If you like The Hunting Party or Val McDermid (I don't) this could be for you. If you are looking for the latest Villanelle prepare to be dissatisfied.



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  • TheOtherBogwort
  • 10-07-2019

Started off well...

Loved this to start with, but the second half became quite ridiculous. The twist at the end was random and not at all believable. Liked the main character, and the reading performance was excellent. I enjoyed it mostly, but felt a bit short changed. I have read The Long Drop by Denise Mina which was brilliant, but this, unfortunately, was not.

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  • Bee
  • 08-06-2019

Patchy

Starts well but becomes increasingly far fetched and scattered with cliches. Mostly enjoyable but a bit irritating by the end.