Conviction, by Denise Mina

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.

I had a few false starts with this book, I was feeling poorly when I first picked it up and just couldn’t seem to get into it, I must have read the first few pages at least a handful of times…now I could pinch myself for taking so bloody long, because it turned out to be excellent and one of my favourite books ever (this is from somebody who reads an awful lot!)
Conviction is a really well plotted, brilliantly paced…I want to say thriller, but is it? Kind of, yes. But it’s also funny, darkly so…I honestly didn’t want this True Crime podcast fueled, road trip/cat and mouse chase, with this unlikely but highly likeable duo to end…an utterly unique and thrilling story that I’ll definitely read again.

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