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Today is my stop on the blog tour for Conviction by Denise Mina! Don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
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.
After seeing Denise Mina at the London Book Fair and thinking she was brilliant, I was very excited to be invited on to the blog tour! Mina has a long list of books to her name, but somehow I’d missed giving them a read, so Conviction was the first book of hers that I’d read. It was definitely an amazing introduction to her work and I could instantly see why she’s had the success that she’s had!
I absolutely loved Conviction, it’s totally compelling and the mixture of intense thrills, twists and dark humour make for an utterly captivating and unmissable novel. The plot is unpredictable and suspenseful and I found myself completely gripped by the mystery. There wasn’t a single moment where I could even consider stopping reading.
The characters are brilliantly drawn, and what really topped things off for me was the bang up to date feel of the book, it’s totally fresh and modern and this really made the book what it is.
Overall, I’m giving Conviction 4.5 out of 5. It’s addictive, dark and extremely pacey. I can’t wait to catch up on all of the books that I’ve missed!
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review
About the Author
Denise Mina is the author of thirteen novels, including The Long Drop, winner of the 2017 McIlvanney Prize for Scottish crime book of the year, and the Garnethill trilogy, the first installment of which won the John Creasey Memorial Award for best first crime novel. Mina has twice received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. She lives in Glasgow.
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