Conviction / Denise Mina.

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    • Publication Information:
      First United States edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: An upper-class Edinburgh housewife who enjoys listening to the sordid details of true-crime podcasts has her world turned upside down when a new podcast turns out to have connections to her own dark past.
    • Notes:
      Originally published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker, an imprint of Penguin Random House UK: May 2019.
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      MINA, D. Conviction. [s.l.] : Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2019. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 23 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Mina D. Conviction. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company; 2019. Accessed October 23, 2019.
    • APA:
      Mina, D. (2019). Conviction. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company. Retrieved from
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Mina, Denise. 2019. Conviction. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company.
    • Harvard:
      Mina, D. (2019) Conviction. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company. Available at: (Accessed: 23 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Mina, D 2019, Conviction, Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, viewed 23 October 2019, .
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      Mina, Denise. Conviction. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2019. EBSCOhost,
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Mina, Denise. Conviction. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company, 2019.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Mina D. Conviction [Internet]. Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company; 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 23]. Available from:


Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1

*Starred Review* Raised in a storytelling family, Anna McLean finds refuge in stories' patterns and hidden meanings. And, not for nothing, her storytelling skills certainly came in handy 15 years ago, when she was forced to mask herself with a new identity. When she seeks familiar comforts in her latest true-crime podcast, however, she's confronted with a devastating reminder of her past. Leon Parker, the podcast's prime suspect, is an old friend. Then, as if on cue, Anna's new life implodes: her husband, Hamish, suddenly announces that he's leaving her for her best friend, Estelle, and Anna is expected to find another home while Hamish and Estelle take Anna's daughters traveling. Grief-stricken, Anna escapes into Leon's story. When Estelle's has-been rock-star husband, Fin, arrives to commiserate, Anna sweeps him up in her determined quest to shake her grief: they will prove Leon's innocence together. But their mission abruptly shifts into desperate flight after a fan posts a picture of Anna and Fin online, placing Anna back in the crosshairs of a vengeful heiress' assassins. Mina's grim gangster time hop, The Long Drop (2017) seemed unbeatable, but Mina—pivoting dramatically here—delivers another winner with this suspenseful, humorous, and surprisingly hopeful ode to storytelling. Mina's longtime fans will happily recognize traces of Paddy Meehan's snarky survivors' nature as Anna chain-smokes her way toward a satisfying showdown. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 January #1

Anna McLean loves true-crime podcasts—until her latest listen veers too close to a dark secret from her past. Then her husband leaves her for her best friend, and she's approached by the friend's former rock star husband, Fin, with photos of their tête-à-tête going viral. What can Anna do but grab the hapless Fin and run? With a 30,000-copy first printing.

Copyright 2018 Library Journal.

LJ Reviews 2019 April

Anna McDonald is comfortably married to a wealthy Scottish lawyer and dotes on her two young daughters. A true-crime podcast about a yacht exploding, killing someone she'd known years earlier, frightens her. Then her husband suddenly announces he's leaving her for her best friend and Anna's photo goes viral, exposing a notorious past from a rape trial. As her world explodes, she's thrown together with her friend's husband, Fin, an ex-rock star, fending off murderous attackers while attempting to solve the mysterious yacht killings. A rich and powerful woman with a Nazi past seems to be controlling everything, as Anna and Fin scramble across Europe searching for answers. The text of the podcast is interspersed throughout the narrative while simultaneously Anna's hidden past is gradually revealed. Mina ("Alex Morrow" series) is a skilled author of novels, plays, films, TV scripts, and graphic novels. In this stand-alone, traditional mystery elements are infused with social media and technology that emphasizes the interconnectedness of our contemporary scene. VERDICT With a gutsy, endearing heroine and a wondrously surprising ending, this is highly recommended. [See Prepub Alert, 12/3/18.]—Roland Person, formerly with Southern Illinois Univ. Lib., Carbondale

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 April #1

Anna McDonald, the heroine of this spellbinding thriller from Edgar finalist Mina (The Long Drop), fled her personal problems in London and started over in Glasgow nine years earlier. She's now engrossed in true-crime podcasts such as Death and the Dana, about a murdered family, a sunken yacht named the Dana, and a wrongful conviction. After Anna's partner, Hamish, runs away with her best friend, Estelle, she and Estelle's despondent husband, anorexic former rock star Fin Cohen, embark on a road trip, bingeing Death and the Dana while investigating its claims. Anna soon discovers that she has multiple ties to the tale. When a picture of her and Fin goes viral on social media, dangerous figures from Anna's past get on their trail. The mysteries of Anna's tragic history and the Dana's true fate unfold in tandem, with podcast transcripts peppering the colorful narrative. Anna and Fin alternately bolster and antagonize one another, balancing introspections on modern life and human nature with laugh-out-loud humor. Mina delivers a metafictional marvel that both endorses and exemplifies the power of storytelling. Agent: Henry Dunow, Dunow, Carlson & Lerner Literary. (June)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.