Book Review: Conviction by Denise Mina

Happy Monday y’all! I hope that everyone had a fabulous weekend. I finished CONVICTION by Denise Mina yesterday and it was fantastic!

Synopsis: The day Anna McDonald’s quiet, respectable life explodes starts off like all the days before: packing up the kids for school, making breakfast, listening to yet another true-crime podcast. Until her husband comes downstairs with an announcement, and Anna is suddenly, shockingly alone. Reeling, desperate for distraction, Anna returns to the podcast. Other people’s problems are much better than one’s own—a sunken yacht, a murdered family, a hint of international conspiracy. But this case actually is Anna’s problem. She knows one of the victims from an earlier life, a life she’s taken great pains to leave behind. And she is convinced that she knows what really happened. Then an unexpected visitor arrives on her front stoop, a meddling neighbor intervenes, and life as Anna knows it is well and truly over. The devils of her past are awakened—and in hot pursuit. Certain she has no other options, she goes on the run and in search of the truth, with a washed-up musician at her side and the podcast as her guide.

Review: OMG y’all! This book! I loved it. I had the hardest time putting it down to attend to everyday life activities. Anna is a badass! Fin (the washed-up musician) is so pathetic he becomes endearing. They both grow and overcome during their outrageous truth-seeking adventure. This book had me on the edge of my seat on more than one occasion. I can’t go into more detail because I don’t want to give anything away. Just pick up a copy of this book, I will be surprised if you regret it.

I give it ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5.

If you have read this book, message me, as I would love to chat about it! xoxo, Mel.


TW: suicidal thoughts, suspicion of suicide.