Denise Mina: Conviction

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Woven little page turnerI read this but I d be interested in hearing what the audio was like from anyone who went that route Since it flips back and forth from podcast to real life and moved along at a near frantic pace I think it would make for a great listen Anna McDonald settles down early one morning with a coffee and a podcast and realises that she has met the man at the centre of the nfolding drama Leon Parker and his two children died on board the yacht Dana which has been the subject of much speculation over the years This revelation Beyond Band of Brothers unset 45This was a delightfully surprising read for me I know what a talented author Denise Mina is so I suppose I shouldn t have been shocked at just how much I enjoyed her latest workThis book had my fullndivided attention from cover to coverAnna finds her inner peace reading Sound familiar Her other guilty pleasure is listening to true crime podcasts Her latest favorite is called Death and the Dana A yacht sinks drowning a man named Leon along with his 2 children Wait a minuteDid Anna hear that correctly Leon It couldn t possibly be the same Leon from her past or could it She s instantly sucked into the podcast as her past begins to re surface Can Anna ncover the truth behind the tragic death of her friend and his D they’re taking Anna’s two daughters with themLeft 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.

Find all of my reviews at the time my turn came around at the library for Conviction I had no recollection of where I had even heard of it Then I saw it was part of the Hello Sunshine book club and basically when it comes to Reese Witherspoon Okay maybe not anything but she does pretty decent at picking books I likeAnna is your typical housewife who enjoys listening to podcastsescaping into a book along with a nice cup of Joe after getting the kids p and ready each day Unfortunately for Anna this particular day happens to be the one where Not only does her husband inform her he s leaving her for her best friend but her true crime podcast of choice focuses on someone she was acuainted with long ago who was suspected of killing himself and his children aboard a supposedly haunted yacht annnnnnnnnd the jilted husband of the aforementioned adultering bestie shows The Year of Living Biblically up at her door as well What follows is the story of Anna and her new tagalong Fin playing armchair detectives in order to piece together this puzzle before Anna s own past catchesp with her Obviously this was 100% farfetched and people who only enjoy realistic tales will find plenty to complain about here Buuuuuuuuut if you just enjoy escaping into your stories and love a good game of This is a tightly. Conviction stars a strong female protagonist who is obsessed by true crime podcasts and decides one day to investigate one of the nsolved crimes herselfIt’s just a normal morning for Anna McDonald Gym kits packed lunches getting everyone p 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 an.

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Hildren And what fragile parts of her own life threaten to be exposed as a resultDenise Mina has a true gift delivering a mesmerizing tale that ll keep you flying through the pages right to the end The characters are vivid real and very human I felt I was along for the ride with Annie in her est for the truth The story nfolds from Anna s POV with the addition of the pod casts that add such amazing depth Highly recommendA buddy read with SusanneThank you to NetGalley Mulholland Books and Denise Mina for an ARC to read and review Spoiler alert but whatever Why not throw a triple murder mystery an anorexic man a couple of assassins a gang rape in reference not directly a couple of people with hidden identities some murders and two podcasts into a single book Oh and the ending makes no sense Actually the entire book makes no sense if you think too much about any of it I could go into it in detail but I m really not in the mood So just know I do NOT recommend this book At all 35 STARSAnna McDonald is an ordinary wife mom and pod cast junkie One day her life gets turned For the Love of All Thats Holy, Dont Buy a Boat When Venus is in Retrograde upside down when her latest episode titled Death and the Dana hits a little too close to homeAnna decides to investigate thensolved crime herself The crime involves a sunken yacht in the Mediterr. Happened Her past so carefully hidden Scary Stories 3 until now will no longer stay silentThis 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 freefall Conviction is the compelling andniue new thriller from multiple award winner and author of THE LONG DROP Denise Mi.

Denise Mina was born in Glasgow in 1966 Because of her father's job as an Engineer the family followed the north sea oil boom of the seventies around EuropeShe left school at sixteen and did a number of poorly paid jobs including working in a meat factory as a bar maid kitchen porter and cookEventually she settled in auxiliary nursing for geriatric and terminal care patientsAt twenty one sh