Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Conviction by Denise Mina

4 Stars

By 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 like.

Anna is your typical housewife who enjoys listening to podcasts/escaping into a book along with a nice cup of Joe after getting the kids up 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 acquainted 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 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 catches up 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 woven little page turner.

I 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.

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