EVERYBODY LOVES A MURDER MYSTERY . . . UNTIL THEY HAVE A STARRING ROLE.
*A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK*
'Denise Mina is the cream of the crop, an author who pushes the crime novel in new and exciting directions' Ian Rankin
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.
'If you loved Killing Eve, you'll devour Conviction' Erin Kelly
'Such a delight: playful, fast-paced, and entirely compulsive' Ann Cleeves
'A dark star of a novel, blazingly intense, up-to-the-minute fresh, and exciting as all hell' A. J. Finn, author of The Woman in the Window
This highly original, ballsy thriller is like nothing you have read – or Denise Mina has written – before
Not a single word is wasted in this beautifully written novel. Unsettling, evocative and staggeringly good, it is possibly Mina’s finest achievement
A wonderfully atmospheric, unsettling read.
Deeply unsettling and thought provoking in all the best ways
It is clear from the very start of Denise Mina’s Conviction quite how much fun she – and her readers – are about to have… Mina is such a classy writer and Anna is a darkly brilliant creation
The Long Drop is an exceptional book. The pages reek of fifties Glasgow, forming an oppressive backdrop to a true crime story that fascinates and appals from start to finish. Mina’s prose cuts to the bone, laying bare the prideful wickedness of men in a tale that is as often touching as it is frightening. A feast of a crime novel.
A mischievous sense of fun exists alongside a capacity to generate genuine edge-of-your-seat thrills and some thought-provoking moments. You won’t have more fun with a book this year
The Long Drop is a fascinating, quietly insidious work, unsettling but absorbing
It is a beautifully written book, a masterpiece by the woman who may be Britain’s finest living crime novelist
The Long Drop is not just a success and a thrilling read in its own right, but a game-changer for the genre.
Ruth Ware, Abir Mukherjee, Lisa Jewell and more on the crime books that shaped them – and the genre itself.
There's a distinctly Scottish flavour to this month's podcast as we discuss the idea of home with Annalena McAfee, the concept of borders with Rory Stewart and walk the streets of Glasgow on the trail of a serial killer with Denise Mina