Conviction

I had Conviction by Denise Mina checked out this summer and never got around to reading it before I had to return it. I didn’t think much more of it until Reese chose it as her December book club read. It came available at the library again and this time I started it right away. Another thriller to add to the December list, this one was my least favorite of all the ones I have read this month. And, sadly, I had the highest hopes for it. I didn’t much like the protagonist and the story took too long to develop. There were too many meander-y plot points and, ultimately, I just wasn’t that interested. The story had promise – a woman starts listening to a mystery podcast that brings up her past – at the same time that her husband is leaving her for her best friend. There’s a mystery about her past as well. All these elements should lead to a great story, but, for me, they didn’t. I’m afraid I can’t recommend this one.

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