By Denise Mina

Rather than wait around to hear how amazing Reese’s latest book club pick is, I decided to buy her latest submission, Convicted by Denise Mina, on the second day of the month. Maybe I should’ve held out.

I have recently been super into thrillers and mysteries and I unfortunately kept comparing this book to a recently-read favorite, The Family Upstairs by Lisa Jewell. The mother on the run from a secret past, the fake name and starting over in a new life, men from her past still trying to kill her – all these felt very familiar. 

This book was definitely eerie, and left me coming back for more. But most of the characters were either annoying, reprehensible, or down right unlikeable. 

Overall I think it was well written and an intriguing concept – could you imagine listening to a true crime podcast, hearing the victim’s name, and knowing you knew them at one point? That’s what got me intrigued, but it didn’t all come together for me. 

Review by Michele W.

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