Conviction by Denise Mina uses a true crime podcast to accelerate the plot. Anna is a “trophy” wife, living a normal existence when everything turns upside down. Her past is about to become her present. This is a very modern, complex thriller which is doubly enjoyable because of the humor. Can you outrun your past with the help of an aging rock star at the same time you try and solve a murder? It’s huge fun keeping up with Anna. The podcast is a unique plot device that gives the book added relevance and pizzazz.