Anna is a suburban housewife who loves to listen to podcasts. On the morning her life falls apart, she tunes into her favorite crime show and finds that not only is her present life crumbling, but her secret past also now needs to be dealt with. A road trip with her ex-best friend's now ex-husband to get things straightened out leads them both on a dark, dangerous yet often hysterically funny journey to solve an old crime and free Anna from her past. I could not put this "Tartan Noir " mystery down.— Candie
A breathtaking thriller about a wealthy housewife who successfully conceals her dark past until a true-crime podcast and a photo posted on social media send her running across Europe, with a faded rock star by her side and extremely dangerous enemies on her trail.
Anna McLean loves to revel in life's unsavory details. When she's keeping up appearances as an upper-class Edinburgh housewife, there's no better escape than other people's sordid stories retold in true-crime podcasts. Until the day it all falls apart.
A new podcast turns out to have a connection to Anna's own dark past-the secret history she's taken great pains to conceal. Hours later, her husband announces he's leaving her-for her own best friend. And when the best friend's husband-who happens to be former rock star Fin Cohen-shows up on Anna's front stoop, a nosy neighbor plasters their photo all over the internet. Her cover well and truly blown, Anna's only choice is to run-and take Fin along for his own protection.
Reigning queen of Scottish crime fiction Denise Mina deftly weaves the classic thriller elements of a woman with a secret past, an average citizen thrust into a high-stakes international chase, and a cheating spouse, with online life-internet sleuthing, true-crime podcasts, insta-celebrities, and Twitter-to craft a modern, propulsive page-turner like nothing you've read before.