Friday, June 18, 2021

Random Things Tours - The Murder of Graham Catton


TITLE: The Murder of Graham Catton
AUTHOR: Katie Lowe
PUBLISHER: HarperCollins
PUBLISHING DATE: June 10, 2021
PAGES: 400


Who do you believe?

The Wife

Hannah Catton: bereaved wife, doting mother, clinical psychologist; says she remembers nothing of the night her husband was killed.

The Suspect

Mike Philips: a 19-year-old repeat offender whose clothing was found at the scene, but who has repeatedly protested his innocence over the 10 years since he was imprisoned.

The Journalist

Anna Byers: host of the famous CONVICTION podcast that has seen numerous prison sentences overturned. She believes the wrong man is in jail, do you?

Someone knows more about the murder than they’re telling. It may have been Hannah’s husband who was murdered, but listeners are about to become judge, jury, and executioner on the new season of CONVICTION.

MY THOUGHTS: So basically 10 years ago Hannah's husband Graham was murdered.  Although Hannah was home when it happened, she has no memory of the incident and no one was ever convicted.  Now Hannah and her daughter have moved on - she has remarried, her daughter is older, and Hannah is now a practicing psychologist.  However, a podcast called CONVICTION has decided to look into the cold case, and each episode causes more and more of Hannah's life to unravel.

I love me a podcast book and this one is no exception.  While there definitely is a lot going on in this book, I enjoyed watching everything happening slowly chip away at Hannah's sanity and security.  I liked Hannah but I found I was truly invested in finding out what really happened to Graham.  While this is a somewhat lengthy book, Lowe's pacing was consistent and I couldn't read it fast enough.  Anyone who enjoys a book featuring a podcast element would be doing themselves a disservice if they didn't pick this one up!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Katie is a graduate of the University of Birmingham with a BA(Hons) in English and an MPhil in Literature and Modernity, and in 2012 started her blog, Fat Girl PhD - writing about body image, feminism and health. Her writing has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, and the BBC, as well as a number of media outlets in the US, Canada and Australia. Katie is currently working on a PhD in Female Rage in Literary Modernism and the #MeToo Era. THE FURIES is her first novel.


  1. This sounds fun. I love how podcasts are being incorporated into thrillers now.

  2. Thanks for the blog tour support x

  3. I really like the sound of this one. I'll add it to my wishlist. Thanks
    Lynn :D