Conviction Themes & Motifs

Denise Mina
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Money and Truth

Gretchen’s ability to ruin so many lives by using the power of her money seems to support the idea that money is more powerful than the truth. She threatens, bribes, and even kills to get her way. Amila is found guilty of killing Leon though that is not the truth. Anna’s rapists are found not guilty of the rapes. Gretchen pays people to lie or not talk about what they have seen. In the end, however, the truth wins over Gretchen’s money when Fin and Anna finally confront her.

Money seems to be more powerful than the truth because Gretchen uses her money to pay people to cover up the truth. In the case of Anna’s rape trial, Hummingsworth, the detective on the case, was bribed by Dauphine. People who are not quieted by bribes are silenced by Gretchen’s...

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