Amy Lloyd – The Innocent Wife

Launguage: English | Size: 323 MiB | Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins

The Author

Hello! Thank you for visiting my author’s page. I am the author of two novels: the first is The Innocent Wife, which became a top 10 bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2018. The second is my new novel One More Lie, which will be available in hardback from April 4th.

Both my books are inspired by true crime. By crimes themselves but also, and perhaps more importantly, by our reactions to crime. In The Innocent Wife I wanted to explore our interest in true crime itself, such as our obsession with podcasts like Serial and blockbuster Netflix series like Making a Murderer.

The Book

You Love Him.

You Trust Him.

So Why Are You So Scared?

Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl. Now he’s the subject of a true-crime documentary that’s whipping up a frenzy online to uncover the truth and free a man who has been wrongly convicted.

A thousand miles away in England, Samantha is obsessed with Dennis’s case. She exchanges letters with him, and is quickly won over by his apparent charm and kindness to her. Soon she has left her old life behind to marry him and campaign for his release.

When the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, however, Sam begins to discover new details that suggest he may not be quite so innocent after all.

But how do you confront your husband when you don’t want to know the truth?

The winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition, Amy Lloyd’s The Innocent Wife is gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.

Review

Bobby: Georgia Hardstark from My Favorite Murder recommended The Innocent Wife on her podcast, so I bought it on Kindle. This book definitely kept me engaged until the last chapter. I felt like the book just ended too suddenly for the amount of investment I’d made in the story line. Nevertheless, it was a great thriller to read.

Sam was just so dumb. I would get angry at her for letting Dennis talk to her all kinds of sideways. The book alluded that she may have a dark side too, but it later revealed it wasn’t all that bad. That could have been a good plot twist.

This book definitely read like the TV version of Sharp Objects. I think it would actually make a pretty great mini series if Amazon wanted to pick it up!

Kik1: Bored with her life and reeling from a very bad break up, Samantha becomes obsessed with a high profile death row prisoner, Dennis. She summons the courage to write to him and is thrilled when he writes back. They develop a relationship which culminates in her leaving ,moving to Florida and marrying him.

Since Dennis’s case is highly publicized, he has a large group of influential and wealthy supporters, including well known celebrities. A generous legal fund is set up for him, allowing him to hire a top notch attorney. When his verdict is overturned, it’s a dream come true for Samantha! Or is it? Is he really innocent? Is it possible for him to live a happy, normal life after twenty years in prison? Is he really the man Samantha thinks he is? What about Samantha herself? Is she truly a stable person?