The Innocent Wife: A Novel by Amy LloydThe Innocent Wife: A Novel by Amy Lloyd

The Innocent Wife: A Novel

byAmy Lloyd

Paperback | March 6, 2018

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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.
Title:The Innocent Wife: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.89 × 6.04 × 0.92 inPublished:March 6, 2018Publisher:Hanover Square PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:133590977X

ISBN - 13:9781335909770

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mesmerizing! This was an absolutely gripping read, that feels so relevant and on point. I could not put this book down and burned through it in a matter of hours, as I HAD to know whether Dennis was truly guilty and whether Sam would ever know the truth. With so many documentaries (think Making A Murderer and Serial) out there talking about wrongful convictions, its easy to get drawn into the central plot of this story, which is centered around the documentary and campaign to get Dennis released from death row, where he is serving a sentence for a murder that he was convicted for - although his conviction was based on highly circumstantial evidence. Samantha is a woman who follows his story, and finds herself falling in love with a man in prison, and then married to him. I couldn't even say which part of this book is more compelling - the parts where Dennis is in prison and watching the relationship grow, or the parts where Dennis is released, and Sam begins to realize she may have made a horrific mistake. I loved how this book moved along - it was perfectly paced, doling out little bits of terrifying insight as it went. I also loved the characters themselves, especially how credible Dennis' character was in his behaviours leaving prison and trying to reintegrate into society - it felt incredibly legitimate and grounded in reality. This is one of those books you never want to review too closely, lest you give away any of the twists the reader deserves to uncover on their own - but it must be said that this was a delight to read, and should rocket up your TBR pile if you are looking for a tense mystery to dive into!
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good I really enjoyed this book, It held my interest throughout. It seemed a little slow at times, but really enjoyed the story line and the characters.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different and enjoyable I really enjoyed this book, it has a way of reeling you in. I liked the story line and the characters and the fact that this was different from what I have read previously.
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Easy read. Very interesting in the beginning questioning the main character's morality and the other character mysterious feel was appealing. But near the end it was very predict and kind of lack that suspense in the beginning
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but not great This book was okay. It had a lot of twist and turns and kept you on your edge of your seat. However, I had a really hard time liking any of the characters and at points it was slow for me. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Suspenseful! Exciting book from start to finish, had to love each character even if they were evil because all had so much history from their childhood. A must read!
Date published: 2018-04-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I really liked it I enjoyed the thrill of this book. You can hear the ominous music from the first chapter. The ending was fitting and had me turning page after page.
Date published: 2018-04-10
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not bad The characters were well developed but I had a hard time liking/relating to them. Story was a bit slow going but good overall.
Date published: 2018-04-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Was okay but not great Although the premise for the book sounds very promising, to me it was a let down. I found the plot extremely slow. I was waiting almost the whole book for some kind of climax that was never reached. It felt like the author spent 200 pages describing the setting and the dysfunction of the characters but never provided any real action. In the end, I felt disconnected from the characters and unsatisfied by the ending.
Date published: 2018-04-04