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You were obsessed with his case. You fought for his freedom. He was acquitted.
You married him.
But now you’re wondering if he’s so innocent after all.
As recommended by MY FAVOURITE MURDER: 'It is so really ****ing good!'
'This book had me hooked from the first page to the last.’ LISA JEWELL
Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was sentenced to death for a brutal murder in Florida.
But there were flaws in the case, questions hanging over the prosecution, suspicions of a miscarriage of justice. Sam, an English schoolteacher, finds herself drawn into an online community obsessed with the case, and with the eighteen-year-old who tearfully protested his innocence. Who was the ‘Short Man’ that police never found? Why did they fixate on Dennis so early? What happened to the missing evidence?
Sam writes to Dennis, and Dennis writes back. They become friends. She visits him. They fall in love. They marry. And, at long last, a confession from the real killer seems to prove Dennis’s innocence. He’s acquitted; declared a free man.
Sam is overjoyed, but part of her starts to doubt Dennis, and the ways he seems to change once released. She pushes it aside. After all, they’re husband and wife.
Till death do them part.
Amy's readers are raving about the book they 'just couldn't put down':
“I picked up The Innocent Wife this morning on my subway commute to work and couldn't put it down! I read it during my lunch break, commute home, on the stair master… It was just that addicting!”
“Absolutely fantastic book… couldn’t put it down”
“a superb rendering of sustained storytelling that grips you from the off”
“I read the book in two days, couldn't wait to find out what happened next”
“Fantastic, gripping, page turning… Drew you in and kept you there until the very end”
“A fantastic debut! … It gets you hooked from the very beginning, and yet it's never predictable, you're in for some surprises until the very last page”
“The Innocent Wife was gripping. I read with heart racing”
“I literally couldn't wait to steal five minutes with it during the day and loved my evenings completely immersed in the tension”
“I couldn't put this down… thriller fans, you're in for a treat”
“complex and fascinating… very clever and very well executed”
“original and utterly compelling … I honestly feel bereft now that I've finished it and can't wait to spend 2018 talking about this fantastic novel”
Gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction, and one of 2018's must-reads!
Slick, smart and very timely, this confident debut will hook you in.
Deliciously tense and twisty.
Written with panache, the book skilfully captures the nature of obsession and its consequences, and culminates in a climax Patricia Highsmith would have admired.
A talent for nail-biting fiction
Excellent book - Great characters and plot. I would highly recommend this book.
Good, fast paced and well written.
Absolutely brilliantly written, characters are well-drawn and believable and I cannot recommend it enough.
This book completely gripped me from the very start. I love books that make me think. I also love finding out about what makes people do the things that they do. So for me I was hooked from the very first line of the synopsis. What makes a woman fall in love with a death row inmate? What makes them believe that they are innocent? And what makes someone do that bad things they do which result in them ending up on death row? This is a really good fast passed psychology thriller. Which I raced through to find out what actually happened on that brutal night.
The Innocent Wife is a brilliant read. I was hooked from the start and read in within a couple of days. I loved how much depth there was to each character making you are the reader feel you really knew them. I cannot wait to read more from Amy Lloyd, I believe she will be an author to watch.