The Innocent Wife - Amy Lloyd

The Innocent Wife

By Amy Lloyd

  • Release Date: 2017-10-06
  • Genre: Crime & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 168 Ratings


HOW DO YOU CONFRONT YOUR HUSBAND WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH? Gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.


'This book had me hooked from the first page to the last. The growing sense of unease as Samantha starts to realise that the man she married is not the man of her fantasies is brilliantly executed. I felt every moment of her discomfort, hurt and fear. And Dennis Danson is one of the creepiest, most convincing psychopaths I have ever read about. An absolutely superb debut.' Lisa Jewell

‘Looking for a brand new author? Brit @amylloydwrites won the Daily Mail’s first novel contest with The Innocent Wife. Woman marries a man on death row. Then things get scary. Ending a total shock. Superb psychological suspense.’ Lisa Gardner

'You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward - this is a fantastic thriller.' Lee Child

'An original, assured and compelling tale of obsession. Amy Lloyd is a startling new talent, destined to become a big name.' Peter James

'If you're an addict of true crime documentaries, you will binge all night on The Innocent Wife. In this breathless, pounding ride, Amy Lloyd keeps us guessing about a convicted killer thrust into the world as innocent online hero and the woman who begins to reluctantly dig into his murky past.’ Julia Heaberlin, author of Black Eyed Susans

'I read The Innocent Wife in one sitting - a deliciously wry and dark exploration of fascinating subject matter that will keep you guessing until the last page. Amy Lloyd is a fresh and original new voice in thriller writing who deserves to go straight to the top.' - Sarah Pinborough author of Behind Her Eyes

'Loved The Innocent Wife! Dark, twisted and compelling. Kept me guessing and totally gripped! 5 stars’ CJ Tudor, author of The Chalk Man

The Innocent Wife is a stunner that leads the reader down a twisty path to a surprising, yet satisfying conclusion. You won't be able to stop turning the pages!’ --Karen Dionne, author of The Marsh King's Daughter

'I devoured The Innocent Wife in one sitting! A unique setting, deeply flawed characters, a crackling mystery, and an unexpected ending make this a must-read!' Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll.


Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida's Red River County. 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.

But when the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, 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 innocent wife

    By lisepink
    Really gripping book really enjoyed it couldn’t put it down.
  • Good

    By TiJobeira
    Good book, but very basic. I
  • Great read

    By BigG999
    Really enjoyed reading this book. It really draws you in. Recommended.
  • Amazing

    By Ldffgvbh122
    Gripping from start to end just wish it was longer 😂
  • Ridiculous

    By VRJustice
    Absolute trash- from beginning to end.
  • The ending?

    By Fizzlepopz
    Wtf? I read all that, for that?
  • Fantastic

    By davidos420
    Really, really enjoyed this book. I struggled to put it down and read it all within 3 days. I highly recommend this book.
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    By Gerryjme
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  • Started well

    By CSmick
    Thought this was going to be a fab read but all got a bit ridiculous towards the end.
  • Great read, if you like true crime you’ll love this

    By kates-cat
    I couldn't put this down. The Innocent Wife tackles a number of modern themes, from true crime documentaries to the fickleness of social media. But it's also a gripping modern thriller, it's pacy and it keeps you wanting to know what happens next, the way a thriller should. I can recommend this book to thriller fans, you're in for treat. I really enjoyed it.