The Innocent Wife

The Innocent Wife : The breakout psychological thriller of 2018, tipped by Lee Child and Peter James

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THE TOP TEN BESTSELLER
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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 277g
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1784757101
  • 9781784757106
  • 42,801

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"You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward - this is a fantastic thriller."
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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 You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward - this is a fantastic thriller. -- Lee Child This is an original, assured and compelling tale of obsession. Amy Lloyd is a startling new talent, destined to become a big name. -- Peter James Gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction, and one of 2018's must-reads! * from the publisher's description * 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, author of Find Her and Right Behind You
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About Amy Lloyd

Amy Lloyd studied English and Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. In 2016 she won the Daily Mail Bestseller Competition for her debut novel The Innocent Wife which, when it was published, became a Sunday Times top ten bestseller. Amy lives in Cardiff with her partner, who is also a published novelist.
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8,186 ratings
3.44 out of 5 stars
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4 34% (2,759)
3 35% (2,904)
2 13% (1,044)
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