The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd


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?

Release Date: Out Now //Penguin

Dennis Danson was 18 years old when he was convicted for multiple murders in Red River County. He has maintained his innocence for the murder that he was convicted on and with a documentary film made about his case and many online discussions regarding his case, interest into his crime has remained and a new series true crime documentary with backing from a big maker has been made.

Our main character Samantha hears about Dennis’ case and quickly becomes obsessed with all the details and absorbs herself into the online discussions about the case and starts to write Dennis. Filling the void in her life with her letters to Dennis, they soon become romantically involved and she makes the trip to America to see Dennis in person. 

Things progress quickly and Samantha gets married to Dennis before new evidence comes to light and his days in prisons are coming to an end. Conflicting emotions overcome Samantha as she learns Dennis will be released. Many things happen after he is released and her life with him is not as she had imagined they would be. Throughout the book we follow Samantha as she is questioning her feelings for Dennis and whether he is actually innocent or not. 

The book is a good read, the ending I wasn’t quite sure of as most of the story is wrapped up quickly towards the end and after reading half of the book you can sort of guess what will happen but you’re still not completely sure how the author will end the story.

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