The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd – Book Review


This book is a hugely talked thriller in the international market. The plot of the book is unusual and the blurb is so engrossing that you just can’t stay away from picking this book up. Here’s the blurb:

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?

Blurb does give chills and so I decided to go for the audiobook of this one (Nowadays, I am more into audiobooks than paperbacks). The beginning of the book is smooth and reveals all about the case in which Dennis was being held behind the bars. Samantha starts sending him letters and one of the best love story pick up with all the exchange of letters in and out of the prison.

The story moves swiftly and all the characters get developed around in a manner that you can actually feel them breathing around. With all the positives and negatives happening around Dennis and Samantha, the author maintains the perfect balance between the good and the bad. Throughout the book, you’ll never get to know whether Dennis actually killed the girls or it was all a fake accusation.

Till the very end, the balance is maintained and then begins the climax where the beans will get spilled. The author fails to conclude the story and that’s the only setback about the book. Everything about the book is awesome except the last 20 or so pages. The author tried to rush towards the ending and too very vague.

Overall, the book is actually a must read. It grows in your mind and the characters are all gonna stay with you for next few days, or maybe weeks after the completion of the book. Do pick it up from the shelves.

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