Book Synopsis"It's so f*cking good." --Georgia Hardstark, My Favorite Murder "You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward--this is a fantastic thriller." --Lee Child "Superb psychological suspense." --Lisa Gardner THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER You Love Him. You Trust Him. So Why Are You So Scared? Twenty years ago, Dennis Danson was arrested and imprisoned for the brutal murder of a young girl. 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. When the campaign is successful and Dennis is freed, however, 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 winner of the Daily Mail First Novel Competition, Amy Lloyd's The Innocent Wife is gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.
Review Quotes"You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward - this is a fantastic thriller." --Lee Child "Superb psychological suspense." --Lisa Gardner "Amy Lloyd's debut thriller The Innocent Wife is a stunner. A smooth and confident new voice in the world of crime fiction, Lloyd leads the readown 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 "If you're an addict of true crime documentaries, you will binge all night on The Innocent Wife. It's a terrific, believable thriller that answers a seemingly unanswerable question: What kind of woman falls in love with a stranger an ocean away? 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 devoured Amy Lloyd's novel The Innocent Wife in one sitting, ignoring everyone I knew until it was done! A unique setting, deeply flawed characters, a crackling mystery, and an unexpected ending make this one of 2018's must-reads!" --Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll "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, internationally bestselling author "Loved The Innocent Wife! Dark, twisted and compelling. Kept me guessing and totally gripped!" --C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man "I devoured Amy Lloyd's novel The Innocent Wife in one sitting, ignoring everyone I knew until it was done! A unique setting, deeply flawed characters, a crackling mystery, and an unexpected ending make this one of 2018's must-reads!" --Hollie Overton, author of Baby Doll "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 "A grim and unbearably tense debut chiller with an unexpected and utterly fitting finale." --Kirkus Reviews "A compulsively readable thriller." --Booklist (Starred review) "Written with panache, the book skillfully captures the nature of obsession and its consequences, and culminates in a climax Patricia Highsmith would have admired." --Daily Mail (UK) "Slick, smart and very timely, this confident debut will hook you in" --Sunday Mirror (UK) "Deliciously tense and twisty." --The Sunday Times Crime Club (UK) "Lloyd keeps the reader guessing until the very last page. Make sure you have an excuse for being sleepy at work the next day because The Innocent Wife is unputdownable." --Criminal Element Warning, this dark psychological thriller may keep you up for nights after reading it! --Fresh Fiction