The Innocent Wife


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.


Praise for The Innocent Wife

“You can hear the ominous music from the first line onward – this is a fantastic thriller.” –Lee Child


“Superb psychological suspense.” —Lisa Gardner


“Lloyd leads the reader down a twisty path… 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.”–Julia Heaberlin, author of Black Eyed Susans


“Amy Lloyd is a startling new talent, destined to become a big name.”  –Peter James, internationally bestselling author


“Dark, twisted and compelling.”–C.J. Tudor, author of The Chalk Man


“A compulsively readable thriller.” Booklist (Starred review)


“Captures the nature of obsession and its consequences, and culminates in a climax Patricia Highsmith would have admired.” –Daily Mail (UK)


“Deliciously tense and twisty.” –The Sunday Times Crime Club (UK)

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Amy Lloyd

Amy Lloyd studied English and Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She won the Daily Mail First Novel competition for The Innocent Wife in 2016. She lives in Cardiff, Wales, with her partner and two cats.

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