The Innocent Wife
HOW DO YOU CONFRONT YOUR HUSBAND WHEN YOU DON'T WANT TO KNOW THE TRUTH? Gripping psychological suspense from a brilliant new voice in crime fiction.
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'This book had me hooked from the first page to the last. The growing sense of unease as Samantha starts to realise that the man she married is not the man of her fantasies is brilliantly executed....more
“A young schoolteacher falls for a man on Death Row whom she believes is falsely accused, only to begin wondering after their marriage – and his release.”
As soon as I read that line in the description, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this book!
Samantha (Sam) is a thirty-one-year-old school teacher from England. She has always felt very alone. She needed something or someone to believe in, and in Dennis Danson, she found both. It all started after she watched a documentary “Framing ...more
Sam is a young woman living a lonely, quiet life in the UK. Now, in the blink of an eye, she finds herself caught up in an international buzz involving a death-row inmate in the US, named Dennis.
As the latest media firestorm sweeps the digital world, seemingly everyone is outraged and rallying to free this un-justly convicted "felon". Documentary crews are busy researching and filming. And the Who’s Who of Hollywood elite are standing behind Dennis, throwing money and support towards his cau ...more
A fictional story doesn't have to make complete sense, but I do think that the ...more
Dennis Danson is a convicted murderer on death row for killing a young girl in Florida's Red River County. Dennis has claimed from day one his innocence....and also has a huge group of followers that support his innocence. One of these followers, Samantha, a schoolteacher has become obsessed with Dennis and starts sending him letters in prison. Gradually, ...more
This novel follows the investigation of a murder trial through a true crime documentary series twenty years after the trial. Dennis Danson was convicted of a brutal murder and has been sitting in prison for two decades. He has a following of ‘fans’ who believe he is innocent. One of these ‘fans’ is a young school teacher, Samantha, who writes to him in prison, marries him and helps him fight for release.
I found this to be a fast read that had me intrigued throughout. It had similarities ...more
Sam is a teacher in England who incessantly follows the story of a man imprisoned for murder. His name is Dennis Dawson and he was arrested for the brutal murder of a young girl in Florida twenty years prior. Now he is the subject of a documentary that is trying to prove his innocence. Sam can’t help but be drawn in. Dennis is a handsome and charismatic man. She starts corresponding with him and the two form a relationship. Before she knows it she is traveling to Florid ...more
Twenty years ago, high school jock, Dennis Danson was arrested for the murder o ...more
When reading I thought that the set up of Samantha seeing the documentary with Dennis Danson behind bars and those trying to prove his innocence was perfect for today’s society. While I hadn’t watched Making ...more
ABOUT THIS BOOK: 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 wh ...more
Wild Gone Wrong...
I can't explain my reaction to this book because it was all over the place and yet I did want to continue reading!
Samantha lives in England, but she still falls for Dennis Danson who was convicted of murdering a young woman twenty years ago in Florida. He was 18 at the time and has been incarcerated and on Death Row since his conviction. A documentary is being filmed to support new evidence and try to get Dennis released.
Sam and Dennis marry and then this story goes complet ...more
This riveting thriller is a tale that is split into two halves that are set before and after Dennis is released from prison.
Our main protagonist is Samantha who is a teacher,she lives in England and has recently been dumped by her boyfriend.Quite a number of other reviewers have stated that they found Sam annoying and irritating but because she had a nu ...more
I found ...more
The plot to this story is mainly based on did he or did he not do it. Samantha writes to Danson on death row, falls in love with him ...more
This psychological thriller has some pretty messed up characters and some amazing twists!
Bored with her life and reeling from a very bad break up, Samantha becomes obsessed with Dennis, a high profile death row prisoner. She summons the courage to write to him and is thrilled when he writes back. They develop a relationship which culminates in her leaving England, moving to Florida and marrying him.
Since Dennis's case is highly publicized, he has a large group of infl ...more
The Innocent Wife is the uneven debut novel of Amy Lloyd and its conception and release is no doubt intended to capitalise on the surge in interest of documentaries such as “Making a Murderer”, which investigated the potential gross miscarriage of justice that led to a man’s long-term incarceration. Although there is no doubting that the novel does become increasingly compelling in the second half once the story focuses on the dynamics of the marriage and the media circus has largely ex ...more
― Amy Lloyd, The Innocent Wife: A Novel
Fascinating..utterly and completely fascinating.
I sure did not expect to like this nearly as much as I did.
I found The Innocent Wife utterly addicting and read it in ...more
Ever since Making a Murderer came out, I've seen hundreds of non fiction books and new documentaries tackling the subject of the wrongfully convicted. However, I hadn't seen many fiction books taking on the topic which is what lured me into reading this one. I think the plot for this one was quite unique for ...more
School teacher Samantha lives in England and becomes obsessed with a man she has never met via a TV documentary. The documentary features death row prisoner Dennis Danson who has spent the last twenty years behind bars for the brutal murder of a teenager when he was just eighteen-years-old.
The documentary looks at the case, new evidence and whether Dennis could, in fact, be innocent. Could he have been wrongly convicted?
Sam begins to write to D ...more
After a successful campaign for Dennis' release due to new evidence, Samantha is thrust into a new reality, having to begin her ma ...more
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Samantha has an usual pen pal - death row inmate Dennis, who proclaims his innocence over the brutal killing of Holly Michaels. Determined to campaign for his freedom, Sam becomes embroiled in a documentary that hopes to free Dennis. But maybe Sam should be careful what she wishes for. Is Dennis really as innocent as he sayss he is?
This is a really interesting and unique premise for a thriller. It doesn't follow the typical layout ...more
When I read the book description for The Innocent Wife I knew it was one I had to read. I’ve often wondered about the woman and men who write to prisoners on death row, and then go on to fall in love with them. I’m sure the reasons are complex and way beyond my comprehension, but intriguing never the less. If you are a fan of true crime documentaries then this is a book you won’t want to miss, as it’s a story which reads very much like a true crime story.
As you will see from the book descr ...more
Women fascinated by men who are imprisoned for murder is a very interesting topic. When I read the description of this book I knew I had to read it. It started promising. We get to know Samantha, who gets infatuated with Dennis Danson. He is in prison for 20 years now and a lot of people fight for his release. There is no real evidence that he was involved in killing those girls. It looks like the local police was on a vendetta against him. There is also a documentary about Dennis on it ...more
The Innocent Wife sounded like a good book but it was kind of boring with a dash of predictability. However, I will admit that the ending did kind of throw me off a little bit.. but not that much. Which is probably confusing as hell - sorry?
This book follows Samantha and Dennis. Sam is slowly falling in love with Dennis, who just happens to be in jail for murder. No, not any kind of murder - brutal ass murder of a young girl. Of course Sam doesn't think he's guilty, nope- she ...more
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