Review: The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd

March 6, 2018



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?


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** 2 Star Review **


I know I am not the end all to what makes a good book or not. However, I have read many thrillers. There wasn't one point in this book where I got the thriller aspect of this book.


The characters are not likable or relatable. They are weak and weird. Their relationship, or lack their of, never made sense from the beginning. 


The plot is this book is the slowest, uneventful story I have read in a long time. The plot has no twists, no turns, no unpredictability. I saw everything coming long before it happened. There is no true climax, falling action or resolution. None of them. The story moves slowly with no real purpose.


When I first started this book, this wasn't the review I thought I would be writing. But, here I am, disappointed.


I have seen some of the rave reviews. Did we read the same book? I completely get that not every book is not for everyone. However, this one is not anywhere near a book I would call a thriller. 

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