The Innocent Wife by Amy Lloyd
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
Genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime
Narrator: Christina Cole, Lorelei King
Length: 8 hours 20 minutes
Publication Date: 1st February 2018
Synopsis/Blurb (taken from Goodreads):
“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. ”
My Thoughts & Review
It took me two attempts to finish this book. The first time I picked this one up when I had borrowed a physical copy from the library but I couldn’t get into it. Now fast forward a few months and I tried again but this time I went with listening to the audiobook and managed to get to the end of the book. I was initially drawn in by promise of this being a psychological thriller that I wouldn’t be able to put down. Sadly, it didn’t deliver and I was very disappointed.
The book started off intriguing and I really wanted to read on but after the first few chapters everything went downhill. The plot started to get boring and I didn’t really care about anything.
Unfortunately, this book really wasn’t to my liking, there just wasn’t enough of a storyline for me and there just weren’t any interesting twists. Even, as I write this negative review, I’m still trying to work out how so many people loved this book because honestly I should have DNF’ed it. But I can’t fault the narrators, they did a really great job with narrating this dull book.
The Innocent Wife is not a book I would personally recommend but so many others have loved it so it may be worth having a go if it’s on your TBR.
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