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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.
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By TC on 03-22-18
You’ll probably like it a lot or hate it
I’ll start with the narration. I enjoyed the narrator for the main character. The narration for the voice of the guy annoyed me greatly, both the sound and the fake accent. It was just over-the-top country hick and not very believable.
I almost stopped this book and returned it within the first 20 minutes, thinking it just wasn’t for me because it focuses on a main character who develops an obsession with a guy in prison for murder, and I can’t relate to that type of person. Finding nothing else in my collection at the moment to listen to, I decided to try it again and see if I became interested. I did eventually, and continued to listen. Although I could not relate to and did not particularly like any of the characters, especially the main one whom I considered incredibly stupid, the story drew me in.
There is a fair amount of suspense, and though I was reasonably certain about each character’s guilt and innocence, (and it turns out I was correct), I would’ve rather seen the story go in a bit of a different direction. It gets gruesome at times and there is pretty common use of the F word, which I find unnecessary but extremely popular now.
This isn’t a feel good book and I regret listening to it, because it did nothing for me except make me feel a bit down. I did not particularly care for the ending either, though things were resolved for the most part. I did not see any growth whatsoever in any of the characters, especially the main female, who was short on maturity and brains, and made one bad decision after another throughout the book. I realize there are people out there just like her, but I don’t care to read about them.
I think the author did a fairly good job of creating suspense and not giving away the ending, and I think quite a few people will enjoy it. I gave it four stars because of that, but it wasn’t for me.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By Christalpistol on 03-18-18
Totally binge worthy
I binge listened to this book straight through. I was so excited to finally get another good book after a long dry spell. The narrators were both really good too. I won't bore with a re synopsis. The only thing that was both fascinating but also frustrating was the ingenue of the story is so pathetic. She was so sad and needy that you just wonder if a person like that could really exist. But all in all it was a really good book.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful