LLOYD DE­LIV­ERS A TRUE CRIME STORY

Cape Times - - LIFESTYLE -

THE IN­NO­CENT WIFE Amy Lloyd Loot.co.za (R367) AR­ROW

THE mu­ti­lated body of a young woman lies in the Flor­ida bayou.

An an­geli­clook­ing 18-year-old Den­nis Dan­son is con­victed and sen­tenced to death.

A doc­u­men­tary sug­gests se­ri­ous flaws and Den­nis is granted a stay of ex­e­cu­tion. He has been on Death Row for 18 years when a school­teacher from Bris­tol be­comes ob­sessed with his story. Sam is 31 years old and reel­ing from a painful break-up when she be­gins writ­ing to Den­nis. Their cor­re­spon­dence turns into an epis­to­lary love af­fair. Amy Lloyd’s psy­cho­log­i­cal thriller is rem­i­nis­cent of true-crime sto­ries. |

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