Book Club Discussion Questions for 'The Innocent Wife' by Amy Lloyd

After hearing about The Innocent Wife on our favorite true crime podcast, My Favorite Murder, we decided we had to give it a read. As you can tell if you’ve checked out our other recent book club discussion guides, we’ve really been digging the crime novels with a strong female lead, and this one definitely fell into that category—though, at times we admit to questioning the heroine’s strength! Let us know what you thought of the book in the comments.

Discussion Guide

  1. Why did Sam give up her life in London so easily?

  2. Would you ever write a letter to someone you’ve never met?

  3. We thought there might have been a plot hole or two in this story. Did you find any? Can they be explained/do you think the author intentionally left them?

  4. How is this book different than other crime novels you’ve read? Similar?

  5. DId you find Sam relatable? What advice would you give to Sam if she was a friend?

  6. What did you think of the ending? Were you surprised/satisfied?

  7. Did Dennis overreact to comments on social media or do you think they just brought out his true nature?

  8. Why did Dennis “love” Sam and want her around (sometimes), even though he already had support and friendship from Carrie, Lynsey, and even Harold? What was his motive for starting this relationship and continuing it after his release?

  9. Would you consider this book feminist? Why/why not?