Amy Lloyd
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Amy Lloyd

Hello! Thank you for visiting my author's page. I am the author of two novels: the first is The Innocent Wife, which became a top 10 bestseller and a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2018. The second is my new novel One More Lie, which will be available in hardback from April 4th.

Both my books are inspired by true crime. By crimes themselves but also, and perhaps more importantly, by our reactions to crime. In The Innocent Wife I wanted to explore our interest in true crime itself, such as our obsession with podcasts like Serial and blockbuster Netflix series like Making a Murderer.

My second novel, One More Lie, is about a woman named Charlotte who has just been released from a secure institution for a crime she committed when she was a child. These cases seem to fascinate and horrify society in a way no other crime does. What is it about the idea of a child being capable of something so awful that stirs up such levels of emotion? And can a child really understand the gravity of such an act as murder?

Writing this book was an attempt to understand how something like this could happen and what it might be like to live with the burden of being infamous, branded as evil and not knowing whether you are a bad person or simply a person who did a bad thing.

It isn't based on a particular example of a true crime and all the characters and situations are entirely fictional but people will naturally draw comparisons with some of the infamous cases involving children who hurt or killed other children because these stories remain so vivid in our memories. Instead, I wanted to evoke the atmosphere those crimes created and the stain they left on our collective consciousness.

While writing the book, I tried hard to empathise with my characters who have done things which aren't easy to empathise with. I hoped that readers would be able to do the same and so I wrote them as vividly as I could imagine, in all their good and their bad. I wanted them to be human, believable and flawed.

I hope that One More Lie will offer a different perspective on a subject which has been much-explored and that people will enjoy it the way they enjoyed The Innocent Wife.

Until next time!

Amy x

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Best Sellers

    • The Innocent Wife

    • A Novel
    • By: Amy Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Lorelei King, Christina Cole
    • Length: 8 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 240
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 214
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 211

    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....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Totally binge worthy

    • By Christalpistol on 03-18-18

    Regular price: $25.09

    • One More Lie

    • By: Amy Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Joe Gaminara, Tamaryn Payne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison and forget Sean. But old habits die hard. Despite the ankle monitor she must wear and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon finds herself sliding back toward the type of behavior that sent her to prison....

    Regular price: $28.51

    • One More Lie

    • By: Amy Lloyd
    • Narrated by: Joe Gaminara, Tamaryn Payne
    • Length: 8 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    How do you live with yourself as an adult when you were convicted of murder as a child? And when you can't remember the crime...how do you know you're guilty? Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her past, forget her crime - and, most of all, forget that one terrible moment...

    Regular price: $24.00

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