4.5 Stars from me
Bloody hell this was impossible to put down!
An unpleasant storyline but one hell of a read – The Necklace will keep you reading into the wee small hours as you will simply have to know the truth.
Hats off to Susan Lentigo and her sheer determination and drive to know the truth and be sure that the right person pays the price for her daughter’s death.
As if this lady hasn’t suffered enough, life just keeps on throwing sh** at her! But she is persistent and dogged in her quest and she has enough wits and charm about her to make sure that she succeeds.
Absolute epic read that I devoured in one sitting on a grey and rainy Sunday.
Thank you Matt Witten – great book!
Blurb: The clock ticks down in a heart-pounding crusade for justice
Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago—and now, at long last, this small-town waitress sets out on a road trip all the way from Upstate New York to North Dakota to witness the killer’s execution.
On her journey she discovers shocking new evidence that leads her to suspect the condemned man is innocent—and the real killer is still free. Even worse, her prime suspect has a young daughter who’s at terrible risk. With no money and no time to spare, Susan sets out to uncover the truth before an innocent man gets executed and another little girl is killed.
But the FBI refuses to reopen the case. They—and Susan’s own mother—believe she’s just having an emotional breakdown. Reaching deep, Susan finds an inner strength she never knew she had. With the help of two unlikely allies—a cynical, defiant teenage girl and the retired cop who made the original arrest—Susan battles the FBI to put the real killer behind bars. Will she win justice for the condemned man—and her daughter—at last?