PUBLISHED BY OCEANVIEW PUBLISHING ON 2nd SEPTEMBER 2021
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?
Matt Witten, a graduate of Amherst and Brandeis Universities, is a TV writer, novelist, playwright, and screenwriter. His television writing includes such shows as House, Pretty Little Liars, and Law & Order. His TV scripts have been nominated for an Emmy and two Edgars, and he has written four mystery novels, winning a Malice Domestic award for the best debut novel. He has also written stage plays and for national magazines.
The Necklace has been optioned for film by Appian Way and Cartel Pictures, with Leonardo DiCaprio attached as producer.
This was a superb drama that I could not put down, the action and heartache all the way through kept you entertained and turning those pages. Good strong characters that work really well with this story. To at last get retribution for the murder of her daughter made this mum travel over the country to watch him die on death row, but was it really him? Who else had the opportunity? Could this one woman and a retired cop uncover the truth. A brilliant story that I highly recommend.