Today’s feature is a NetGalley ARC that will be released on September 7, 2021: The Necklace, by Matt Witten.
Sunday, April 7, Twenty Years Ago.
“Which do you like better?” Amy asked. “The purple dolphin or the pink duck?”
“Here’s the fun part,” said Susan, ruffling her daughter’s silky hair. “We can get both.”
She looked toward Danny’s house. The lights were on in the living room and a couple of back rooms that were probably bedrooms. All at once the living room had a burst of movement. Emily raced in, wearing pink pajamas, with Danny right behind, chasing her around the sofa. (51%).
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?
What do you think? Do the excerpts capture your interest?