Susan Lentigo's daughter was murdered twenty years ago, and her life has pretty much been stuck in a holding pattern ever since that time. Now she is on her way to the execution of her daughter's murderer and hopefully opening a new chapter of her life now that her daughter Amy will have justice. During her road trip from New York to the North Dakota, Susan unexpectedly uncovers new information that draws into question whether or not the right person has been convicted for Amy's death. Can Susan determine if the Monster awaiting his execution is the person responsible for Amy's death or is another Monster out there just waiting for his next victim?
As I was reading this novel, I was already visualizing which actors would play the various characters in the story, so it's no surprise that this novel has already been optioned for a film with Leonardo DiCaprio directing. The characters are so vivid, both flawed and genuine at the same time. The story is gripping and the switch back and forth from the time of the crime to present day, keeps you on the edge of your seat.
If you are looking for a solid murder/mystery novel, then The Necklace fits the bill. I received this book courtesy of the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.