One of the most disappointing books I’ve ever read, The Necklace offered so much promise in terms of its story and characters. Unfortunately, it fell short of anything even remotely realistic. Susan’s seven-year-old daughter Amy was raped and murdered twenty years ago. Now, on a trip to watch the execution of the man accused of killing Amy, Susan is starting to have second thoughts as to whether this man is the real assailant.
Not only is Susan broke, she loses what money she does have while on the bus to North Dakota. From there, we see her sleeping on benches and eating strangers’ food from the discard pile. She is not only unreliable but also irresponsible. Susan makes a revelation about the necklace she had made with her daughter, the one Amy was wearing that disappeared after she was killed. Somehow, this necklace is supposed to prove who the killer is and get the guy who is going to be executed via lethal injection out of the chair at the last minute.
Although I had high hopes for this book and even though the writing itself flowed quite well, The Necklace fell short of anything satisfying.
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|Mystery, Crime, Thriller