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The Necklace
by Matt Witten

Susan Lentigo’s daughter was murdered twenty years ago – now, at long last, she will witness the killer’s execution.


But on her journey she discovers shocking new evidence that suggests the condemned man is innocent – and the real killer is still out there. Even worse, her new suspect has a young daughter who’s at terrible risk.


The FBI refuses to reopen the case. They – and Susan’s own mother – believe she’s having an emotional breakdown. With no money or time to waste, but with the help of two unlikely allies – a cynical teenage girl and the retired cop who made the original arrest – Susan sets out to win justice for the condemned man and her daughter.


‘One small-town woman’s quest for the most poignant kind of justice you could imagine.’ Lee Child

‘[A] unique and powerful thriller following one mother’s cross-country journey to find the truth.’ Lisa Gardner, New York Times best-selling author

‘Fast-paced, riveting’ Alice Hunter, best-selling author of The Serial Killer’s Wife

‘Surprising, propulsive, and poignant. I inhaled this novel’ Meg Gardiner

‘I devoured The Necklace in a single evening’ Hollie Overton


ISBN (Paperback): 9781915054661

ISBN (Ebook): 9781915054678

Price: £8.99 (Paperback) £4.99 (Ebook)

Pub Date: 4th April 2022

Extent: 260 pages
Format: 198x129mm
Rights Held: UK and Commonwealth, excluding Canada. Non-exclusive: worldwide excluding US and Canada.
Translation rights: Yes

Matt Witten 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 best debut novel. He has also written stage plays and for national magazines.

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