The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward

So often I read reviews where the reviewer says they don’t want to give too much of the plot away. That it would be a detriment to the reading experience if you know too much going in. And usually I just sort of nod along while thinking, ‘Well, probably not, but sure.’

And then I read The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward.

The thing is—there are so many things I could tell you about this book. Like the way Ward manages to interconnect different voices for a story that seems so straightforward and yet nothing is what it seems.

How Dee searches for her sister who’s been missing for years. And Ted, the mysterious guy who lives in the boarded-up house, generally keeps to himself. Or Olivia, the cat who gets to sit back and observe everything.

I could tell you how Ward twists and weaves the plot, constantly dropping surprises while creating tension so tight it threatens to snap the book’s spine. There’s a lingering horror lurking around every page, surely just waiting to jump out.

All of that, and I could still tell you about the pulse-pounding ending I was so sure I had figured out only for it to implode in the last pages.

Yeah, I could tell you about all of that. But it’s better not to give away too much before you read it.

Title: The Last House on Needless Street
Author: Catriona Ward
Publisher: Nightfire
Publication Date: September 28, 2021
Classification: Horror

Ward’s Twitter | Publisher’s Page

Note: I received a free ARC of this book from the publisher through NetGalley.


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