The Last House on Needless Street

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In The Last House on Needless Street, there lives a man, his cat, and his teenage daughter. Strange things happen in that house as well as in the woods directly behind it. There are things buried there that haunt the man. It doesn’t help that he has gaps in his memory and that his daughter seems bent on destroying him. A woman moves in next door, convinced this man had something to do with her sister’s disappearance years ago. She won’t stop until she discovers the truth, but the truth is a complicated thing. The lies we tell ourselves are often the ones that hurt us the most.

I’m not entirely sure what to make of this book. It was very hard to follow and while the subject matter is one of my favorite topics, I don’t feel like the author did a great job of portraying it accurately. There were quite a few things that wouldn’t have been possible. I wouldn’t even classify this as horror. It wasn’t scary or creepy at all, definitely psychological though. I’m at a loss for who to even recommend this to because I can’t think of anything comparable. Maybe not worth your time.

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Author Catriona Ward
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Tor Nightfire
Publish Date 28-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781250812629 Buy this Book
Issue November 2021
Category Mystery, Crime, Thriller