Published by Nightfire on September 21, 2021
I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
About The Last House on Needless Street
The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward is an intense psychological thriller.
Love the unreliable narrator trope coupled with flashbacks a la Gone Girl? Then strap in for this roller coaster ride!
Ted was suspect in a child abduction case but his alibi couldn’t be broken.
Now he lives in his dilapidated house with the windows boarded up. His daughter is never seen outside the house. And his cat? She reads the Bible.
Dee Dee’s sister went missing at a nearby lake, years earlier. Dee Dee thinks Ted had something to do with Lulu’s disappearance despite him having an alibi. She moves into the house next door to do a little investigating.
My thoughts about The Last House on Needless Street
Catriona Ward skillfully gives each character their own, incredibly realized voice and point of view. Each secret revealed leads to more questions in this intricately woven story.
The tension slowly but unrelentingly heightens and the overall feel of creepy house unease leads to truly horrifying moments as Ted and Dee Dee’s stories intertwined.
If you pay attention to the writing, Catriona gives you clues to what’s happening. Although, I didn’t figure out everything that was happening.
Each revelation is a horror but curiosity couldn’t keep me from finishing the book.
CW: Body horror, abuse
I loved every horrifying moment of dread-soaked writing!
Thank you NetGalley and Tor Nightfire for the ARC.