Book Review: The Last House on Needless Street

THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET | Catriona Ward
09.28.2021 | Tor Nightfire
Rating: 4.5/5 stars!

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At the end of Needless Street, on the edge of the wild Washington woods, sits a boarded up house where a family of three resides. A teenage girl who isn’t allowed outside after what she did last time. A man who drinks alone in front of his TV ignoring the growing gaps in his memory. A house cat who loves napping and reading the Bible. A dark and unspeakable secret binds them together. When a new neighbor moves in next door, they threaten to reveal what has been carefully buried among the birch trees.

WOW! Okay, let me start this review off by saying, please don’t be thrown off by the start of this book. It’s a bit weird and convoluted and leaves you wondering what the hell is happening, but I swear it will all make sense in time. THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET was one of those reads that kept me continuously guessing. I had so many theories for what was happening and I kept adjusting them as more hints were given. I did manage to guess the big reveal, but in no way did that take away from the story, instead it left me feeling really excited for where the ending took things.

THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET is one of the most unique books I have read this year. It’s almost impossible for me to talk about the plot without giving something away. What I’ll say is that if you’re looking for something out-of-the-box with a lot of mystery and some creepy, then this is a book to add to your reading list! I’m going to be thinking about this book for a long while and I greatly encourage you to give it a try.


This book is available to buy from: Amazon Book Depository

A huge thank you to Tor Nightfire for my gifted copy!

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