I love horror books even when it isn’t spooky season, but reading The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward during the fall just felt right.
It’s eerie and strange, with a haunting atmosphere. It’s the kind of book you know practically nothing about before you start it – and that’s the best way to read it. So I won’t give a synopsis here, other than to share the tagline from Goodreads: “This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street.”
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The Last House on Needless Street: My Thoughts
If you’re not into dark thrillers/horror novels, this may not be the book for you. But if you are, then you’re in for a twisty, creepy story that you won’t be able to put down.
The Last House on Needless Street is certainly not for the faint of heart, and I would recommend checking the trigger warnings first. But I thought it was so gripping and well-done. It keeps you on your toes the whole time, with every chapter revealing something new. Also, the cat’s point of view was just so good.
I loved the writing, the mysterious plot, the fascinating characters – even the setting had me glued to the page. I think I read this entire book in just two sittings.
This is a story I won’t forget, and if you’re okay with some darker themes, then I definitely recommend this one. It would be especially perfect as a spooky October read!
Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars
Release date: September 28th, 2021