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Wednesday, 31 March 2021

#BookReview THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET by CATRIONA WARD @ViperBooks

 


ABOUT THE BOOK

This is the story of a serial killer. A stolen child. Revenge. Death. And an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street.

All these things are true. And yet they are all lies...

You think you know what's inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you've read this story before. That's where you're wrong.

In the dark forest at the end of Needless Street, lies something buried. But it's not what you think...

PUBLISHED BY VIPER BOOKS


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MY REVIEW

If, like me, you like your books dark, twisted and unpredictable then this is the book for you! It's billed as a gothic thriller, but I'd add psychological horror to the mix as well - it's a real mind f*** in all the best possible ways!!

And that of course makes it very difficult to review without giving anything away! It centres around a house that is next to the woods. There's a man, Ted, who lives there with his daughter and a talking cat Olivia - genius move adding a voice to the cat by the way!! - and very little is known about him. He keeps himself to himself - he was a suspect in a horrific crime years ago and that has left him wary of everybody. His pleasure in life is to feed the birds. And one day, these birds are poisoned in his garden.... his nightmares begin again and he feels like he is being watched.

Dee moves into the area, desperate to find news of her sister who went missing many years ago. She is convinced Ted knows something about it and will do all she can to find out the truth.

What follows is a fascinating and disturbing story that flits between now and then, as the past sets the tone for the present and the fates of characters play out in chilling fashion - a real stuff of nightmares!!

It's one of those books that I can't wait to go back and read all over again! Brilliant!!

★★★★★


My thanks to Viper Books for the advanced copy in return for a fair and honest review.



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