The Last House on Needless Street, a review by Tanya

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The Last House on Needless Street
Catriona Ward
Christopher Ragland (Narrator)

11 Hours, 30 Min
Publishing Sept 28, 2021 by Macmillan Audio

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About the Book:

The must-listen gothic thriller of 2021.

This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street.

All these things are true. And yet some of them are lies.

You think you know what’s inside the last house on Needless Street. You think you’ve read this story before. In the dark forest at the end of Needless Street, something lies buried. But it’s not what

My Review: 

I liked … No, wait.  I didn’t like… No, wait.  I’m confused, but I understand. Too much.

I hate him. I love him. My heart is breaking. I feel so much sorrow.

I’m elated! I see. So scary. So much pain.

On the surface, this mystery is so confusing, until it’s not.  Under the surface, my god! This is utterly terrifying, heartbreaking and has left me emotionally battered.

My mind wandered to so many conclusions through this reading and I didn’t come close to getting it right.  Not even close.

Days later I’m still emotional when I think of this book. At the beginning, I really wasn’t a fan and it felt like work to keep picking up this audiobook.  By the middle, I was so confused and was contemplating a DNF. By the end, it has taken hold of me and now won’t let go and I’m so happy that I stuck it out to the end.

All of the story that was unwritten between the lines, especially the last 20% of the book, has seeped into my brain and heart and left me saddened, yet hopeful.  This one will stay with me for a long, long time.  And I’m ok with that.

The narrator was fantastic! He did so many voices and I’m so impressed.

Thank you to #MacmillanAudio and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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