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  • Writer's pictureAshley Mongrain

The Last House on Needless Street | Review

Rating - ⭐⭐⭐

"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."


The Last House on Needless Street is a standalone mystery thriller novel by Catriona Ward.

Take my rating with a grain of salt, because I honestly don't know how to rate this book. I am stuck between thinking it was absolutely brilliant and thinking it was just straight-up strange. I simply gave it a middle rating because I couldn't make up my mind. Nevertheless, this is probably a book you won't stop thinking about.

I'm going to keep this review nice and short, without going into any details, because the less you know the better. I listened to this on audiobook, and I don't know if that made the experience better or worse. While it kept me in the story, I wasn't the biggest fan of the narrator for Ted.

I think the synopsis knocks it out of the park because it doesn't give much away which is exactly what made this story so engrossing. You kind of expect what is coming, but it ends up not being what you think. Your mind kind of keeps spinning in circles while reading this, but it keeps you on your feet that way.

I hope my not going into detail about this gives you the incentive to try this out yourself. I don't even know what to recommend because I feel like I recommend anything, it will give away the plot. I will warn you though that there are depictions of mental health issues, animal death, and child abuse.

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