*screams into the abyss*
Does that count as an Official Review™️? Because if not I don’t really know what else to say😅 The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward went above and beyond all of my expectations.
I was a little hesitant listening to this one on audio, but friends, IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!! I kept messaging one of my friends while I was listening, telling her how creepy, eerie, twisted, and weird this book was. I don’t often give friends live play-by-play of my thoughts, but this time it was NECESSARY!
The story has multiple points of view, and goes back and forth a bit between past and present. We have Ted, a lonely man who lives by himself in the house he grew up in. Lauren, Ted’s young daughter who visits him occasionally. Olivia, Ted’s cat, who narrates part of the book and is hilarious. And finally, Dee, Ted’s new neighbor, who is trying to find out who kidnapped her little sister when they were younger.
I’d also like to mention Ted’s house as well, because the descriptions of it are creepy as hell, and you all know how much I love a spooky house. Plus, the nearby forest and the secrets it holds is more than enough to set the atmosphere of this book: it’s chilling.
I can’t say much else without giving away spoilers, but the twists and turns in this story were completely unexpected and truly horrifying. You’ll think you have it figured out and then, SURPRISE🙃
Trigger warnings: child abuse, animal abuse, kidnapping, neglect.
Thank you MacMillan Audio and Tor Nightfire for sending me a copy of The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward on audio to review, via NetGalley. It hits shelves in North American on September 28, 2021, and will be the perfect read for Fall!