12th April, 2022

Review: The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward (Viper)

I'd been meaning to read The Last House on Needless Street for quite a while but for some reason it got left on my TBR over and over again. And I don't know why because this was one hell of a thrilling ride and I kind of wish I had read it sooner. Be prepared for an utterly weird but fabulous story. 

I think it's best to go into this book knowing nothing about the plot, because even if you have a general idea what it's about it will still confuse you. Tremendously so. There were times when I had no clue whatsoever what was going on as the author does an amazing job in manipulating the reader's view on the events described. The characters are all deeply flawed and throughout you are left with the question who is actually the good guy and who is the baddie and - most confusing of all - if all of it is in fact really happening. 

I must admit - without giving anything away - I did NOT see this resolution coming! Not at all, not in a million years. Imagine a We were Liars type of smack in the face overturning all of your previous assumptions and making you want to revisit passages to find out what you've been missing and how. Kudos to Catriona Ward - hardly any book has been able to do that to me in the last few years. What this story definitely did: It left me gutted, particularly for the children in this story (those past and present). It was a deeply emotional rollercoaster that surprised me which is a reason why I'm keeping this review short so as not to spoil anything for other readers. :) Just trust me: it's so good and you will not want to miss it!

Rating: 5/5 stars

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