The Last House on Needless Street By Catriona Ward

The Last House on Needless Street By Catriona Ward


This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his young 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. An unspeakable secret binds the family together, and when a new neighbour moves in next door, the truth may destroy them all. Because there’s something buried in the dark forest at the end of Needless Street. But it’s not what you think…

My Thoughts:

I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would. The story is told from three points of view, Ted, Olivia ( his cat) and Dee. I switched off when the cat started talking and having an opinion. I understand the unique way of including Olivia the cat, but it just was not for me. It is a creepy story with creepy characters, it was slow and I found some parts a bit boring. I wanted to read to the end to see if it got any better, but for me it didn’t. The author has written an afterword about how she came to write the book which was fairly interesting but I don’t get what the big hype about this book was about when it first came out. Such a shame as the plot sounded so good.

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