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The Last House on Needless Street
The Last House on Needless Street | Catriona Ward
*THE MUST-READ GOTHIC THRILLER OF 2021 FROM THE SHIRLEY JACKSON AND AUGUST DERLETH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF LITTLE EVE AND RAWBLOOD * 'I need it' - STEPHEN KING 'A chilling and beautiful masterpiece of suspense' - JOE HILL 'This is the best horror novel I have ever read. Even Shirley Jackson, her majesty, would have to concede to this one' - NATASHA PULLEY 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...
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TheRiehlDeal
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#AlphabetGame
#LetterL

This was such a good book! Definitely a book where you won‘t guess the twist. Christopher Ragland does an excellent job with the narration!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻👌🏻 7d
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TheRiehlDeal
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#WondrousWednesday

1. It wasn‘t exactly 5 stars for me, but it was really good nonetheless.

2. The pic is a couple of adult geese and their goslings walking in my neighborhood.

Eggs Thanks for joining in! 1mo
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DHill
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I confess. I‘ve looked at this title a dozen times and only in my Litsy title search did I finally notice it‘s Needless” not “”Needles.” 😂

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BeeMagical
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Pickpick

Book 107🎧 4.5⭐️

I don‘t want to say anything about this book, as to not ruin it. Go in blind - You will be mental assaulted. 🐈‍⬛

🧠🌱

Mccall0113 I won‘t spoil it either because so have no idea what I just read. Lol 2mo
BeeMagical @Mccall0113 haha i totally get that!😂 2mo
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TheRiehlDeal
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Pickpick

This book was BONKERS! I went into this completely blind and I highly recommend it! The twists were unexpected but well worth the wait. The ending wrapped things up nicely.

4.5 ⭐️
5/21/22

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TheRiehlDeal
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1. So far, it‘s great! I didn‘t expect the twist and can‘t wait to see how it ends!

2. I‘m listening to the audiobook. The narrator is doing a great job!

3. I‘ll be kind and give it 4 stars. I‘ll see how the ending unfolds and change it accordingly once I finish.

4. I‘m not a marker of books. I just read the book and move on to the next one.

#ThoughfulThursday @MoonWitch94

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wildwoodreads
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I didn‘t know a lot about The Last House on Needless Street when I went into it. I just knew that most people that read it loved it. And I think that‘s the best way to go into this one. I will say that it was a perfectly executed psychological thriller mixed with an unreliable narrator. And I absolutely loved it.

https://wildwoodreads.com/2022/05/16/the-last-house-on-needless-street-review/

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Christyco125
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Pickpick

This book has left me without words. I‘m afraid even a little will give away too much so I‘ll add more in the comments👇. But know that this is way beyond just a horror story. I highly recommend going in blind.
#IRLbookclub

Christyco125 Wow! The last few chapters blew me away. At first, I was like I get what‘s going on with Lauren and then wham! That was totally wrong. In the end this is such a heartbreaking story of survival told in horror story format. But in the end that‘s what abuse really is, a horror. 3mo
TrishB I loved it too- but agree you have to know nothing when you start! 3mo
EKonrad I‘m still obsessed with this book, months after reading it! So good! ❤️ 3mo
Christyco125 @trishb @EKonrad Book club definitely picked a winner. 3mo
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LiteraryLona
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Pickpick

Wow. Just…wow. 😱

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Linsy
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This book is freaking me out so bad! Note to self: Beware of anything Stephen King calls a "nerve-shredder." ?

#currentlyreading

candc320 It‘s so good!! 4mo
rubyslippersreads Love the cover, though I‘m sure it‘s too scary for me. 😳 4mo
EKonrad This book slayed me! It actually was one of my faves recently. 😊 4mo
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Linsy @candc320 @ekonrad Wow. I thought for sure I was going to finish this book and never look at it again it was getting to me so bad, and now I want to start over again to see how she did it. That was so touching and beautiful! I'm shocked. 4mo
Linsy @rubyslippersreads I just finished! Parts of this are really rough, but if you can hang in there, it's also so beautiful. 4mo
EKonrad I‘m so glad you liked it too! There were so many incredible elements to it. I was super impressed. 4mo
rubyslippersreads @Linsy Nothing bad happens to the cat, does it? 4mo
Linsy @rubyslippersreads No -- many twists, the story isn't what you think it is, but not like that. There are some unfortunate birds and mice though. 4mo
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Branwen
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This book was ABSOLUTELY CRAZY! I read it in one feverish sitting last night because once I started I could not put it down! SO MANY TWISTS! 😲 I loved it!

vivastory Such a brilliant book👏👏 Definitely a favorite of the year 4mo
Branwen @vivastory I still can't stop thinking about it! 4mo
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Branwen
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I was planning on reading at least one Catriona Ward book during the fall when I usually do my spooky book marathon. But....they looked so inviting sitting together on the shelf at the library and I couldn't resist checking them out! Eeeep! I'm scared but excited! 🙈

vivastory I hope you enjoy! Last House is one of my favorites of the year & I hope to read Sundial soon! 5mo
Branwen @vivastory I'm really excited! I keep hearing amazing things about Ward, and especially great things about Last House! 5mo
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Lexeegee
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This was one strange book. That is all I can say.

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ErraticElle
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Creep fest with the strangest plot, unreliable narrators, & a whole host of WTF. The construction is brilliant. I was confused for a majority of the read, but the last 1/3 blew everything apart & made this book stellar. The characters are a jumble of screwed up & mostly unlikable, but also incredibly intriguing & damaged in a way that had me both totally turned off & not able to look away. Not a for everyone. Haunting & full of trigger warnings.

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BookBelle84
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Mehso-so

This was alright. The writing was very well done as were the POVs I found I just lost interest with the reveal.
#popsugar #pop22 ~ recommended by a favourite author

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amywithbooks
Mehso-so

This was just okay for me. I had high expectations for this given some of the reviews I had seen. It just didn't connect for me. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Linsy
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Caught up on the Olympics while I tried to get into this book over the weekend. I'll be honest, the Olympics kinda won! Those ice skaters had me riveted. Yay for Peacock! I haven't had cable in years. 📚⛸️❄

BiblioLitten Oh my! I was watching them for a few moments and those moments turned into hours. Mesmerising! 6mo
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EadieB
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Mehso-so

A teenage girl, a man who drinks, and a talking house cat live in a boarded-up house at the edge of the wild Washington woods. An unspeakable secret binds them together, but when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees may come back to haunt them all. With a totally unreliable narrator, this book was hard to get into and I thought about bailing but decided to hang in until the very end.

EadieB I was glad I did because it is not until the very end that the reader finds out what is really going on. If you like strange mystery books then this book is for you. #TheLastHouseOnNeedlessStreet #CatrionaWard #FabulousFebruary #BookSpinBingo 6mo
TheAromaofBooks Great progress!!! 6mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 6mo
EadieB @Andrew65 Thanks! 6mo
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amywithbooks
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I have heard GREAT things about this. And if Stephen King blurbs it, I will read it!!

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Erinreadsthebooks
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Stopped by the thriftstore today and found this treasure 🤩

Allyneedsbooks Great find 🙌🏼 6mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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#WeekendReading

I plan to finish the tagged book first. I‘m also in the middle of Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking Glass—one of those it caught my eye and I thought, “Huh, I haven‘t read that in a while. Seems like a good time for a reread” moments. After that, I‘ll see what jumps out at me next!

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Great choices. 6mo
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TracyReadsBooks
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Heading to the backlist for my next read…

AmandaBlaze I liked it! 🙂 6mo
vivastory This is one of my favorites of the year! 6mo
TracyReadsBooks @AmandaBlaze @vivastory Good to know! So far I‘m enjoying it—love the creepiness! 6mo
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Gizmo86
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I sussed this one quite early on, I really enjoyed this book. A little confusing at times but overall it was great. All the storylines ties themselves up at the end which was great. Lovely book, great exploration of the mind.

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vivastory
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I always have a burst of reading inspiration at the beginning of the New Year & '22 is proving to be no exception. Another successful participation in my 3rd year of #NewYearWhoDis I read 4 books from @megabooks list & am currently working on book 5. All of them are wonderful & once the year ends I'm sure that a few will end on my BOTY list. 18 books read in January, 7 of which were 5 star reads. A few of my faves are pictured #januarystats

PurpleyPumpkin I‘m the same in January, I want to read ALL the books! And by June, I realize okay, I gotta focus or I‘m not going to get through all my reading challenges. 😂 Congrats on a great reading month btw!👍🏽 7mo
vivastory @PurpleyPumpkin The struggle is real 📚📚 7mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awesome 👏🏻📚 7mo
Branwen Awesome! Congrats! 👏👏👏📚📚📚💕 7mo
Megabooks I‘m so glad we were paired! I picked up some books I never would‘ve gotten around to but loved like Voices from Chernobyl. That one really hit me hard. I‘ve thought of The True Deceiver often as well, and it was a great first book of the year. Thanks for introducing me to some great books and authors. I look forward to reading more from you list throughout the year. 7mo
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Gizmo86
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Sunday treats 💐🍰🫖

Sparklemn Making me hungry 🙂 7mo
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vivastory
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Do I have to be awake in a few hours? Yes. Did I decide that staying up to finish this was more important than sleep? Absolutely. One of the smartest novels that just happens to be categorized as horror that I've read in recent memory. I agree with the other reviews, go into this one as blind as possible. The payoff is wonderful. Creepy, funny, clever, great prose. Lives up to the hype, just absolutely magnificent.

Cinfhen This sounds like a book for @TrishB @Reggie and I admit, your review has peaked my interest 😁 (edited) 7mo
TrishB @Cinfhen I loved it! It‘s a book you have to read knowing nothing though. 7mo
TrishB Great review Scott 👍🏻 I thought this one was great too. 7mo
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Cinfhen Ohhh, I knew it had your name all over it!!!! @TrishB 7mo
vivastory @TrishB Thanks! I see that she has a new book being released the beginning of March 7mo
vivastory @Cinfhen If you do go into it, definitely go in blind as Trish said. You'll either love it or hate it. 7mo
Branwen Okay, so I really really want to try this because I keep seeing it everywhere and I'm intrigued! Two questions though - is it super gory? Are there any animals (namely cats) harmed in it? Just trying to decide whether it's for me or not. I do like scary books, but not necessarily gory books if that makes sense? 7mo
vivastory @Branwen I understand your concerns, especially since I said it's creepy, but it's not gory & there's no serious animal harm. One of the things I love about it is that there are unusual narratives, including from a cat, but there is no serious cat harm in it 7mo
Branwen @vivastory Excellent! Thanks, Scott! I'm definitely going to give it a shot! 😃 7mo
sprainedbrain Agree with everything you‘ve said here. I loved this so much. 7mo
Twainy Agree 7mo
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vivastory
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I'm a little over 100 pages into this & I'm really enjoying this one so far. Humorous, mysterious, creepy & the prose is fantastic.

IamIamIam Love love LOVED this one!!! I listened to the audio and the narrator is absolutely incredible!!!! 7mo
vivastory @IamIamIam I'm at page 130. I heard a lot of hype for this & it's definitely living up to it! Hope to finish it by Tuesday, if not tomorrow. 7mo
IamIamIam @vivastory I'm excited to see what you think! 😁 7mo
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Nessavamusic
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#sundayfunday

🐾Dogs!
🪶Hummingbirds are the only known birds that can fly backwards
📚Tagged includes the cat as a narrator!

ozma.of.oz Damn that is so cool about hummingbirds! Thank you for sharing! 7mo
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Gizmo86
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Rankist sounding sandwich I've come across 🤭🤓🤢

RamsFan1963 I could have done the cheese and honey, maybe even the banana, but once you added salt, pepper and chili sauce, I was ohhhh no thank you! 7mo
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Gizmo86
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Nothing better than a hardback book 🤓😊

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EatSleepRead
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Mehso-so

Audiobook pick:
This book was confusing and twisty. It's hard to review without giving away too much honestly.

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Monica5
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Pickpick

4⭐ Holy Crap on a cracker! This book was so weird but it intrigued me, so I kept on reading and glad I did. Can't say much because it would ruin it. One thing though, it's considered Horror, but to me, it's more suspense.

#netgalley

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Magpiegem
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Another day, another really poorly kid 😞 2022 weren‘t you supposed to start a bit brighter?! Anyway the tagged book has me hooked and as Teddy just wants cuddles I‘m getting some snuggly reading time in (before another long night of being mummy). Hope everyone else is having a lovely Sunday ❤️❤️

Librarybelle Hope everyone feels better soon! 7mo
ozma.of.oz Hope they feel better soon! ❤️❤️ 7mo
Bookzombie I hope this passes soon and the rest of 2022 is illness free. ❤️ 7mo
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Magpiegem
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Fox and I are feeling much better today but my hero husband is still letting me lay in bed this morning ❤️ so I‘m making progress on book 2 of 2022 which is my book club pick. I‘m not sure how I feel about this one at a third of the way through, it‘s certainly strange but maybe not in a way I totally enjoy, but it is picking up pace so I‘m hoping for a satisfying conclusion 🤞

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hope you feel better soon ❤️‍🩹 7mo
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TheEllieMo
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Discovered this one at Cheltenham Literature Festival in October after seeing the author on one of the panels. An interesting, unusual novel looking at the effects of childhood trauma.

#12BooksOf2021

@Andrew65

Andrew65 Looks good. 7mo
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MandiTapp
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Found my first read for 2022.

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Booklover2
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Pickpick

🌟🌟🌟🌟1/2

4.5 stars
I can‘t really talk about the story or the characters much lest I give away the plot. I can say it reads like a stream of conscience and thats definitely not for everyone. The way this story unfolds is disturbing, unbalancing the reading and unsettling. It‘s very dark and there are some trigger warnings such as child abuse. Hats of to the author!

Side note: Do be sure to read the authors afterword in the end.

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AmyG
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@Reggie What a lovely surprise! I am so grateful for all the kind people I have met on this site. You…top of the list. Have a very Happy Holiday…and a Happy 2022!

vivastory @Reggie is good people, as they say 8mo
Twainy Good book! Reggie‘s cool! 8mo
AmyG @Twainy I am happy to read that you....and Stephen King....enjoyed this book! 8mo
Reggie Hope you enjoy it, Amy. Happy Holidays! 8mo
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FelinesAndFelonies
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Pickpick

This is not a horror novel, in my opinion. So you need to let that idea go. You're going to have to stick with this one. It's confusing & complicated. It feels unrelated & disjointed. Don't give up!! I wanted to & I am so glad that I didn't. Read the afterword ONLY after you have finished the book. The author devoted so much time & attention to getting this right. Also, Hal is a HUGE fan of Olivia. #catsoflitsy #catsy #teamblackcat #iykyk

dragondrool I completely agree with you. It's pitched heavily as a horror novel, and seems to be one at the start, but by the end is it just not at all. 8mo
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Bookboss
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Pickpick

This book has been marketed as a horror novel or as a thriller. I found it to be more of a psychological suspense story. The author describes horrific instances of child abuse and death, but the overall atmosphere is not frightening, just sad and creepy. The audiobook narration does a fabulous job with the multiple perspectives in the novel. I enjoyed the twists and turns, but I am concerned about the portrayal of mental illness.

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Smartypants
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Panpan

Meh. This should have been a DNR but I was committed. I‘d heard great reviews but I found the whole thing super confusing. However, if you like your cats personified this might be the book for you! #cats 🐱 🐈 🐈‍⬛

FelinesAndFelonies I like my cats personified but I feel clueless. 😵‍💫 8mo
Smartypants @FelinesAndFelonies right? That book was so confusing, I want the hours back of my life that I wasted. Lol 8mo
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aperfectmjk
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Well I did it! Finished both books for #AnyWayYouReadathon and #NovelNovember! Pachinko was my #Doublespin for #bookspinbingo. Now... what will be next? 🤔

@kimmypete1 @Eggbeater @MidnightBookGirl @Andrew65 @TheAromaofBooks

Eggbeater 🥳 Great job! 👏👏👏 Thanks for participating! 9mo
Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 9mo
kimmypete1 Wonderful!! 9mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 9mo
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suvata
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Pickpick

Recommended in ModernMrsDarcy.com 2021 Fall Book Preview #MMDBookClub

Extremely creepy!

“The Last House on Needless Street follows Ted, who lives with his daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street. An unspeakable secret binds them together, and when a new neighbor moves in next door, what is buried out among the birch trees behind their house will come back to haunt them all.”

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TracyReadsBooks
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Visited my friends at the store and came home with a new book and a stack of ARCs. With rain in the forecast until tomorrow morning it‘s not a question of if will I stay inside with a book, it‘s which book will I read first?!? Decisions, decisions…

(As a bonus, the tagged book came with an enamel pin of a cat with a knife in its mouth!)

AmyG Enjoy! 10mo
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KimM
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Pickpick

Catriona Ward is a new favorite of mine. Perfectly creepy and an excellent Halloween read. ☠

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CherMoreBooks
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Pickpick

That was a wild ride… I thought I knew what was going on but I didn‘t.. even when I thought I had it figured out at last, I didn‘t. Just, whoa. Different from anything I‘ve ever read. I didn‘t enjoy the setting of this one but it was super interesting and such a smart psychological thriller. I didn‘t love reading it, but I am very impressed. #mystery #dark

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Victoriahoperose
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Pickpick

This book was not what I was expecting at all, but in a good way. This is a story about a little girl who goes missing and the story behind how where she went effected so many people. This book is just full of twists that I never saw coming. The author must have done a ton of research to write this book and whereas I didn‘t find this one scary in a traditional sense, it was unsettling and will definitely stay with me.

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Breanne1
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Pickpick

I don‘t want to ruin any bit of this book with my review so I will only say this one is definitely a must read.
The sunflowers were picked by my son and his nana. ❤️❤️

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MicheleinPhilly
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Mehso-so

Unpopular opinion but I wasn‘t as enamored with this as others seem to be. I found the middle section to be a slog and considered bailing at 60%. She certainly employed some clever devices but I think I was expecting something different. 🤷🏻‍♀️

TrishB Oh that‘s a shame, I really enjoyed this one. 10mo
MicheleinPhilly @TrishB My concentration level has also been 👎🏼 so that may have played a role. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 10mo
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