The Last House on Needless Street

The Last House on Needless Street

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The Last House on Needless Street is a 2022 horror novel by Catriona Ward, published by Gallery / Saga Press. The novel follows a young woman named Dee, who moves into a new house with her girlfriend and quickly finds herself haunted by its dark history.

The novel begins with Dee and her girlfriend, Olivia, moving into their new home on the titular Needless Street. The house, which is located at the end of the street, has a strange and sinister history. It was once the home of a serial killer, and several people have died there over the years.

Dee is immediately drawn to the house's dark history, and she begins to experience strange and disturbing events. She hears strange noises, sees ghostly figures, and has disturbing nightmares. As the novel progresses, Dee's experiences become more and more terrifying, and she eventually realizes that she is being haunted by the ghosts of the people who have died in the house.

The Last House on Needless Street is a suspenseful and atmospheric horror novel that explores the themes of grief, loss, and the consequences of trauma. Ward does an excellent job of creating a sense of dread and unease, and she keeps the reader guessing until the very end.

The novel has been praised for its strong writing, its well-developed characters, and its suspenseful plot. It has been compared to the works of Stephen King and Shirley Jackson, and it has been nominated for several awards, including the Bram Stoker Award for Best Novel.