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The Last House on Needless Street

(2021)
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Awards
2022 British Book Award Page-turner of the Year (shortlist)
2022 British Fantasy Award for Best Horror Novel
2022 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel (nominee)

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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...

From the multiple award-winning author of Little Eve and Rawblood, this extraordinary tale will thrill and move readers. A work of incredible imagination and heartbreaking beauty.

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'Catriona Ward is the new face of literary dark fiction' - SARAH PINBOROUGH


'Books like this don't come around too often' - JOANNE HARRIS


'Believe the hype... a masterclass' - KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE


'A chilling and beautiful masterpiece of suspense. I was completely enthralled' - JOE HILL


'A masterpiece. Beautiful, heartbreaking and quietly uplifting' - ALEX NORTH


Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"This immersive modern gothic reads like a timeless classic as it lures you hook and sinker into its world." - Essie Fox

"Brilliant. This is a book everyone is going to be talking about. Dark, clever and utterly page-turning." - Cass Green

"Believe the hype. The Last House On Needless Street is not only a masterclass in horror, but in storytelling full stop. Up there with the best I've ever read. The most unsettling, beautiful, sad and wise book, it'll stay with me a long time. I'm in awe." - Kiran Millwood Hargrave

"Books like this don't come around too often. An intelligent, well-written, stylish psychological thriller... with a perfectly structured plot arc and a perfectly satisfying whammy at the end. I would say I inhaled this in one, but I think I was too busy holding my breath throughout. Bravo." - Joanne Harris

"This book is tender rather than terrifying. Playful and sweet as well as sinister and thrilling, the creeping dread is tempered beautifully with humour and it ends being extremely emotionally impactful." - Emma Healey

"A chilling and beautiful masterpiece of suspense, cunningly plotted and written with the elegant imagination of a Shirley Jackson or a Sarah Waters. I was completely enthralled." - Joe Hill

"The buzz building around Catriona Ward's The Last House on Needless Street is real. I've read it and was blown away. It's a true nerve-shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end. Haven't read anything this exciting since Gone Girl." - Stephen King

"A masterpiece. Beautiful, heartbreaking and quietly uplifting. One of the most powerful and well-executed novels I've read in years." - Alex North

"The new face of literary dark fiction." - Sarah Pinborough

"THIS IS THE BEST HORROR NOVEL I HAVE EVER READ. Even Shirley Jackson, her Majesty, would have to concede to this one." - Natasha Pulley


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