The Last House On Needless Street

The Last House On Needless Street Catriona Ward
Pub date 18th March 2021
Publisher (UK) Viper
Publisher (US) Tor, Macmillan
International publishers Pensamento (Brazil), Sonatina (Croatia), Dobrovsky s.r.o (Czech Republic), Varrak (Estonia), Sonatine (France), Festa Verlag (Germany), Metaihmio (Greece), Maxim Könyvkiadó (Hungary), Sperling & Kupfer (Italy), Hayakawa (Japan), Sigongsa (Korea), Tyto Alba (Lithuania), Nepko (Mongolia), Wydawnictwo Poznańskie (Poland), Porto Editora (Portugal), Corint Books (Romania), Eksmo (Russia), Ikar (Slovak), Alianza (Spain), Spring International (Taiwan), Biblio Co. Ltd (Thailand), Ithaki (Turkey), Vivat (Ukraine), Film rights optioned by Imaginarium Productions.            

In a forest at the end of Needless Street, something lies buried. But it’s not what you think…

Ted lives in the last house on Needless Street, at the edge of a wild forest, his only company a disapproving cat and his eleven-year-old daughter, Lauren. When Ted gets confused he calls them both ‘kitten’. Ted has always been strange, but he’s becoming stranger. He sets up false online dating profiles, comes home late with the scents of bone and fear on his hands. He spends nights in the forest, digging amongst the paper birches. Then a mysterious woman, who believes Ted had something to do with her younger sister’s disappearance when they were children, moves into the abandoned house next door. And when Lauren goes missing, suspicion turns to terror.

An extraordinary gothic thriller that delivers a dozen twists and turns, The Last House on Needless Street is a thrilling tour de force with an ending that’s impossible to forget.


Praise for The Last House on Needless Street:

‘I haven’t read anything this exciting since Gone Girl‘ – Stephen King

‘Believe the hype… a masterclass’ – Kiran Millwood Hargrave

‘Books like this don’t come around too often’ – Joanne Harris


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