It’s a real pleasure to share another of my online reviews with My Weekly. This time it’s of The Last House on the Street by Nikki May.
Published by Headline on 20th January 2022, The Last House on the Street is available for purchase through these links.
The Last House on the Street
1965. A young white female student becomes involved in the fight for civil rights in North Carolina, falling in love with one of her fellow activists, a Black man, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden from family, friends and especially the reemerging Ku Klux Klan. As tensions rise in the town, she realises not everyone is who they appear to be.
2010. A recently widowed architect moves into the home she and her late husband designed, heartbroken that he will never cross the threshold. But when disturbing things begin to happen, it’s clear that someone is sending her a warning. Who is trying to frighten her away, and why?
Decades later, past and present are set to collide in the last house on the street…
My Review of The Last House on the Street
My full review of The Last House on the Street can be found on the My Weekly website here.
However, here I can say that The Last House on the Street is a compelling, unnerving dual timeline narrative that unsettles the reader and provides considerable food for thought. I thought it was excellent.
About Diane Chamberlain
Diane Chamberlain is a multiple Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author whose books have been published in more than 20 languages. She is beloved by readers around the world for novels that inspire conversation, are rich with emotion and laced with secrets. Her years working as a social worker and psychotherapist inspired many of her characters and stories. Born and raised in New Jersey, she now makes her home in North Carolina, the setting for her most recent books.