The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

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Book Genre Block - "Emotional" Person standing between bright earth and desolate earth

Rating: 4 out of 5.

This was just a haunting, sad, and yet beautiful story. Chamberlain is such an outstanding storyteller, and I have loved each book I have read by her.

The characters are so compelling and impossible to walk away from. Once you start this story, you will need to see it through because there will be so many answers you need!

This one is told through a dual narrative and timeline, and I really enjoyed both. This was wonderfully written, and I highly recommend it! I listened to this one and read the physical copy, and I would recommend either format!

I think this one could have some triggers for people, so content warnings: racism and acts of violence, KKK activity, loss of a spouse.

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From bestselling author Diane Chamberlain comes an irresistible new novel that perfectly interweaves history, mystery, and social justice.

When Kayla Carter’s husband dies in an accident while building their dream house, she knows she has to stay strong for their four-year-old daughter. But the trophy home in Shadow Ridge Estates, a new development in sleepy Round Hill, North Carolina, will always hold tragic memories. But when she is confronted by an odd, older woman telling her not to move in, she almost agrees. It’s clear this woman has some kind of connection to the area…and a connection to Kayla herself. Kayla’s elderly new neighbor, Ellie Hockley, is more welcoming, but it’s clear she, too, has secrets that stretch back almost fifty years. Is Ellie on a quest to right the wrongs of the past? And does the house at the end of the street hold the key? Told in dual time periods, The Last House on the Street is a novel of shocking prejudice and violence, forbidden love, the search for justice, and the tangled vines of two families.

Just the Facts:

The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain
Genre: Historical Fiction
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Pub Date: January 11, 2022


I was provided a gifted copy of this book for free. I am leaving my honest review voluntarily.

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