The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward starts out disorienting.
It’s hard to get a handle on what’s going on.
As it continues and more is revealed, it becomes even more disorienting. But I don’t want to tell you how!
I fear that telling you *anything* about the plot points of the book would be to spoil it. So I’ll just give you the bare basics.
It involves three main characters who live in a big, somewhat ramshackle house on Needless Street:
>>Ted Bannerman, a man with mental delays, or issues, or both
>>Lauren, Ted’s tween daughter
>>Olivia, Ted’s sentient, foul-mouthed, Bible-reading cat
Ok, that’s all you get. Just read it. Go in blind. Trust me on this. All of the reviews praising this book are correct.
And on that note, here’s my spoiler-free mid-book review, in which I say pretty much the same thing as above, but in video format!