By Diane Chamberlian
A Meticulously Built Story That Keeps You On The Edge Of Your Seat
Architects Kayla Carter and her husband have designed and are building a beautiful home in the new Shadow Ridge Estates development in Round Hill. It was a home where they would raise their three-year-old daughter and grow old together. But instead, Kayla’s husband died in an accident while building the house in 2010.
Kayla is no longer excited about the house and is further frightened when a mysterious woman visits her at her office and threatens her against moving in. The woods and lake behind the property are thought to be haunted, and the new home is now being targeted by vandals leaving threatening messages.
Kayla’s neighbor Ellie Hockley grew up in Round Hill, just up the street from Kayla’s new house. As a teenager, Ellie left town in 1965 to join the fight for civil rights against the wishes of her scandalized family. When Ellie fell in love with a fellow volunteer, she discovered the frightening nature of the people living in Round Hill. When Ellie shares her story with Kayla, some long-buried secrets about the dark history of the land where Kayla house was built are revealed,
THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET grabs your attention in the first few pages and makes you want to know more. How could Kayla move into this house where her husband died? What does Ellie know about this property? Set in North Carolina, the chapters alternate between the lives of Kayla in 2010, and Ellie in 1965.
The story is meticulously built and keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. Kayla who had just lost her husband and is now getting threats and Ellie who worked with the Civil Rights movement during the Summer of 1965 are expertly drawn smart, strong female characters. The writing weaves a tale that effortlessly blends the past and the present
Author Diane Chamberlain makes you feel the fear, pain, and courage that envelopes this dramatic and tension-filled story. Chamberlain has written 28 novels that focus on relationships between men and women, parents and children, sisters and brothers, friends and enemies, and the way people struggle with life’s trials and tribulations.
Thanks to Netgalley and St. Martin Press for an advance reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Publisher St. Martins Press
Published January 11, 2022