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The Last House on the Street by Diane Chamberlain

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Headline
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

Secrets won’t stay silent for ever.

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? It is only when she meets an elderly neighbour that she learns the street has a shocking and tragic past. A past that some will go to any lengths to keep hidden.

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, 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.
Decades later, past and present are set to collide in the last house on the street…

My Thoughts

When I say that this is a book that you’ll not be able to put down, I am not joking, it’s so addictive and intriguing that you can’t stop turning pages till the end. 
The author, Diane Chamberlain, has created another masterpiece where reality is mixed with suspense, to show us that the truth is always revealed, it doesn’t matter how long it takes.
This book is told between two different times. In the past a young woman has lost her husband and now has to make the difficult decision to go and live at the house he died with their little daughter. And, in 1964 where a young white woman decided to fight for civil rights in North Carolina.
I am sure that the main question is, how is it possible that these two women have a history in common? Of course you’ll have to read the book to know all the details!
This book is not only about the mystery of who is trying to frighten Kayla to move to her new house, but of the past of Ellie, how a summer completed her and her relationship with her family.
This book shows a raw vision of racism, white violence and hate; but at the same time how it affects the people that suffer it. I think the only way to stop racism is to stand up and stop, not saying anything when it happens is being part of the problem. It’s time that we all take a step further and say stop, don’t you think?
I love books that make me think and make me want to change the society that we live in. This one makes you want to fight for a better world, a better place for our children and respect for all humans that we live on this planet.
Are you ready to see “The Last House on the Street”?

About The Author

Diane Chamberlain is the New York Times, USA Today and (London) Sunday Times best-selling author of 27 novels. The daughter of a school principal who supplied her with a new book almost daily, Diane quickly learned the emotional power of story. Although she wrote many small “books” as a child, she didn’t seriously turn to writing fiction until her early thirties when she was waiting for a delayed doctor’s appointment with nothing more than a pad, a pen, and an idea. She was instantly hooked.
Diane was born and raised in Plainfield, New Jersey and lived for many years in both San Diego and northern Virginia. She received her master’s degree in clinical social work from San Diego State University. Prior to her writing career, she was a hospital social worker in both San Diego and Washington, D.C, and a psychotherapist in private practice in Alexandria, Virginia, working primarily with adolescents.
More than two decades ago, Diane was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, which changed the way she works: She wrote two novels using voice recognition software before new medication allowed her to get back to typing. She feels fortunate that her arthritis is not more severe and that she’s able to enjoy everyday activities as well as keep up with a busy travel schedule.
Diane lives in North Carolina with her significant other, photographer John Pagliuca, and their odd but lovable Shetland Sheepdog, Cole.

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