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Summary

From the Sunday Times top 10 best-selling author of The Silent Sister and Big Lies in a Small Town comes a powerful, gripping and unmissable new novel. 

Secrets won't stay silent for ever.

2020. 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?

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, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden from family, friends and especially the re-emerging 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....

©2022 Diane Chamberlain (P)2021 Macmillan Audio

Critic reviews

"With beautifully drawn characters and a string of twists that will keep you guessing right up to the end." (Stylist)

"Chamberlain puts so much grit, emotion and drama into her books that it's impossible to stop thinking about them." (Heat)

What listeners say about The Last House on the Street: This family's secret won't stay hidden for ever...

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Engrossing and shocking

This was a dual time frame story set in the 60s during the civil rights campaigns and in modern times. As the book progresses, the two stories become entwined, leading to the inevitable truth. The story is about love and family, justice and responsibility.
The reader’s gentle southern voice was just perfect for the book.

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One of the best

This is one of the most engrossing books I have listened to. The narrator is amazing and carries you along with the story set between the mid sixties and the civil rights movement in America’s south to the present day when old wounds surface.
At first I didn’t realise we were hearing two different times but as soon as I did the story made sense and I couldn’t stop listening.
I am going to look for more books by Diane Chamberlain because she’s a superb storyteller.
Highly recommended

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loved this book

Good story, I don't think we should forget, this story is powerful enough to remind us. The narrative is excellent, I really enjoyed. definitely one to listen.

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Another good novel

Diane Chamberlain is an expert in these atmospheric stories Its unbelievable that this occurred in my own personal lifetime so l do feel enlightened Susan Bennett is also genius narrator of the southern American accent she really does draw you in to tell you the story The characters where totally believable

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wow

another page turner from my number 1 author stunningly written an
narrated excellently highly recommended

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Excellent narration and masterful writing

This book is both warm and chilling. An engrossing read that's not to be missed.

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Predictable

Predictable but fairly enjoyable. Conveys an important message about inequality. Narrator was fair. Will not be following the author

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Amazing 6*

Just to preface this, I give 5 stars to everything unless it is not good so now I’m stuck with the system even though it annoys me!

This was superb. Deep, meaningful, emotional. Beautifully written and excellent narration by Susan Bennett, a favourite of mine. Diane Chamberlain is a relatively new author to me but I’m loving her writing so far.

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Loved it , great narrator telling an exceptional story. Might listen to it again, certainly recommend it.

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Gripping story

Great book and a great ending. couldn't stop listening. Highly recommended. Will be one I will definitely listen to again.

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Sad when this book ended

Loveeed it. I am so invested in these characters I miss them! Great read intertwined with an amazing history lesson for us all.