The Last House on the Street


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, a Black man, 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. 2010. 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? Decades later, past and present are set to collide in the last house on the street.

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The unforgettable, pulse-pounding new novel from the multi-Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author.

‘My heart was in my mouth as I raced through it. You have to read this one’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘Taut, compelling and moving’ ADELE PARKS
‘Powerful and page-turning’ CATHY KELLY
‘A masterpiece’ SALLY HEPWORTH
‘A taut, edge-of-your-seat tale’ CHANDLER BAKER

A street where the neighbours are always watching. A family’s secret lies behind closed doors.

2010. Grieving widow Kayla Carter moves into the beautiful home she and her husband designed, along with her young daughter. But when disturbing things begin to happen, it’s clear someone is sending her a warning. Who is trying to frighten her, and why?

1965. Young white student Ellie Hockley joins the fight for civil rights, and falls in love with a fellow activist, a Black man, in a time and place where an interracial relationship must be hidden, especially from the Ku Klux Klan. When rumours catch fire, Ellie realises the town folk she has trusted all her life could be the most dangerous ones of all…



‘Had me guessing right to the end. Highly recommend. Some stories just stay with you. This will stay with me ? ? ? ? ?’

‘Diane Chamberlain has done it again. It’s another unputdownable read. The ending was great, a wonderful climax’

‘Excellent page-turner. It’s the sort of book you go to sleep thinking about when you’ve read the last chapter. Highly recommend ? ? ? ? ?’

‘A stunning, powerful, emotional and immersive read. Chamberlain is a powerful storyteller and I could not put this book down ? ? ? ? ?’

‘As per usual Diane pulled out all the stops. Fantastic style of writing as always. It pulled me forwards from the very start and had me guessing all the way through ? ? ? ? ?’

‘I really liked the two strong women featured in this novel ? ? ? ? ?’

‘I loved it ? ? ? ? ?’

‘Hooks you in from the start and is full of unpredictable twists and turns. I found this book to be completely gripping and I absolutely adored it’

Acclaim for The Last House on the Street:

‘A compelling mystery that will keep you turning those pages well past lights out’ Woman & Home

‘Thoughtful, vivid storytelling’ Good Housekeeping, top ten books to read this month

‘I loved how past and present connections were revealed’ Prima

‘Diane Chamberlain is at her absolute best. Sensitively and unflinchingly told, this novel will make you cry, seethe, swoon and rageSally Hepworth, NYT bestselling author of The Good Sister

‘Diane Chamberlain elegantly braids together two stories, set apart by history, to render this taut, edge-of-your-seat tale of two women… As compelling as it is important, the novel’s focus…will no doubt make it a favorite amongst book clubs everywhere Chandler Baker, NYT bestselling author of Whisper Network

Additional information

Weight 340 g
Dimensions 19.6 × 12.8 × 3.8 cm










1st paperback ed


813.6 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K

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