A small town divided by prejudice. A secret that won't remain silent... The unforgettable new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Silent Sister and Big Lies in a Small Town is a gripping Book Club read that will stay with you. 'Compelling, important, devastating: you have to read this one' Sunday Times Clare Mackintosh 'Both powerful and page-turning... Diane Chamberlain is wonderful' Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Kelly 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... 'Diane Chamberlain is at her absolute best in this dual timeline about Ellie, a young crusader for civil rights in 1965; Kayla, the woman who moves into the house next door 45 years later, and the woods that connect more than just their properties. Sensitively and unflinchingly told, this novel will make you cry, seethe, swoon and rage. I've loved every book Diane Chamberlain has written, but The Last House on The Street is, without doubt, is her masterpiece' Sally 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 reckoning with the dark truth of the land they each call home. As compelling as it is important, the novel's focus on the efforts of a group of college students in the South during the Civil Rights movement will no doubt make it a favorite amongst book clubs everywhere' Chandler Baker, NYT bestselling author of Whisper Network READERS ARE LOVING THE LAST HOUSE ON THE STREET: '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' '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!' 'Excellent page-turner. It's the sort of book you go to sleep thinking about when you've read the last chapter for the evening! 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 from the very start and had me guessing all the way through *****' 'I really liked the two strong women featured in this novel. *****' 'A really great read. I really loved it *****'
Diane Chamberlain is a multiple Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author whose books have been published in more than 20 languages. She is beloved by readers around the world for novels that inspire conversation, are rich with emotion and laced with secrets. Her years working as a social worker and psychotherapist inspired many of her characters and stories. Born and raised in New Jersey, she now makes her home in North Carolina, the setting for her most recent books.More About Diane Chamberlain