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Catriona Ward

Autor/a de The Last House on Needless Street

7+ obres 2,752 Membres 130 Ressenyes 1 preferits

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Obres de Catriona Ward

The Last House on Needless Street (2021) 1,469 exemplars
Sundial (2022) 461 exemplars
Little Eve (2018) 343 exemplars
The Girl From Rawblood (2015) 256 exemplars
Looking Glass Sound (2023) 221 exemplars
A Hotel in Germany 1 exemplars
La casa nel deserto 1 exemplars

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Cursed: An Anthology of Dark Fairy Tales (2020) — Col·laborador — 203 exemplars
Wonderland (2019) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
The Winter Spirits: Ghostly Tales for Festive Nights (2023) — Col·laborador — 59 exemplars
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Twelve (2020) — Col·laborador — 55 exemplars
The Best Horror of the Year: Volume Thirteen (2021) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
After Sundown (Fiction Without Frontiers) (2020) — Col·laborador — 42 exemplars
New Fears II - Brand New Horror Stories by Masters of the Macabre (2018) — Col·laborador — 38 exemplars
Phantoms: Haunting Tales from Masters of the Genre (2018) — Col·laborador — 31 exemplars
Dark and Stormy Nights (2020) — Col·laborador — 3 exemplars

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Data de naixement
alive
Gènere
female
Nacionalitat
USA
Lloc de naixement
Washington, D.C., USA

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Es lo mejor que he leído este 2021 y de lo mejor que podré leer nunca. En mi top de lecturas que te vuelan la cabeza. No tengo palabras.

No busqueis info sobre la trama, simplemente disfrutad la novela.
 
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Cabask | Hi ha 79 ressenyes més | Mar 27, 2024 |
Possible Triggers: Domestic Violence
Rob Cussen lives in a beautiful California suburb with her handsome husband Irving and two daughters, Callie and Annie. Her life is beginning to become undone, and the cracks are beginning to show. Irving cheats on her constantly, and while Annie, the youngest and her favorite, is the sweetest child, she worries about the strange, friendless twelve-year-old Callie. Still, she’s determined to give the girls a normal, "All-American" life...a type of life that she had been denied. So-what if it means putting up with the increasingly violent Irving, whose bitterness toward her no longer emerges just through his cheating. These two have knock-down, drag-out fights that sometimes have Rob running for her life. Still, she can't bring herself to leave him. She’s determined to stay in this nightmare of a marriage...are you ready for this? To give her daughters a "stable??", family life with both parents. This was the first of many times that I wanted to hit her upside the head with the book!! Then an incident between her children occurs that forces her to finally face the truth that she’s been trying to hide. Shocked into action by the violence she witnesses between her girls, she decides to take Callie, the main instigator, back with her to her family’s home out in the Mojave Desert. The reader gets both sides of the story both from Rob and Callie’s perspectives. The story is a frightening puzzle of a novel that unfolds in overlapping layers as Rob struggles with the need for both supremacy and survival...especially from her eldest daughter. Her past has marked her, but is Callie destined to the same fate or is Rob just giving in to the madness and paranoia in trying to "save her child? I was surprised by how few of the plot twists I could see in this tale of this complicated, terrible family and the ghosts of the past that haunted them. Rob and Callie are difficult, almost impossible characters to like, but by the end, I was more invested in them both. The author has managed to cleverly unravel this families seemingly terrible decisions in such unexpected yet realistic ways, making this one of the most startlingly convincing novels I have ever read.… (més)
 
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Carol420 | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2024 |
This was a very entertaining read…a true page turner…

I think different people may get different things from the readings….I realized part of what was going on after the first few chapters.
I think this is because the author tried to be very fair about the whole thing.

After about a hundred pages…. I went a little further and had decided they were all the missing girls sister…This was caused by the music box Ted had with the broken ballerina… I felt like the author was trying to clue people in to the fact that the speaker was really the girl whose dance school dreams had been ruined….


Anyway…book can be read for the story,, enjoying the twist….or red knowing what she is doing and seeing how she hints at it throughout.

A Russian doll of a book, indeed
… (més)
 
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cspiwak | Hi ha 79 ressenyes més | Mar 6, 2024 |
Twisty good fun!
 
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eboods | Hi ha 19 ressenyes més | Feb 28, 2024 |

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Obres
7
També de
9
Membres
2,752
Popularitat
#9,325
Valoració
½ 3.8
Ressenyes
130
ISBN
76
Llengües
8
Preferit
1

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