The Last House on the Street (by Diane Chamberlain) … emotional dual timeline book

I enjoy dual timeline books and the author has done an excellent job of having you invested in each time period. As someone who grew up during times of racial tension in North Carolina, I could relate to the earlier time in the book. I was impressed by Elli’s sense of justice and her willingness and dedication to the cause of allowing blacks the right to vote. I think we have too easily forgotten the fear the families experienced as they only wanted something that was a right … not a privilege. The present day storyline is also wrought with emotion. The tears were streaming down my face and I found myself gasping in horror and shock. And what a twist at the end. Though not an easy and light read, it is definitely one to put on your to-be-read list.

Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for my advanced review copy. All opinions and thoughts are my own.

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