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Sundial

(2022)
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'DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK' - STEPHEN KING
'Creepy, individual and gripping' - IAN RANKIN
'A thrilling hall of mirrors filled with twists' - ALEX MICHAELIDES
'Brilliant and moving' - SARAH PINBOROUGH

Rob is afraid of her daughter.

Callie collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends, and Rob is afraid of what she might to do Annie, her younger sister. She sees a darkness in Callie that reminds her of the family she left behind, and a life she has tried to forget.

Seeing no other way to keep Annie safe, she decides to take Callie back to Sundial, her childhood home deep in the Mojave Desert. And there she will have to make a terrible choice.

Callie is afraid of her mother.

Rob has begun to look at her strangely. To tell her secrets about her past that both disturb and excite her.

And they are both afraid that only one of them will make it back from Sundial alive...

A gripping gothic masterpiece from the bestselling and award-winning author of THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET, SUNDIAL is a must-read for fans of GIRL A and SHARP OBJECTS.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Absolutely, stunningly, heartbreakingly wonderful. A wild beast of a book." - Virginia Feito

"As if we needed further evidence, Sundial confirms Catriona Ward as one of the brightest stars in horror fiction. As compelling and unique a voice for the 21st century as Shirley Jackson was for the 20th. She's brilliant." - Christopher Golden

"A deeply dark and unexpected tale about families, love, hate, the long shadow of the past, and the redemptive power of storytelling. Clever, poetic and immersive." - Araminta Hall

"It's a cracker, even better than The Last House on Needless Street. It was dark, and unsettling, and creepy and enthralling." - Lisa Hall

"This novel is reminiscent of the best of Shirley Jackson and Joyce Carol Oates, and I cannot think of higher praise." - Thomas Olde Heuvelt

"There are two things you must know about Sundial. First, it's a great read, a genius piece of storytelling. But second, this is true horror, the horror of everyday life that we make ourselves blind to, horror that is brutal, truthful, terrifying. Catriona Ward knows horror." - Alma Katsu

"DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying." - Stephen King

"A story where nothing is what it seems - a thrilling hall of mirrors full of deeply disturbing twists. This book will haunt you." - Alex Michaelides

"Catriona Ward has done it again with Sundial. Elegantly horrifying, this tale of a family's darker-than-dark past drives the knife in deep and isn't afraid to twist. It's a desert-dust nightmare with a scorpion's sting, and I LOVED it." - Emma Stonex

"Holy moly, Sundial plumbs the psychological depths and traps of toxic relationships, expertly mixing suspense, shocks, and menace. It's a wild, twisted family gothic unlike any you've read before, and one you won't soon forget." - Paul Tremblay


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