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Sundial by Catriona Ward

Title

Sundial

Book Details

Genre: Horror
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Tor Nightfirre

Book Description

Sundial is a new, twisty psychological horror novel from Catriona Ward, internationally bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street.

You can’t escape what’s in your blood…

All Rob wanted was a normal life. She almost got it, too: a husband, two kids, a nice house in the suburbs. But Rob fears for her oldest daughter, Callie, who collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends. Rob sees a darkness in Callie, one that reminds her too much of the family she left behind.

She decides to take Callie back to her childhood home, to Sundial, deep in the Mojave Desert. And there she will have to make a terrible choice.

Callie is worried about her mother. Rob has begun to look at her strangely and speaks of past secrets. And Callie fears that only one of them will leave Sundial alive…

The mother and daughter embark on a dark, desert journey to the past in the hopes of redeeming their future.

Author

Catriona Ward was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford, and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia.

My Thoughts & Takeaways

“It’s possible to feel the horror of something and to accept it all at the same time. How else could we cope with being alive?”

Just like Ward’s previous book, I don’t want to give too much information. I think you should go in without knowing anything if possible.

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I continue to be blown away by the cleverness of Ward’s writing and here unending twists. I’m honestly torn if I love Sundial or Last House on Needless Street more. I think I enjoyed the overall story of Last House better but I was immediately hooked with Sundial.

Favorite Quotes

“It’s possible to feel the horror of something and to accept it all at the same time. How else could we cope with being alive?”

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Ashley Hubbard is a blogger and freelance writer based in Nashville, Tennessee focusing on sustainability, travel, books, plants, coffee, veganism, mental health, and more. She has two other websites - wild-hearted.com and odditiesandcuriositiestravel.com

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