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Sundial: Exclusive Edition (Hardback)Catriona Ward (author)
Imbued with the same exquisitely wrought darkness as Ward's The Last House on Needless Street, Sundial sees a possessive mother bring her two daughters back to the Mojave Desert of her youth for a dreadful reckoning.
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You can't escape the desert. You can't escape Sundial.
Rob fears for her daughters. For Callie, who collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends. For Annie, because she fears what Callie might do to her.
Rob sees a darkness in Callie, one that reminds her 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 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 Callie is beginning to wonder if only one of them will leave Sundial alive...
From the bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street comes a stunning thriller exploring the toxicity of the mother-daughter bond, and the power of the past to twist the present.
Publisher: Profile Books Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Dimensions: 234 x 153 mm
'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, author of The Lamplighters
'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, author of A Headful of Ghosts
'Catriona Ward has done it again. What happens when the evil in our souls destroys the good? When the ghosts we see are real? A unique and superbly written psychological horror from a talented writer at the top of her game' - Essie Fox, author of Somnambulist
'There's dark and then there's Catriona Ward dark. Ambitious, brutal and breathtakingly original, Sundial horrifies and impresses in equal measure' - Tammy Cohen, author of When She Was Bad
'Sundial confirms Catriona Ward as one of the brightest stars in horror fiction. As compelling and unique a voice for the twenty-first century as Shirley Jackson was for the twentieth' - Christopher Golden, author of Road of Bones
'Evocative, lyrical and beautiful, with a lightness of touch at the darkest moments. What a clever, interesting novel, which has so much to say about families, the shadow of the past and the power of story telling to redeem. I absolutely loved it' - Araminta Hall, author of Perfect Strangers
'Even better than The Last House on Needless Street. Dark and unsettling, creepy and enthralling' - Lisa Hall, author of The Party
'I absolutely adored it. Sundial is a book that will scorch the chambers your heart with the ferocity and heat of a desert wind. It lingers long afterward, like the sting of a slap' - Matt Wesolowski, author of Six Stories
'A mesmerising and extraordinary book. Chilling, fascinating and shocking' - Roz Watkins, author of The Devil's Dice
'Absolutely, stunningly, heartbreakingly wonderful. A wild beast of a book' - Virginia Feito, author of Mrs March
'Gothic in the blistering heat of the desert sun. Sublime writing. Astonishing and wonderful' - Kate Griffin, author of Kitty Peck and the Music Hall Murders
'A genius piece of storytelling. This is true horror, the horror of everyday life that we make ourselves blind to, horror that is brutal, truthful, terrifying' - Alma Katsu author of The Hunger
'Sundial could only have sprung from the brilliant, twisty mind of Catriona Ward. I loved it. Unnerving and clever, disturbing and beautiful. I know I'll read it again and again - and I can't wait' - Holly Watt, author of To The Lions
'Superb... another knockout. Evocative and lyrical, it's a heat-soaked Gothic nightmare - and a true masterclass in storytelling' - Katie Lowe, author of The Furies
'Catriona Ward is an absolute talent. She has written a novel so rich and beautifully layered about the lengths we go to when we are in a state of primitive fear. Sundial is spellbinding' - Liv Matthews, author of The Prank
'Oh god this book. Dark and visceral and original. I loved it' - Louise Beech, author of I Am Dust
'Brilliant. It gradually becomes more disturbing and twisted as the layers are peeled back. Excellent and unnerving. I loved it' - Guy Morpuss, author of Five Minds
'I'm pretty sure my life will never be the same again. Sundial is a masterpiece' - J.M. Hewitt, author of The Life She Wants
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