By Catriona Ward,

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“DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying.” —Stephen King

Sharp as a snakebite, Sundial is a gripping novel about the secrets we bury from the ones we love most, from Catriona Ward, the author of The Last House on Needless Street.

You can't escape what's in your blood...

Rob has…

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Why read it?

2 authors picked Sundial as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

I love a little horror in my thrillers and this look at a deeply layered dysfunctional family is one of the creepiest I’ve read. Catriona’s writing is disturbing (in the best possible way), her use of metaphors evokes exactly the right image and I’m incredibly jealous of her talent. This book takes you places. Dark places. But it’s worth it. Even Stephen King himself said - “DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying.”

The Plot: Rob is worried about her eldest daughter Callie. She collects bones and oddities and talks to imaginary friends. She decides to take her on a…

Sister relationships are tense and intimate and lifelong, and the one at the heart of Sundial is no exception. Rob tells the story of her childhood to her daughter Callie in the middle of the desert where she grew up, surrounded by buried bodies and a legacy of torture. Callie, accompanied by the ghost of a puppy and a transparent girl she calls Pale Callie, is struggling to understand herself, and the truth of her strangeness lies in her mother’s past. The life Rob shared with her twin sister Jack–raised in the wild by scientists who surgically alter dogs–unfolds in…

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