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Sundial
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Sundial is a new, twisty psychological horror novel from Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street. The new face of literary dark fiction. Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes 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. Far from her childhood home, Sundial, hidden deep in the wild Mojave Desert. But beneath the veneer, Rob is terrified 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. Running from her past has led her directly back to it -- whats buried at Sundial could never stay a secret forever, and Rob must risk one last trip out there to protect her family, and her future. A true nerve-shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end. Stephen King on The Last House on Needless Street At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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TamTracy
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Very original storyline. The only downfall is that I wasn‘t connected to any of the characters. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Reggie These people were all crazy. 3mo
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Booknerd222
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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First horror of the season!

Booknerd222 I usually don‘t put Trigger Warnings for books but this one had quite a bit… TW for spousal abuse/ child abuse/ animal experiments, gore, medical content 4mo
Reggie Right from the getgo she‘s like I knew my husband cheated when my daughter got chickenpox. I was like, I guess she doesn‘t waste any time. Lol literally the first sentence paragraph. 4mo
Booknerd222 Yeah, then she was all like omfg I hate my child she‘s so annoying and I need her to shut up and uhg my husband is a dick and I hate them both 4mo
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aperfectmjk
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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@Larkken your stuck on this weird creepy island, you find a crate, and in that crate are 10 books. You also find a note, "Read me if you want to get out alive."

Good luck! Go #TeamSlaughter!

#trappedonanisland #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick @StayCurious

Larkken I think you must have read my mind, I have many of these on hold already! Thanks and happy reading! 4mo
Clwojick There‘s some good ones on here! I love Horrorstor 🖤🫣 4mo
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she.hearts.horror
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Panpan

I would like my time back. 💀

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ErraticElle
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Mehso-so

A weird & creepy read, but one that ended up just okay. I disliked the protagonist's attitude toward her daughter from the start. Dark & weird, playing with boundaries of reality & left me confused several times...in a good way. Definitely disturbing & had times when I was absolutely interested & intrigued, but then the plot would take a tangent or return to the oddly inserted book with in a book & I would be back to not caring. Frustrating.

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ericarobynreads
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Sundial by Catriona Ward is a tale that pushes the question, “How far would you go for those that you love?” to the most extreme limit. Filled with family dysfunction, scientific testing, and love, this story will take readers on quite a dark trip!

Sundial is a must read for fans of stories with really twisted and dark dysfunctional families.

https://www.ericarobynreads.com/book-review-sundial-by-catriona-ward/

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magyklyXdelish
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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#2022ReadingBracket ✨UPDATE✨

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magyklyXdelish
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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5 beautiful amazing stars for this masterpiece. Very slow build that has you wondering where it‘s going for a big part of the journey. However, once the pieces start to fall in place it‘s a one two punch in the gut. Quite possibly a contender for one of my all time faves.

allureofbeauty I‘d really like to read this one. 7mo
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night_shift
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Wow, this was rough but very engaging! I couldn't stop listening and went back and forth on liking and hating Rob. But in the end, I liked her despite all her faults and I guess that's the point of the book.

Sundial sounds like it was probably pretty cool in its heyday, sans the dog experiments I mean.

night_shift TW below. 7mo
night_shift Child abuse, spousal abuse, animal cruelty/experimentation/death, blood, needles (at least once in a pretty gross way 👁) 7mo
DGRachel Thanks for the TW. I bailed early on, but left it on my “maybe later” shelf. With the animal cruelty/experimentation, I definitely won‘t try again. 7mo
night_shift @DGRachel yeah, no problem! It's definately a little rough at times, so that's understandable! 7mo
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rsteve388
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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@Maggie4483 @LoverOfLearning @HeathHof Here are my picks for #LMPBC Group Q let me know what you think!

HeathHof Wow! These all sound good. My top two would probably be Sundial and Chasing the Boogey Man but I would be down with any of these. 7mo
Maggie4483 Yeah, definitely just stacked all of those. My vote would go to The Girl with a Clock for a Heart or Chasing the Boogey Man (but, like @HeathHof I‘d be happy with any of them). 7mo
rsteve388 @LoverOfLearning Any opinions on the book selection? 7mo
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rsteve388 @Maggie4483 and @HeathHof I haven't heard anything from @LoverOfLearning so I am gonna start reading Chasing the Boogey Man and I'll send it out, when I am done. Happy Reading 7mo
HeathHof @rsteve388 @Maggie4483 Sounds good! I emailed her last night just to check in and haven't heard back yet. I hope she's OK and to hear back from her. I'll go ahead and start The Final Girls. 7mo
Maggie4483 @rsteve388 @HeathHof I‘m going ahead with The Magpies. @LoverOfLearning - hope to hear from you soon! ❤️ 7mo
LoverOfLearning @Maggie4483 hi I'm here I'm sorry! I was sick and down for the count. Magpies is on my TBR so that's an excellent choice. 6mo
LoverOfLearning @rsteve388 Chasing the Boogyman sounds excellent!! Good pick. 6mo
rsteve388 @LoverOfLearning What book are you picking for this round? 6mo
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Marialou
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Pickpick

Atmospheric, weird and creepy. Lots of twists and a great ending.

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keithlafo
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Pickpick

A masterpiece of literary horror. It climbs into your bones and gnaws at the marrow. A must-read.

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Twainy
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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🎧 The Last House on Needless Street meets … dogs 😢

Psychological thriller. At one point I thought … is this an unreliable narrator? LOL it was good & weird & had a satisfying ending.

There‘s trigger warnings, this is a horror story. Read at your own risk.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TrishB This sounds good 👍🏻 8mo
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DavidDiamond
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Mehso-so

I LOVED Needless Street but was underwhelmed by this one. That's not to say it's bad, I just didn't find it as engaging, but I was invested enough into the story that I wanted answers!
I didn't find this tale about a dysfunctional family particularly scary, but rather disturbing and quite gross (Maggots!). The fictional story within the story seemed unnecessary and the cliffhanger ending was annoying. Trigger warnings for child/animal abuse.

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WanderingBookaneer
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Reader, I bought it.

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DGRachel
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Oh reading slumps, how I loathe thee. I had a digital ARC of this through NetGalley but didn‘t get to it before pub date so I got the audiobook from my library. I was really excited for it. 2% of the way into a 13 hour audiobook and I hate all of the characters and am bailing. 😭😭😭 I know it‘s because I‘m super grumpy but now I‘m also super sad. Maybe I‘ll go see if the library has any fluffy audiobooks available now

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vivastory
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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I was gifted a Target gift card by a coworker last Friday, so naturally I ordered books. These are two of my most anticipated of the year. Can't wait to read them!

Branwen Whoo hoo! Congrats on the awesome book haul! 💕📚I'm planning to start Young Mungo soon! I'm really curious to hear what you think of Sundial! I ended up not reading the library copy I checked out a few weeks back because some goodreads reviews implied there was a lot of animal violence/death. I'm now relying on your review to help me determine whether I should try and read it after all! 😂 I really loved The Last House on Needless Street! 10mo
vivastory @Branwen Thanks!! I'm really looking forward to both of them. I'll definitely let you know about any triggers in Sundial. 10mo
DavidDiamond Those were the last two books I just read. Loved Mungo. Sundial…not so much. And those trigger warnings are accurate. 9mo
vivastory @DavidDiamond Thanks for your feedback! I've heard great things about the Stuart and a lot of mixed reviews on the Ward. 9mo
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AmandaBlaze
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Recap #20in4 #Readathon
Read Darkness Outside Us, Destroyer of Light, and Sundial. I made the 20+ chapters in 4 days goal.
@Andrew65

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AmandaBlaze
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Catriona Ward is fast becoming one of my go-to authors for modern horror. Creepy and well-written.

WJCintron LOVE that cover! 😍 Those colors!! 10mo
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AmandaBlaze
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Day 2 of #20in4 #Readathon: I haven't been able to read much due to weather migraines, but I did read 90 pages of Sundial last night.
@Andrew65

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Addison_Reads
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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My first thought when I finished this was, "Holy crap that was disturbing, but so good."

This book took a turn I wasn't expecting at all, but it was such a wild ride that messed with my head in all the ways I love a good psychological horror book to.

Ward delivers a great story with some truly great characters. I will be looking for more books by this author now.

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candc320
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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This has been such a weird reading month…I‘m either loving books or DNFing them (which is new for me…I‘ve never really DNF‘d books before). I really enjoyed The House on Needless Street and was so excited for this one. But I‘ve made it halfway through and find myself making myself keep reading. I‘m sure there are big twists just around the corner but I‘m not in the mood for waiting anymore. Maybe I‘ll give this one a shot at another time 🤷🏼‍♀️

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RyanMHoward
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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SUNDIAL by Catiorina Ward

When Rob discovers her young daughter Callie has homicidal urges, she takes her to Sundial, the private estate in the desert where Rob grew up. There Rob tells Callie her life story—and how they may have more in common than Callie realizes . . .

Bluntly put, this a powerful, heartbreaking story. It reads in such a way that you feel like you know what‘s to come—which makes all the twists & turns that much more impactful.

Twainy This is on my Libby Wait List 😁 10mo
JamieArc I‘m in love with that cover, and the story sounds interesting too. 10mo
Addison_Reads I just finished this one. It was so disturbing, but such a great read. 10mo
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BoleyBooks
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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ReadingOver50
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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I enjoyed this much more than The Last House on Needless Street.

A book about the monsters that live inside us. A book about family and the sins of the past. Can someone be “born bad”? And can you fix them? Just when you think you know what‘s going on, new information comes out that changes everything. I loved discovering the truth with Rob and Callie.

The Arrowood book inside the book was unnecessary and a bit boring.

stretchkev I might have to try this one, the descriptions of both this and the last house on needle street sell them of me, but have heard good things about sundail.
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Twainy This is on my Libby hold list 😁 YAY (edited) 11mo
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MaleficentBookDragon
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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A big squeal of delight happened when I opened my email to see I was approved for Sundial. #netgalley

TheSpineView 👍🤩📖 11mo
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BoleyBooks
Sundial | Catriona Ward
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Tackle the TBR 🤓📚 #boleybooks #sundial #catrionaward #netgalley #bookbeast #bookjoy #bookbuds
What are you reading? 😊

Addison_Reads I'm looking forward to this one. It sounds excellent. 12mo
BoleyBooks @Addison_Reads — Get ready to be disturbed. 👀 12mo
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DGRachel
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I have got to stop opening email from NetGalley. I‘m so behind and I‘ve now added two more! 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 13mo
Sweettartlaura Ohh, but I‘m so jealous - I want both of these🤯😍 13mo
ReadingOver50 I got these from NetGalley too 😁 12mo
DGRachel @ReadingOver50 I‘m 71% thru Echo. I should finish it tomorrow (can‘t read it at night). I haven‘t started the other yet. 12mo
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