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de Catriona Ward (Autor)

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"DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying." --Stephen King A LibraryReads Top 10 Pick! STARRED review from Publishers Weekly! Anticipated and Recommended by Bustle, USA Today, CNN, i09, The Nerd Daily, LitReactor, GoodReads, LitHub, and more! 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. "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, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Sundial is a heart-in-the-throat smash." --Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman… (més)
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Títol:Sundial: from the author of Sunday Times bestseller The Last House on Needless Street
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Sundial de Catriona Ward (2022)

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The description and the fact that the author's previous book was in my best of the year list for 2021 made me excited to read this book. My excitement began to dwindle within the first few chapters due to the slow pace and unlikable characters.

Rob is married to an abusive man with whom she shares two daughters. One of the daughters has strange mannerisms and frightening habits.

I understand there are a great many women who stay trapped in abusive relationships but Rob did not share any of the reasons a woman would usually stay. Rob has access to money and a car and a job and the ability to leave. Most abusers start out sweet as pie, but Rob's husband Irving was an obviously creepy person long before she married him and she knew it. By the time the reason for her marriage is disclosed the book is over.

Rob had a very unconventional upbringing but I will not go into detail because I don't think you are meant to know about it until the middle of the book, which was another problem for me. The pace is slow, and the book is made even longer by the fact that Rob likes to write stories, using the names of her family, which she will go back and change later. Rob is not a great writer so there was no enjoyment in being made to read her fantasy novel or whatever it is she is working on. At first I forced myself to pay attention to them in case there were important clues to why or how she got herself into this situation but after the third or fourth time these stories seemed to be an unnecessary interruption so I skimmed them. This book would probably have been better off without them since it would have been less long and drawn out and draggy.

You may enjoy it more than I did, but this one just wasn't for me.
I received an advance copy for review. ( )
  IreneCole | Jul 27, 2022 |
Sundial is one of those books I went into blind, but that is something I prefer when it comes to horror. There was quite a bit on which to reflect in this book, and I definitely enjoyed the setting, but I wasn't a fan of the main character and I thought the author tried way too hard to throw in those red herrings to throw you off that some discrepancies arose in the story line.

First of all, let me start with the setting as I really enjoyed that part of the story. The history of the place, set deep in the Mojave Desert, has a creepy atmosphere; one of the first things you encounter is a ghost town as Rob takes Callie to Sundial which sets up the atmosphere rather nicely. I love these kinds of things so I soaked up the eeriness and enjoyed the author's descriptions of the place. Now add in animal experimentation, drug abuse, murder, and family secrets, and you have all the markings for a creepy story line. For me, the creepier you go, the better.

The plot does twist and turn, but it was quite easy to figure out. Unfortunately, the author got caught up in the descriptions and seemed to lose track of the story line at times, so I did find some discrepancies and some things that didn't quite add up. The story was told from Rob and Callie's POV, and a lot of Rob's story line was malignant memories of her time growing up with her twin sister, Jack. While some of it was convoluted to the point where it broke the overall tension of the story, it wasn't hard to see where the story was going. I did enjoy the author's descriptive prose, but it says a lot when I felt more sympathy for the animals than I did for the humans in the story. The philosophical nuances about nature versus nature were quite interesting, and it did make me think about what happens when man plays around with something they shouldn't be touching.

To be honest, the weakest part of the story was the main characters as they were all toxic, I was not a fan of Rob, who lives with her husband, Irving, and her two daughters, Callie and Annie. Their whole family is toxic and the way the two adults treat each other is just awful, especially as they include the kids int heir squabbles. Irving has some mysterious hold over Rob, and when the reason was revealed, I wasn't overly impressed. There is something incredibly disturbing about Callie, so Rob decides to take her to Sundial to see if the two of them can bond, to see if her suspicions about her are correct. I felt like the author spent so much time developing the creepy atmosphere that she forgot to develop her characters so they all felt the same, pretty one-dimensional.

Verdict
Sundial did not have that spine-tingling feeling and tenseness that I would have liked. The overall setting was fascinating and was creepy, with a lot of thought put into it, but I felt like the actual story line and character development were sacrificed due to that reason. I just wasn't a fan of the main characters and I wasn't as invested in what happened. However, this is still a good overall read and I will recommend it to anyone who likes horror. ( )
  StephanieBN | Jul 12, 2022 |
That was a wild ride. Last House on Needless Street was much better in my opinion but I am biased because it was difficult for me to get through the beginning of this book due to the domestic abuse happening. I also felt that the fictional story within a story aspect of this was unnecessary and slowed down the pace. ( )
  awesomejen2 | Jun 21, 2022 |
Whoa.
This is a truly disturbing read and I mean it as a compliment. It makes you wince, look away and cringe all at the same time.
It explores mother/daughter relationships, sisters relationships and marital relationships and none of them are good. The book is damn good though.
Rob takes her daughter Callie to the house she grew up in the desert, to spend some time with her alone as she fears her daughter is a cruel, disturbed child beyond saving.
There, she tells the story of what happened when she was growing up and dear lord it is horrifying.
It makes the hairs on your arms prickle, it’s that dark.
Read it. ( )
  AleAleta | May 28, 2022 |
In more ways than one, Catriona Ward's sensational slice of literary horror, Sundial echoes Shirley Jackson. Packed with fascinating character insights, a meditation on motherhood, familial relationships, and identity, and packed with a final twist that will chill your blood, this book is genuinely jaw-dropping.

Ward's prose begs to be read. This is a story that calls to be devoured. I cannot praise it enough. ( )
  keithlaf | May 26, 2022 |
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"DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying." --Stephen King A LibraryReads Top 10 Pick! STARRED review from Publishers Weekly! Anticipated and Recommended by Bustle, USA Today, CNN, i09, The Nerd Daily, LitReactor, GoodReads, LitHub, and more! 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. "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, #1 New York Times bestselling author "Sundial is a heart-in-the-throat smash." --Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman

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