Thursday, February 24, 2022

Blog Tour + Review + #Giveaway: SUNDIAL by Catriona Ward @Catrionaward @JeanBookNerd

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Tor Nightfire (March 1, 2022)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1250812682
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1250812681

Praise for SUNDIAL

“Sundial is a heart-in-the-throat smash.” ―Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman

“Ward is surely one of the most talented writers working in the thriller genre today. This book will haunt you.” ―Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Masterful...[A] must-read for fans of gothic literature and taut psychological thrillers.” ―Publishers Weekly, starred review

“As if we needed further evidence, Sundial confirms Catriona Ward as one of the brightest stars in horror fiction. As compelling and unique a voice for the 21st century as Shirley Jackson was for the 20th. She’s brilliant.” ―Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones and Ararat

“Holy moly, 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 Survivor Song and A Head Full of Ghosts

“This novel is reminiscent of the best of Shirley Jackson and Joyce Carol Oates, and I cannot think of higher praise.” ―Thomas Olde Heuvelt, author of Hex and Echo

“There are two things you must know about Sundial. First, it's a great read, a genius piece of storytelling. But second, this is true horror, the horror of everyday life that we make ourselves blind to, horror that is brutal, truthful, terrifying. Catriona Ward knows horror.” ―Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor

“Catriona Ward has done it again with Sundial. 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

“It's a cracker, even better than The Last House on Needless Street. It was dark, and unsettling, and creepy and enthralling.” ―Lisa Hall, bestselling author of The Party

“A deeply dark and unexpected tale about families, love, hate, the long shadow of the past, and the redemptive power of storytelling. Clever, poetic and immersive.” ―Araminta Hall, author of Imperfect Women

“Absolutely, stunningly, heartbreakingly wonderful. A wild beast of a book.” ―Virginia Feito, author of Mrs. March

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.

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My Review:

SUNDIAL is a horrifying book that kept me on my toes from the first page. It had me guessing from beginning to end. There were so many twists that I never saw them coming. One minute I would think oh, I know what is happening here but then the next minute I was like no that is not right. Twists after twists that just kept slapping me in the face. SUNDIAL kept me going around in circles trying to figure out what it was all about.

SUNDIAL is about a family of four, a mother, a father, and two daughters. Outside the home, they were the perfect, happy family but on the inside of the home was a different story altogether. No, this family of four was not happy nor perfect. The dad was having an affair with the lady next door. There was something very dark and sinister going on inside that home.

One day something very tragic happens inside their home that has the mother, Rob whisking their oldest daughter Callie away to her old childhood home. SUNDIAL is told from both Rob and Callie’s points of view. Rob’s childhood is repeating itself through her daughter. The evidence keeps piling up stirring you in so many different directions leaving you bewildered as to what the truth may be It's kind of like a whodunit kind of story.

SUNDIAL is definitely one of those stories that will stay with you for a long time to come. It is one of those stories that once you pick it up you don’t want to lay it down until that last page is read. And once you do pick it up and read that first page you are drawn into its world of mystery and intrigue.

For a horror fan like myself, SUNDIAL is one of the best books ever. And I definitely recommend it. Grab your copy of SUNDIAL today! 

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CATRIONA WARD was born in Washington, D.C. and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She studied English at the University of Oxford and later earned her master’s degree in creative writing at the University of East Anglia. Ward won the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel for her debut, The Girl from Rawblood, and again for Little Eve, making her the first woman to win the prize twice. Little Eve also won the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel, and will be published by Nightfire.


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