Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Expected publication: March 1st 2022 by Tor Nightfire
A 5 Star Read
It’s rare that I’m sucked into a story from the first page. But Sundial is exactly that kind of story. There is so much mystery, despair, and drama that I couldn’t stop myself from devouring it. A mix of thriller and horror; it’s the perfect story for me. Catriona Ward’s writing almost has a V.C. Andrews-feel to me, and I love her work for that. It’s Gothic and eerie; the perfect mix.
Ward writes deeply flawed characters in Sundial, just like she did in her previous book The Last House on Needless Street, which was also a five star book for me. This is definitely an auto-read author for me from now on.
It’s a story about a loveless (and hateful) marriage, twin sisters that grew apart in anger and resentment and the strange way they were brought up. All of this is told in two different timelines, and two POVs.
Little extra note: once I found out the remote control experiments really happened, it got even more unsettling.
Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for the advanced copy!