*** FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET, A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK ***
‘A thrilling hall of mirrors filled with deeply disturbing twists’ – ALEX MICHAELIDES
‘A desert-dust nightmare with a scorpion’s sting, and I loved it’ – EMMA STONEX
You can’t escape the desert. You can’t escape Sundial. Rob fears for her daughters.
For Callie, who collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends. For Annie, because she fears what Callie might do to her. Rob sees a darkness in Callie, one that reminds her 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 afraid of her mother.
Rob has begun to look at her strangely. To tell her secrets about her past that both disturb and excite her. And Callie is beginning to wonder if only one of them will leave Sundial alive…
From the bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street comes a stunning thriller exploring the toxicity of the mother-daughter bond, and the power of the past to twist the present.
‘Ambitious, brutal and breathtakingly original’ – TAMMY COHEN
‘A wild, twisted family gothic unlike any you’ve read before’ – PAUL TREMBLAY
‘Dark and unsettling, creepy and enthralling’ – LISA HALL
‘Evocative, lyrical and beautiful. I loved it’ – ARAMINTA HALL