Sundial by Catriona Ward
Rob is afraid of her daughter.
Callie collects tiny bones and whispers to imaginary friends, and Rob is afraid of what she might to do Annie, her younger sister. She sees a darkness in Callie that reminds her of the family she left behind, and a life she has tried to forget.
Seeing no other way to keep Annie safe, she decides to take Callie back to Sundial, her childhood home 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 they are both afraid that only one of them will make it back from Sundial alive...
"Shocking... Ward wrongfoots the reader at every turn... Disturbing and yet ultimately moving as the bonds of love become clear ."."― Observer Thriller of the Month
"Numerous twists to shock and surprise." ― The Times
"Ward is such a supple, authoritative stylist... deftly and absorbingly guiding an emotionally turbulent narrative toward the light, with an absolutely stunning final twist." ― Irish Times
"One of the most masterful psychological thrillers you are likely to read this year." ― Irish Independent