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About Catriona Ward
CATRIONA WARD was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at the University of East Anglia.
'The Last House on Needless Street' (Viper Books, Tor Nightfire) was a Times Book of the Month, Observer Book of the Month, March Editor’s Pick on Open Book, a Between the Covers BBC2 book club selection, a Times bestseller, and is being developed for film by Andy Serkis’s production company, The Imaginarium.
'Little Eve' (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2018) won the 2019 Shirley Jackson Award and the August Derleth Prize for Best Horror Novel at the 2019 British Fantasy Awards, making her the only woman to have won the prize twice, and was a Guardian best book of 2018. Her debut Rawblood (W&N, 2015) won Best Horror Novel at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards, was shortlisted for the Author’s Club Best First Novel Award and a WHSmith Fresh Talent title. Her short stories have appeared in numerous anthologies. She lives in London and Devon.
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*** THE THRILLING RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB PICK ***
*** THE BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK ***
'I haven't read anything this exciting since Gone Girl' - STEPHEN KING
'One of the most extraordinary thrillers of the year' - DAILY MAIL
'A dark, audacious highwire act of a novel' - GUARDIAN
This is the story of a murderer. A stolen child. Revenge. This is the story of Ted, who lives with his young daughter Lauren and his cat Olivia in an ordinary house at the end of an ordinary street.
All these things are true. And yet some of them are lies. An unspeakable secret binds the family together, and when a new neighbour moves in next door, the truth may destroy them all. Because there's something buried in the dark forest at the end of Needless Street. But it's not what you think...
From the multiple award-winning author of Little Eve and Rawblood, this extraordinary tale will thrill and move readers. A work of incredible imagination and heartbreaking beauty.
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'Catriona Ward is the new face of literary dark fiction' - SARAH PINBOROUGH
'Books like this don't come around too often' - JOANNE HARRIS
'Believe the hype... a masterclass' - KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE
'A chilling and beautiful masterpiece of suspense. I was completely enthralled' - JOE HILL
'A masterpiece. Beautiful, heartbreaking and quietly uplifting' - ALEX NORTH
'DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK' - STEPHEN KING
'A thrilling hall of mirrors filled with twists' - ALEX MICHAELIDES
'Brilliant and moving' - SARAH PINBOROUGH
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 of what Callie might do to her. Rob sees a darkness in Callie that reminds her of the family she left behind. 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 Callie is beginning to wonder if only one of them will leave Sundial alive...
A gripping gothic masterpiece from the bestselling and award-winning author of THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET, SUNDIAL is a must-read for fans of GIRL A and SHARP OBJECTS.
'A desert-dust nightmare with a scorpion's sting. I loved it' - EMMA STONEX, author of THE LAMPLIGHTERS
'Impossible-to-put-down. Sundial is a heart-in-the-throat smash' - JOE HILL, author of THE FIREMAN
'Ambitious, brutal and breathtakingly original' - TAMMY COHEN, author of WHEN SHE WAS BAD
'A wild, twisted family gothic unlike any you've read before' - PAUL TREMBLAY, author of A HEADFUL OF GHOSTS
'Dark and unsettling, creepy and enthralling' - LISA HALL, author of THE PARTY
'Evocative, lyrical and beautiful. I loved it' - ARAMINTA HALL, author of PERFECT STRANGERS
'Where is Evelyn? Oh, I remember. She took our eyes.'
Winner of the British Fantasy Award for Best Horror and the Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel.
New Year's Day, 1921. Seven mutilated bodies are discovered in an ancient stone circle on a remote Scottish island. The victims are 'the Children' - members of a nature cult ruled by the charismatic, sadistic patriarch, the adder.
The sole survivor of the massacre, Dinah, claims that Eve is the murderer, apparently drowned while attempting her escape. Yet as Eve's story of the years leading up the massacre intertwines with Dinah's account of the aftermath, a darker, stranger truth begins to emerge.
The Isle is all Eve knows. Hidden from the world, the Children worship the Great Snake who dwells in the ocean, dance in the stones at dawn and offer their blood in sacrifice. The adder's word is law. When Eve is forced into the world beyond the Isle her faith and love are tested by unexpected friendships that make her question everything. As she begins to see through the adder's macabre fictions, the world Eve knows collapses. Does she lose her humanity with her belief? Does it drive her to kill?
A heart-pounding literary thriller with a devastating twist.
Winner of BEST HORROR NOVEL (August Derleth Award) at British Fantasy Awards 2016
She comes in the night. She looks into your eyes. One by one, she has taken us all.
For generations they have died young, and now fifteen-year-old Iris and her father are the last of the Villarca line. Confined to their lonely mansion on Dartmoor, they suffer their disease in isolation. But Iris breaks her promise to hide from the world and dares to fall in love.
It is only then that they understand the true horror of the Villarca curse, the curse of the bone-white woman who visits in the night, leaving death in her wake.
'With a ghostly face at the window, inexplicable events and a sense of menace hanging over every page, this is one chilling gothic novel' Daily Mail
In a windswept cottage overlooking the sea, Wilder Harlow begins the last book he will ever write. It is the story of his childhood companions and the killer that stalked their small New England town. Of the body they found, the horror of that discovery echoing down the decades. And of Sky, Wilder's one-time friend, who stole his unfinished memoir and turned it into a lurid bestselling novel, Looking Glass Sound.
This book will be Wilder's revenge on Sky, a man who betrayed his trust and died without ever telling him why. But as her writes, Wilder begins to find notes written in Sky's signature green ink and events in his manuscript start to chime eerily with the present. Is Sky haunting him? Did Wilder have more to do with Sky's death than he admits? And who is the woman drowning in the cove, whom no-one else can see?
No longer able to trust his own eyes, Wilder begins to wonder: is he writing the book, or is the book writing him?
Lulu, die kleine Schwester von Dee, ist vor Jahren auf mysteriöse Weise verschwunden. Man glaubt, dass sie ermordet wurde.
Als Hauptverdächtiger galt damals der Einzelgänger Ted – ein eigenartiger Mann, der an einer Entwicklungsstörung leidet. Die Anschuldigung eines solch abscheulichen Verbrechens haben sich zudem äußerst nachteilig auf sein Leben ausgewirkt.
Dee ist inzwischen erwachsen, aber immer noch fest entschlossen herauszufinden, was Lulu angetan wurde. Deshalb mietet sie ein Haus in der Needless Street und beobachtet das merkwürdige Treiben des Mannes aus der Sicherheit ihres neuen Zuhauses.
Als eine Nachbarin verschwindet und sich weitere seltsame Dinge ereignen, fällt der Verdacht erneut auf Ted … Kann Dee das Monster endlich demaskieren?
Ein höllisch gut geschriebenes Psycho-Puzzle.
Du glaubst du weißt, was im letzten Haus in der Needless Street passiert? Tja, du liegst auf jeden Fall falsch.
Stephen King: »Das ganze Lob über THE LAST HOUSE ON NEEDLESS STREET ist nicht übertrieben. Der Roman hat mich umgehauen. Ein wahrer Nervenzerfetzer, der seine grandiosen Geheimnisse bis zum Ende bewahrt. Seit GONE GIRL habe ich so was Aufregendes nicht mehr gelesen.«
Alex North: »Ein Meisterwerk. Faszinierend und herzzerreißend. Einer der stärksten und am besten geschriebenen Romane der letzten Jahre.«
Joanne Harris: »Bücher wie diese erscheinen nicht allzu oft. Ein raffinierter, gut geschriebener, stilsicherer Psychothriller ... mit einer perfekt strukturierten Handlung und einem perfekt befriedigenden WAAAS am Ende. Ich würde gern sagen, ich habe das Buch in einem Zug eingeatmet, aber ich glaube, ich war zu beschäftigt damit, den Atem anzuhalten.«
Joe Hill: »Ein kaltes, wunderschönes Meisterwerk. Ich bin absolut begeistert.«
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