Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Book Review - Sundial by Catriona Ward


Sundial by Catriona Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Synopsis:  All Rob ever wanted was a normal life.

Nothing like her childhood, growing up in the lonely, wild Mojave Desert on her family's ranch, Sundial. Surrounded by dogs, coyotes, and research assistants.

For a while, it seemed like Rob got her wish: A husband, two daughters, the white picket fence, and margaritas with the neighbors. But when a frightening accident in her home reveals a disturbing secret in her oldest daughter’s bedroom, Rob knows her luck has run out. What's buried out at Sundial could never stay a secret forever, and Rob must risk one last trip out there to protect her family’s future.

My Thoughts: Story started out great. Weird strange little family but it was interesting for me until Rob took Callie off to Sundial for an intervention of sorts and there was page upon page of dog/animal abuse. Admittedly, I skimmed a great bit after this happened. After completing the book I do understand now that certain things involving the dogs/animals had to be told but wow there were one or two pretty graphic scenes that could have been toned way down. I kind of guessed a big part of what had/was going to happen about midway thru but it didn't really take away anything from the story. The ending was great!

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