Looking Glass Sound
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From Catriona Ward, author of The Last House on Needless Street, comes another mind-bending and cleverly crafted tale about a group of friends struggling to come to terms with the horrors of their past.
“DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Authentically terrifying.” —Stephen King on Sundial
In a lonely cottage overlooking the windswept Maine coast, Wilder Harlow begins the last book he will ever write. It is the story of a sun-drenched summer of his youth, and of the killer that stalked the small New England town. And of the terrible tragedy that forever bonded him with his friends Nat and Harper in unknowable ways.
Decades later, Wilder returns to the town in an attempt to recount that summer’s events in his memoirs. But as he writes, Wilder begins to fear his grip on the truth is fading … and that the book may be writing itself.
Looking Glass Sound is a book about the stories that shape us, and how easily they can escape us, in the vein of Stephen King’s Stand By Me.
CATRIONA WARD was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She studied English at the University of Oxford, and later, completed a Creative Writing Masters at the University of East Anglia. Ward won the August Derleth Award for Best Horror Novel for her debut, The Girl from Rawblood, and again for Little Eve, making her the first woman to win the prize twice. Ward is the internationally bestselling author of The Last House on Needless Street.
Praise for The Last House on Needless Street
“A true nerve-shredder that keeps its mind-blowing secrets to the very end. Haven’t read anything this exciting since Gone Girl.” —Stephen King
“Sensational….I can’t recall another novel in recent years that dares so much and succeeds so wildly.” —A. J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
“[A] terrifying exploration of human consciousness that excavates character like an ice pick chipping through an ancient glacier: The deeper one goes, the chillier it gets.” —The New York Times
“[T]he most powerful narratives in the genre manage to create an unshakable sense of unease, and that’s exactly what this novel does … a must-read for those who like the kind of labyrinthine narratives that pull the rug out from under you, sending you tumbling into a dark, dark room.” —NPR
Praise for Sundial
“Sundial is a heart-in-the-throat smash.” —Joe Hill, New York Times bestselling author of The Fireman
“Ward is surely one of the most talented writers working in the thriller genre today. This book will haunt you.” —Alex Michaelides, #1 New York Times bestselling author
“As if we needed further evidence, Sundial confirms Ward as one of the brightest stars in horror fiction. She’s brilliant.” —Christopher Golden, New York Times bestselling author of Road of Bones and Ararat
“Sundial plumbs the psychological depths and traps of toxic relationships, expertly mixing suspense, shocks, and menace. It’s a wild, twisted family gothic unlike any you’ve read before, and one you won’t soon forget.” —Paul Tremblay, author of Survivor Song and A Head Full of Ghosts
“There are two things you must know about Sundial. First, it’s a great read, a genius piece of storytelling. But second, this is true horror, the horror of everyday life that we make ourselves blind to, horror that is brutal, truthful, terrifying. Catriona Ward knows horror.” —Alma Katsu, author of The Fervor
“Masterful…[A] must-read for fans of gothic literature and taut psychological thrillers.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
“[A]n original tale marked by constantly increasing tension… Sundial will transfix readers until the final shocking conclusions.” —Booklist
“A deeply dark and unexpected tale about families, love, hate, the long shadow of the past, and the redemptive power of storytelling. Clever, poetic and immersive.” —Araminta Hall, author of Imperfect Women
“Absolutely, stunningly, heartbreakingly wonderful. A wild beast of a book.” —Virginia Feito, author of Mrs. March