The Sun Down Motel

The Sun Down Motel

The Sun Down Motel

by Simone St. James
Published by Berkley on February 18, 2020
Pages: 327
Genres: Suspense, Thriller, Paranormal
ISBN: 0440000173

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The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate NY, 1982. Every small town like Fell, New York, has a place like the Sun Down Motel. Some customers are from out of town, passing through on their way to someplace better. Some are locals, trying to hide their secrets. Viv Delaney works as the night clerk to pay for her move to New York City. But something isn't right at the Sun Down, and before long she's determined to uncover all of the secrets hidden…

I really enjoyed St. James’ book The Broken Girls, so I was pretty excited to receive this book in my January Book of the Month box.

The plot was pretty intriguing. It’s a mix of suspense with an eery ghost story as we follow the main character who’s trying to solve the mystery of her late Aunt’s disappearance back in 1982. As the story progresses, the suspense really built up and I was flying through the pages. I definitely wanted to learn more about the motel and how it related to all of the characters. I did however, feel like the ending was TOO tidy for the amount of suspense the book offered though, but don’t let that deter you from reading it! It’s a good (non-cheesy) ghost read for those who are a fan of the genre.

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