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The Sun Down Motel

By Simone St. James
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Publisher Description


Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.

Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.

542 Reviews

Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I really loved the tone of this book. I love how Carly follows nearly an identical paths trying to solve the murders as her aunt Viv did. The ending 🥹 I think this should be a movie. I kept picturing Carly as Iris Aptow and Viv as Maude Apatow for some reason and it made me really want to be brought to life.”
Reviewed in:The Last Book Club
Characters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersDescriptive writingSuspensefulDark settingDark
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“I enjoyed reading this book. I love a good mystery and with the two timelines I found I couldn't stop reading because I needed to know what happened next. Would recommend. Very good spooky thriller.”
Reviewed in:The Last Book Club
Believable charactersLikable charactersEasy to readSuspensefulRealistic settingDark
Surprised Face with Open Mouth“Okay I’m sorry I didn’t post for each chapter more but I COULD NOT navigate the chapters without numbers 😅 I loved this book ! The dual timelines, I surprisingly loved the supernatural shit haha. I was very surprised that viv was alive (I don’t read much crime/ thrillers so maybe you guys had an inkling) but vigilante justice is always a fun thing. I might just start picking up more thriller/ horrors!”
Smiling Face with Heart-Eyes“I really loved this book, I had so much fun reading it. I was easily hooked and glued to every page, I love mysteries like this! This is officially now one of my favorite books ever! I need to go talk about this on BookTol, lol.”
Reviewed in:The Last Book Club
Believable charactersCharacters change and growBeautifully writtenDescriptive writingAddictiveSuspensefulDark settingThought-provoking
Thumbs Up“I think my favorite aspect of this book is the dual timelines, chapter by chapter. Getting to experience whats transpired in the past and what's about to take place in the present and how each comes together. Smooth, effective writing! I can appreciate the self preservation and the ability to come together to ensure women in the future aren't met with the same fate.”
Reviewed in:The Last Book Club
SuspensefulThrillingTragicCreepyDark setting

About Simone St. James

Simone St. James is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls, Lost Among the Living, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.

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