The Sun Down Motel
Books | Fiction / Thrillers / Supernatural
Simone St. James
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERSomething 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.
Simone St. James
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"As a die hard mystery/thriller fan, I have read a lot of synopses that promise haunted estates, ghostly characters, and spooky encounters. Most of the time, I am drastically disappointed but never by a Simon St. James novel. This is my second novel by St. James and she is one of the few authors I have found that doesn’t just hint at the haunted. The ghosts and locations are always a predominant part of the story and I really appreciate that as a reader. I would say this novel specially reads similarly to a police procedural in terms of how the protagonists solve the mysteries of the story. This isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, some are probably bored by it but I love it. There were just a few things I’m left questioning like why does Nick’s backstory matter? What was the point of Heather’s character? These questions keep me from five staring this book, but not from liking it enough to give it a solid 4⭐️/5. "
"This book is a dual timeline with a little paranormal and a lot of suspense. Definitely worth the read"
Marie J Ervin
"Sooooo good! Was 80% who done it and 20% paranormal. I was enthralled and the last 150 pages I absolutely could not put it down! Stayed up past my bedtime to finish. Very good! "