Author: Simone St. James
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Berkley (February 18, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!
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…
St. James has quickly become a favorite author of mine with her realistic characters, suspenseful mysteries, and her ability to weave in a slight, sometimes spooky paranormal element to almost all her stories, her books have the perfect blend of genres that are sure to please even the toughest of critics.
With settings and places that take on a personality and life of their own, The Sun Down Motel was by far a read that kept me on edge with ghosts galore, a murder mystery decades old and a disappearance that was every bit as thrilling as the rest, this truly was a read that was every bit as hard to forget as it was to put down.
*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*