Monday, February 3, 2020

Review: The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

Title: The Sun Down Motel
Author: Simone St. James
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Mystery/Paranormal
Published By: Berkley (February 18, 2020)
Source: ARC Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
My Rating: 4 Stars!


Book Description:
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.*

42 comments:

  1. Oh this is exactly my kind of read. Thanks Kindlemom!

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  2. I don't think I've ever read anything from this author, but they sound like a must-try. Who doesn't love a good old murder mystery?

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    1. I've loved everything I have read by her so far Nick, definitely try her!

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  3. I didn't know about it but it looks good

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  4. This sounds like a good mistery book
    xx

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    1. It really was so much fun. I loved the mystery and the ghosts!!

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  5. I can't wait to get my hands on this one!! Great review.

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  6. I was always interested in reading her first book, so I'm glad to hear this was just as good!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I'm not sure if I've read her first one or not, I will have to look but I've read a couple of them and have really liked them all!

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  7. I never knew about this book. It sounds good.

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  8. A murder mystery and ghosts sounds like a fun read.

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  9. glad to see this is a hit for you. i think i've seen it before
    sherry @ fundinmental

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    1. It really was a lot of fun and I loved all the different aspects of it.

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  10. This is the one book I am DYING to get my hands on. The release date can't come fast enough.

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  11. This sounds like a fun, spooky, and atmospheric read! I love when an author can expertly blend genres! Wonderful Review Ali :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  12. This sounds really exciting! I love an old mystery that connects with the present. I've never read this author before, but I'd like to try this. Wonderful review! :)

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    1. Definitely try her, her books are so much fun!

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  13. I have this book and I am hoping I will like it. I think I am in reading slump nothing is appealing to me. I am going to give this a whirl.

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  14. The cover is nice and atmospheric! Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  15. I'm still on the fence with this one! I'm worried it will be too suspenseful and tense... I can take a little spooky, but not too much, haha. I'm happy this one was such a hit for you!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. It could be intense at moments but it wasn't too spooky.

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