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The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel

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Repeat Author
Simone St. James is back at Book of the Month – other BOTMs include The Broken Girls.

by Simone St. James

Quick take

A creep-tastic ghost story where a woman finds the run-down motel her aunt was last seen in. And it's def haunted.

Good to know

  • Multiple viewpoints

  • Supernatural

  • Scary

  • Movieish

Why I love it

I try not to make grandiose predictions, but if The Sun Down Motel is any indication of the quality of thrillers we can look forward to in 2020, then we are on the cusp of a very, very good year for reading. Simone St. James has crafted a winning recipe: start with a nod to the Stephen King small-town setting, add a pinch of domestic suspense, throw in a dash of amateur sleuthing, and stir until t...


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 ...


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    January 2020