This is a page-turning fictional True Crime book mixed with paranormal. It’s billed as a thriller, but it’s more mystery. Almost the entire book is set at a run-down motel on the outskirts of small-town NY and the happenings there that span nearly forty years.
The setting jumps right off the page and creates a fantastically spooky ghost story. The turns that are supposed to be twists, I found, to be predictable, but I still enjoyed the read.
The author, Simone St. James, is clearly someone who loves true crime, due to her knowledge of it and her mentions of #murderinos and @myfavoritemurder.
I think anyone who has a fascination with true crime or the paranormal will absolutely love this book!!
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.