Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Review Repost of The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James




"USA Today and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author Simone St. James writes the kind of unnerving stories that keep you looking over your shoulder and leaving all the lights on while (and after) you read. THE SUN DOWN MOTEL (Berkley Trade Paperback Reprint; October 20, 2020) is no exception, and it’s available in trade paperback October 20th..

An instant New York Times bestseller, THE SUN DOWN MOTEL is eerie and emotionally compelling with a unique setting."


In celebration of the paperback release of The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James, Tara O'Connor of Penguin Random House is hosting a blog tour and I am re-posting my review.



Carly left college for a "few" days so she could head to Fell, New York, to see if she could find anything out about how her Aunt Viv died or where she might be.

Viv disappeared from The Sun Down Motel where she worked in 1982 and was never found.

When Carly arrived and checked out The Sun Down Motel, she couldn't believe her aunt would even think of working there.

It was a creepy, out-of-the way place, but Carly surprised herself and took a job there on the same shift that her aunt worked. 

Carly saw strange things and knew she should leave, but she stayed. She had to find out what happened at this motel and what happens now at THE SUN DOWN MOTEL.

We follow Carly as she investigates and as Viv’s story is told back in 1982.

Besides the creepy town and motel, we meet ghosts, creaky doors, weird guests, odd sounds, and no way to contact anyone not on the hotel grounds.

We learn about the hotel and the murders that took place in the town of Fell as well as the connection to The Sun Down Motel.

Each chapter got stranger and stranger as the motel seemed to come to life and have a life of its own.

If you enjoy tense, creepy, spooky story lines that include unsolved murders from years ago, THE SUN DOWN MOTEL will be your perfect read.

Be careful with the motel you choose, and especially do not stay at a motel that has anything remotely close to the name of this motel.

The entire book and the ending are twisty and brilliant.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. If you haven’t read this book, now is your chance.

    Thanks for stopping.

  2. Sounds like a perfect story for the season!

    1. It is a nice, spooky Halloween read.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.