The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Sun Down Motel

Summary: 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…


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

This was my first Simone St. James book- but it def will NOT be my last. I LOVED this book.

Listen, I don’t claim to be a huge murderino- I like to watch some true crime TV shows, Discovery ID is on at my house a few times a month and I’ve listened to the Up and Vanished podcast about Tara Grinstead.

But if you are a murderino- and even if you are not- The Sun Down Motel has something for all readers.



What I Liked:

The cover. It’s so darn GOOD and right now- my only regret about the cover is that I only have it in e-book format.

Viv and Carly. 2 strong AF characters who really powered this story forward.

The alternating chapters- I totally dig a book with alternating chapters when the secrets are revealed at just the right moment and I have to keep reading so I can enjoy every juicy bit of the story!


Bottom line: If The Sun Down Motel is NOT on your radar- you are totally missing out.


*This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration. All thoughts and opinions are my own.*


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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T




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