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Review: The Sundown Motel


Title: The Sundown Motel

Author: Simone St. James

Release Date: February 18th, 2020

Rating: 3.5/5 Stars

Find it here: Goodreads

Synopsis from Goodreads: 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…

My Review: There were some things I really loved about this book a couple things I didn't love so much. This was my first book by this author and one thing I can say for sure is that I will be checking out her other works because the writing and the atmosphere were both fantastic! I loved both of the main characters and the alternate timelines worked really well in this book. I was pretty impressed that the author managed to blend ghosts and a human murder mystery into one story though I wanted a little bit more closure on the ghost stories. I also enjoyed the ending to the book. I knocked my rating down a bit because there was quite a bit of repetitiveness throughout the book which led to some skim reading on my part and there were some slow parts I didn't care for. I also felt that a few parts were a little predictable, which never really bothers me much but it takes a little of the fun out of the read. Overall this was an enjoyable read and I look forward to reading more by this author!

*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*


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