It’s 1982 and Viv Delaney has run away from her home in Illinois to try and make it in New York City. Unfortunately her plans are derailed and she finds herself in Upstate New York working the night shift at the Sun Down Motel. Before long, Viv realizes that something isn’t right at the Sun Down and she’s determined to uncover all the secrets hidden at the motel. But Viv learns the hard way that some secrets were never meant to be uncovered.
Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down Motel before she was born. After her mother’s death, Carly travels to Fell, New York to try and learn more about her aunt’s disappearance and finally find out what happened thirty-five years ago. But the secrets lurking at the Sun Down turn out to be more that Carly expected and she finds herself ensnared in the mysterious happenings of the haunted motel just like her aunt before her.
Part ghost story, part murder mystery, The Sun Down Motel is a thrilling ride from beginning to end!
Note: If you like this book, check out The Broken Girls also by Simone St. James
Reviewed by staff member Siobhan Egan