Vivian Delaney is an aspiring actress trying to make her way to New York City. After a hitchhiking incident gone wrong, she stumbles across The Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. With barely enough money to afford a room, the motel’s owner suggests she takes a shift to pay for her stay. One shift eventually turns into a full-time job and Vivian is certain something is off about the motel.
Several girls in town start to go missing and Vivian is sure there’s a link between these unsolved crimes and The Sun Down Motel. As she starts to investigate, Vivian too, goes missing. 35 years later, her niece Carly visits The Sun Down Motel and she’s determined to find out what happened to her aunt Vivian all those years ago.
The Sun Down Motel is a story that has great characters, a mysterious setting, and lots and lots of twists. I enjoyed the dual timelines in this story. It was great following Vivian and Carly’s characters while they both work tirelessly to solve the murders and mysteries surrounding The Sun Down Motel. Although their experiences mirrored one another, St. James made sure the story never felt repetitive.
St. James did a wonderful job with character development. Every character that was introduced in this story was easy to keep track of, which is important with dual timelines. The pacing was a bit slow at times, but it wasn’t to the point where it got boring. I went into this story expecting it to be very scary and although it focused more on unsolved crimes and detective work, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I highly recommend The Sun Down Motel to genre fans. Order your copy of The Sun Down Motel on Amazon today.
The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
Genre: Horror, Mystery/Thriller, Paranormal