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The Sun Down Motel

by Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James X
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    Feb 2020, 336 pages

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  • Jeff M. (Somerset, NJ)
    The Sun Down Motel
    An interesting mystery with a supernatural element included. With chapters alternating between 1982 and 2017, the story revolves around The Sun Down Motel (definitely not a AAA rated facility!) as Carly seeks to find out what happened to her aunt, who disappeared from the motel in 1982. The two sets of stories converge at the end for a satisfactory resolution. The story is well-written, the pace is quick, characters are developed sufficiently and has a decent level of suspense. I will admit that I did stay up past 1 AM one evening to finish the book. Even if you are not into stories with paranormal effects, there is enough of a mystery to keep the interest of all readers. Overall, I would recommend the book.
  • Carolyn L. (Summerville, SC)
    The Sun Down Motel
    I found this book to be mildly entertaining, but not unputdownable. I became frustrated at times with certain characters actions (or inactions), and I really questioned some of the legal ramifications near the end of the story (It's hard to be specific without giving a spoiler.) Cannot heartily endorse this one, but it isn't terrible.
  • Vicki C. (Franklin, TN)
    The Sun Down Motel
    The Sun Down Motel was an interesting and easy read as well as being entertaining. There is a strong supernatural current that runs through the book and is, in fact, necessary given the literary device used by St. James. She writes the book from the perspective of two women, related to one another, but separated by about thirty odd years. The main characters are interesting if a little bit expected. I would recommend this book as a light read when you don't want to have to really concentrate to follow the story but still want to be entertained.

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