In 1982, Viv decides to get a new job to help finance her upcoming move to New York City, where she seeks a new beginning away from her crappy little hometown of Fell, in upstate New York. She begins working the night shift as the clerk of the local Sun Down Motel, and while she is excited about being able to pay for her move, Viv quickly realizes that something in this place doesn’t quite make sense. 35 years later, in 2017, a young woman named Carly Kirk moves to Fell and becomes the night clerk of the roadside motel as well, determined to solve the mysterious disappearance of her aunt Viv, back in ’82.
This insanely intelligent and creepy psychological thriller was written by Simone St. James, author of the award-winning bestseller “The Broken Girls”. A highly compelling ride with amazing characters, “The Sun Down Motel” is a masterclass of mystery that benefits from the format of dual timelines, with one set in 1982 and the other in 2017. St. James brings us a brilliant mix between murder mystery and supernatural horror, all wrapped up in a book that will leave you on the edge of your seat from start to finish.