The Sun Down Motel

The Sun Down Motel

Book - 2020 | First edition
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"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 there. Upstate NY, 2017. Carly Kirk has always been fascinated by her aunt Viv who disappeared from the Sun Down before Carly was born. Using a small inheritance from when her mom dies, Carly leaves college to go to Fell to figure out what happened to her aunt thirty-five years ago. Soon, Carly is mirroring her aunt's life, working as the night clerk at the motel, which hasn't changed since 1982. The guest book is still handwritten, the rooms still have actual keys, and a haunting presence still lingers. Carly discovers that Viv had been trying to unravel mysteries of her own--including a possible serial killer working in Fell. If Carly can find the answers Viv was searching for, she might be able to solve the mystery that has haunted her family for years"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2020
Edition: First edition
Branch Call Number: FICTION STJ
Characteristics: 327 pages ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Sundown Motel
ISBN: 9780440000174


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If you are a fan of the My Favorite Murder podcast, this is a book for you. It goes between two different points of view and two different time periods. Part of the beauty of this book comes from the twists and the turns and the surprises of it. It also has a what’s-going-on, dark, dingy, creepy ... Read More »

I'd been wanting to read St. James for a while, and boy was she worth the wait! Engaging from start to finish, this darkly intense tale has elements of Hitchcock's "Psycho" with the Bates Motel as well as the 2018 movie "Bad Times at the El Royale." Excellent! Recommended by C... Read More »

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