The Sun Down Motel

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Penguin, Feb 18, 2020 - Fiction - 336 pages
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Something hasn’t been right at the roadside Sun Down Motel for a very long time, and Carly Kirk is about to find out why in this chilling new novel from the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls.


Upstate New York, 1982. Viv Delaney wants to move to New York City, and to help pay for it she takes a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. But something isnʼt right at the motel, something haunting and scary.

Upstate New York, 2017. Carly Kirk has never been able to let go of the story of her aunt Viv, who mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before she was born. She decides to move to Fell and visit the motel, where she quickly learns that nothing has changed since 1982. And she soon finds herself ensnared in the same mysteries that claimed her aunt.
 

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User Review  - ecataldi - LibraryThing

Impossible to put down. This thriller grips readers from the beginning and holds on to them til the very end. Told in two alternate timelines. In 1982, when Viv runs away from her home she tells her ... Read full review

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User Review  - kordasix - LibraryThing

I absolutely loved this book. I went into it pretty blind (I hadn't even realized that it involved the supernatural), and was very pleasantly surprised. The characters were likeable, the setting and Big Bad were creepy and made me feel tense, and the story kept me guessing. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
15
Section 4
23
Section 5
28
Section 6
32
Section 7
42
Section 8
49
Section 21
159
Section 22
172
Section 23
180
Section 24
186
Section 25
193
Section 26
199
Section 27
209
Section 28
218

Section 9
59
Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
102
Section 15
111
Section 16
120
Section 17
127
Section 18
136
Section 19
143
Section 20
153
Section 29
225
Section 30
241
Section 31
255
Section 32
264
Section 33
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Section 34
277
Section 35
289
Section 36
298
Section 37
305
Section 38
312
Section 39
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About the author (2020)

Simone St. James is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls, Lost Among the Living, and The Haunting of Maddy Clare. She wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school, and spent twenty years behind the scenes in the television business before leaving to write full-time.

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