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You know those rundown motels that you pass on road trips, the motels where you can park right at the door to your room? The ones with the buzzing signs that blink vacancy and cable TV? The really creepy ones? Welcome to the Sun Down Motel,  located in Fell, a small town in upstate NY. 

Viv Delaney was just passing through in 1982. Running out of money before she could reach New York City, with dreams of becoming an actress, she takes a job as the night clerk at The Sun Down. Something isn’t right at the motel, but Viv is compelled to investigate...and then she disappears...

In 2017, Viv's niece Carly is drawn to Fell, NY after her mother's death.

She wants to find out what happened to Vivian and ends up following in her Aunt's footsteps.

She too takes a job at The Sun Down as a night clerk, some things never change..

With a badass heroine, dual timelines, ghosts, one of the creepiest atmospheres, and layers of backstory that build and build. This book is rich with chills and suspense. It is one of my favorites.

— Amy Handley


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 USA Today 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.

About the Author

Simone St. James is the USA Today 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781432878429
ISBN-10: 1432878425
Large Print: Yes
Publisher: Wheeler Publishing Large Print
Publication Date: May 27th, 2020
Pages: 547
Language: English