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. 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.
I had been looking forward to reading this for ages. The story was so intriguing and kept me gripped throughout. I loved the mirroring of Carly’s life in Fell to her aunt’s. The story was told really well and the characters were easy to connect with. I haven’t read many books that have hauntings but I’m definitely getting into them lately. The story of the hauntings at the Sun Down were fascinating to read. I was into the story from the first page and the story never lagged. My only issue was that there wasn’t really any twists. The story is just told and there isn’t any surprises at the end. Other than that, I really enjoyed the story and I loved Viv’s relationship with Fell and it’s people.