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The Sun Down Motel
The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
The secrets lurking in a rundown roadside motel ensnare a young woman, just as they did her aunt thirty-five years before, in this new atmospheric suspense novel from the national bestselling and award-winning author of The Broken Girls. 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.
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Crazycatlady1
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I just went in a wild ride with twists and turns galore. Carly is a twenty year old woman who goes searching the past for answers about her missing aunt. Some people aren‘t whom they seem to be and yo I ever know who‘s going to show up in the small town of Fell. Get lost as you follow along with Carly‘s journey. I promise you won‘t be able to put this one down.

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Another good one by St. James. I love her mix of paranormal and mystery along with the split timeline POVs. While The who done it mystery only lasts to about halfway through the book, I didn‘t mind.

The story is more of an amateur sleuth crime procedural. Both MCs are in the process of proving her theory of what happened in November 1982. #Booked2022 SET IN AN INN, LODGE, OR HOTEL

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Cazxxx
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This was so good I couldn‘t put it down! 4 🌟

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5feet.of.fury
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This is the first book I‘ve read by Simone St James, certainly will not be the last. The two timelines weave together incredibly well, part “true crime” armchair detective investigation, part ghost story.

In 1982 Viv searches for a killer, in 2017 her niece Carly investigates what happened to Viv. Set in a town with far too many other tragedies. And a haunted motel. The supernatural element is done really well, just enough to enhance the story.

RaeLovesToRead I bought this because I love the covers. Looking forward to it! 😊 2mo
5feet.of.fury @RaeLovesToRead I think judging a book by its cover is going to work out in this case 😁 2mo
BooksNBowls This has been on my TBR since it came out and I really need to get around to it lol 2mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick We're reading another one of hers in May (tagged) and The Book of Cold Cases in August with the #sundaybuddyread group. You're all welcome to join in! @RaeLovesToRead @BooksNBowls @5feet.of.fury 2mo
BooksNBowls @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick thanks I‘d love to! I‘ll try to find a copy this weekend! 😁 2mo
5feet.of.fury @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I will definitely be in for August… maybe net week too, my library only has an audio copy so I am debating! 2mo
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lazylokistarkthorcaptain
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4.5/5.

I absolutely loved this book. I didn‘t know what to expect when I went into it, which is how I enjoy reading my books, but I was pleasantly surprised. I‘ve got her next book, The Book of Cold Cases, on hold at my library so it may be too soon to tell, but I suspect I‘ve found a new favorite author.

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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Hostel

Klou Great choice! 3mo
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Jaimelire
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Got this one because it was available as ebook from library and I needed something for our ski trip. Wasn‘t expecting much. I was wrong. Read it in two days. Totally gripping!

Dragon Convinced me 👍💚🐉 4mo
Jaimelire @Dragon I was pleasantly surprised 4mo
Dragon It was a good price on Kindle so downloaded 👍🐉 4mo
Jaimelire @Dragon Enjoy👍 4mo
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I had a really really hard time putting this book down. I think it was one of the best thrillers I've read in a long time. I didn't know how I would like the two separate but connected story lines but the author did a great job with this. Also, Alma is my favorite character! This was #36 for #Roll100. #fabulousfebruary #sharreadathon
@PuddleJumper @Andrew65 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Professional_Book_Dragon

BiblioLitten This was a good read. I loved Broken Girls more. I really like how the plot unfolds… the author does not take her readers for granted. 4mo
PuddleJumper Brilliant! 4mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great book!! ❤️ 4mo
Andrew65 Loved this book, well done 👏👏👏 4mo
Morr_Books @BiblioLitten I have a copy of Broken Girls as well that I now have moved up on my TBR pile. I definitely want to read anything this author writes. 4mo
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LatrelWhite
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This book was not what I expected so many twist!!! Read it!

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ElizaMarie
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@Avanders , thank you again so much for this book! It was so so good! Like wow!

#ReadMyRoom #WinterTBR#IPromiseToRead
@AkashaVampie @jb72 @Bookworm54 @AsYouWish @CocoReads

#PennyPerPage (3.26)

#the52bookclub2022
Prompt 35 (not going to say whaat prom it is so it doesn't spoil)

Avanders Yay!! I‘m glad you liked it so much — I did too! 😁😁 5mo
ElizaMarie @Avanders I loved it so much, I have already bought copies for a couple of my friends because I wanted them to read it too! I am in the process of trying to bully my husband into reading my copy. 5mo
Avanders Ha! It‘s always fun trying to bully the husband into reading something… 😂😂 5mo
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Cinfhen
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At first I thought I wasn‘t going to like this book, but the more I listened the more invested I became. Dual narration, two timelines; Viv a night clerk in 1982, Carly her niece in 2017. Viv disappears one night never to be seen or heard from again, Carly reruns to her place of employment to search for missing clues. The right blend of believability & creepiness.
#NYWD #Booked2022 #SetInHotelInnLodge #PoP22 #AfterLife

Megabooks Excellent prompt use! I‘m glad you ended up enjoying it! 5mo
MallenNC This isn‘t my usual kind of book but I listened to it around Halloween bc I wanted something a little spooky. I loved the audiobook. Glad you liked it! 5mo
Cinfhen This would be perfect for Halloween 🎃 definitely spooky but not gory @MallenNC 5mo
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Cinfhen The more I listened the more caught up in the disappearance I became @Megabooks 👻 5mo
actualdisneyprincess Yessss I loved this one!!!! 5mo
Laughterhp This one is great! 5mo
kamoorephoto I LOVE Simone St. James! Can‘t wait for her new book! 5mo
Cinfhen This was my second book by her and I enjoyed it more than Broken Girls @kamoorephoto @Laughterhp @actualdisneyprincess I would try another. 5mo
kspenmoll 💜💚❤️ this author & this book 5mo
4thhouseontheleft I was surprised I liked this one as much as I did, too! 5mo
Cinfhen There seems to be an excessive amount of LOVE for this book @kspenmoll @4thhouseontheleft amazing how certain stories resonate with readers ❣️ 5mo
BarbaraBB I liked this one more than I expected too. 5mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage This one is on my shelf and now I want it in my hands!! 5mo
Cinfhen It would be a perfect read for October @BarbaraTheBibliophage IF you can wait that long 😉 5mo
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ElizaMarie
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I agree! I find anything, ANYTHING to use as a bookmark rather than dog-ear a book!

#WeekendReading
@Andrew65

AmyG I have used tissues, a toilet paper square as I refuse to dog ear a book. 5mo
ElizaMarie @AmyG haha I love it! 5mo
RaeLovesToRead I never dog-ear to mark my place, however, I have been known to dog-ear for special quotes and passages so I can come back to them... probably shouldn't admit to this on Litsy, hahaha 😅🤣😉 5mo
ElizaMarie @RaeLovesToRead haha shh!!! ha! 5mo
Andrew65 So true! 5mo
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Cinfhen
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Best way to avoid a #BookHangover is to jump right into a new book 🎧💓😉 #NYWD @MallenNC #Booked2022 #SetInHotelInnOrLodge #Pop22 #SetIn1980s

SeaToSkyes Absolutely loved this book!!! ❤️❤️ 5mo
Librarybelle The first St James I read, and I loved it! 5mo
Soubhiville This one will keep you turning pages! 5mo
amywithbooks Loved this one! 5mo
Cinfhen At first I wasn‘t sure @seatoskye @Librarybelle @Soubhiville @amywithbooks but now I‘m intrigued and I think I may be able to change my #pop22 challenge prompt to #AfterLife 😉👻 5mo
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bookishnerd
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Second hand book haul! Anything I should prioritize?

Nikki_E Darius the Great was excellent. 6mo
readordierachel The Essex Serpent is fabulous 6mo
BookwormAHN The Sundown Motel was fantastic. 5mo
BkClubCare Wow wow wow 5mo
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ElizaMarie
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jb72 I‘ve been wanting to read this one. 6mo
ElizaMarie @jb72 I am a couple of chapters in and its super good so far. Its got a good suspense going. 6mo
Avanders 😘😘 6mo
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RebeccaRoo7
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What do you do on a snow day?? You cuddle up with your best fur babies with a warm blanket, read a book and watch the birds.

I really love a good mystery on snowy/rainy days. Reading another one of St. James' novels has proven to be a worthwhile pick. There's all the twists and turns.

#snowday #mystery #readKY #catsoflitsy #winter #gandalfthegray #mittens

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Jgacreations I loved this book! (edited) 6mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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This took entirely too long for me to read given all of the year end craziness. But I found it engaging and creepy and I‘m now officially a fan of Simone St. James.

Now let the 17 Day Staycation commence! 🎄🍷📚

Bookzombie I‘m glad you enjoyed this one! Enjoy your staycation! 😎 6mo
Librarybelle I adore Simone St James‘s works! This was the first one I read by her, and I am hooked on her books. Enjoy your staycation!! 6mo
MicheleinPhilly @Librarybelle I‘ve only read 1 other by her and I thought it was her debut. Pleasantly surprised to learn there is a backlist! 6mo
Librarybelle I‘ve yet to read that one, but have a BOTM copy of it! 6mo
LeahBergen I liked this one, too. 6mo
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bthegood
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Fantastic - ghost story/murder mystery/thriller - and it was hard to put down - told in two time lines - I actually felt the creepiness it was written so well.
My only negative comment - the book cover - a million times (ok not that many) the sign is described as flashing Vacancy Cable TV - put Cable TV on the book cover 😆

Finished for #20in4 @Andrew65
Now starting all of my #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @Stay Curious books ❄

Megabooks 😂 definitely needs a cable tv!! 7mo
bthegood @Megabooks right?? thx and have a good night - 7mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏🥳 Such a great book. 7mo
bthegood @Andrew65 thx for hosting and your support 🙂 7mo
Andrew65 @bthegood I love hosting. 7mo
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Definitely a good read! Right from the beginning I was sucked in —a book that‘s hard to put down until it‘s finished ✅

foreverbooked I enjoyed this book also. It kept you engaged wondering what was going to happen. 5mo
APLitlife Loved this one! 3mo
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bthegood
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Finishing the tagged book this week for #20in4 @Andrew65 - then moving on to my #WinterGames2021 #TeamGameSleighers @StayCurious picks -
have a few books in hand, some on tablet, some on hold -
Make a great day everyone ❄

Andrew65 Love the tagged book. 7mo
bthegood @Andrew65 right? I can't put it down!! (edited) 7mo
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JackOBotts
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@MaleficentBookDragon - I‘m realizing the copy of this book from our last #LMPBC is yours. Would you like it mailed back to you? Just let me know. Thanks!

MaleficentBookDragon That would be great. Thanks. No rush though. 7mo
JackOBotts @MaleficentBookDragon you got it! I‘ll let you know when it‘s on its way! 7mo
JackOBotts @MaleficentBookDragon - I got to the post office this morning. The book should arrive on Friday 12/10. 📚📚 7mo
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bthegood
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#Two4Tuesday
@TheSpineView
Plan to read tagged and finish One Of Us Will Be Dead By Morning - large family get together Saturday - so these next few days are pretty open for reading/relaxing/setting up my house for candy making day 🙂
We tend to serve the same things - all of which are good - but my favorite was Gumbo at Commanders Palace in New Orleans at Thanksgiving (they put on a wonderful dinner)-

Happy Gratitude Day -

TheSpineView Enjoy the holiday and Thanks for playing 7mo
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EadieB
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#TheSunDownMotel #SimoneStJames
#BookSpinBingo #NovelNovember

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 1982 Carly's aunt Viv Delaney moved to New York City and got a job as the night clerk at the Sun Down Motel in Fell, New York. It's 2017 & Carly wants to find out what happened to Aunt Viv as she mysteriously disappeared from the Sun Down before Carly was born.

EadieB Carly moves to Fell, New York and visits the motel. She soon finds herself involved with the same mysteries that claimed her aunt. This is a creepy ghost story and mystery full of secrets. It is a dark and twisted story with an ending I didn't see coming. The story switches back and forth between 1982 and 2017 with two points of view. 7mo
EadieB Simone St. James is an excellent writer and kept the pages turning. If you enjoy the supernatural, then you will enjoy this book. 7mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 7mo
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TheDaysGoBy I loved this one! Glad you enjoyed it too! 7mo
Andrew65 Loved this book! 👏👏👏 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 I love all her books! @TheDaysGoBy (edited) 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Unfortunately not easy to get her books here, needs some searching around. 7mo
EadieB @Andrew65 That's unfortunate! I think she has a new one coming out March 2022. 7mo
Andrew65 @EadieB Thanks, I wasn‘t aware. 7mo
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EadieB
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#ThoughtfulThursday @MoonWitch94
@TheSpineView Thanks for the tag! @DarkMina

Listening to audio of the tagged book 📖

When I braided my granddaughter‘s hair into pigtails her father called her Pippi Longstocking!

When the author constantly repeats information.

Anyone reading this can play!

Kdgordon88 That‘s one of my biggest pet peeves, too! 8mo
EadieB @Kdgordon88 Don't know if it's to make the book seem longer or they think we are not paying attention but it is very annoying! 8mo
TheSpineView 😘😊😀 8mo
MoonWitch94 Thanks for playing 🍂📖✨ 7mo
DarkMina @EadieB You‘re welcome! The Sundown Motel is good. 7mo
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Bec_lectic
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This is probably one of the best books I‘ve read in awhile. I loved it. Super creepy and perfect for the Halloween 🎃 season. I heard they are potentially going to turn it into a tv series which if so I cant freaking wait. It‘s full of mystery, murder, ghosts…what more could you want?!
#halloweenreads

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Loreen
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“The night it all ended, Vivian was alone.” #firstlinefridays #firstlinefriday

ShyBookOwl Loved this one!! Enjoy 7mo
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CaramelLunacy
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Creepy mystery / paranormal story told in dual timelines set in the small town of Fell in upstate NY - site of a disproportionate number of murder victims. In 1982, Viv Delaney suddenly disappeared from the night shift at the creepy haunted Sun Down Motel. 35 years later, her niece Carly Kirk comes to town to try to puzzle out what happened.
Told in dual timelines - part mystery, part horror - how it could be any of us. I really liked this.

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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I first listened to this part thriller, part horror on audio last year. It‘s so atmospheric and compulsive. I just #reread it for book club, but this time in print. Loved it more second time around. The parallel storylines are just right and the ghosts are oddly believable. Added that 5th star!

LeeRHarry I just finished this one - well paced, atmospheric and not too scary - which I was happy about 😊 8mo
britt_brooke @LeeRHarry My feelings exactly! I‘m happy you liked it, too. She has a new book coming out next year and I can‘t wait! 8mo
Cinfhen I was really disappointed with her other book that I read so I‘m iffy about reading Sundown Motel 8mo
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britt_brooke @Cinfhen I liked (didn‘t love) Broken Girls, but I do think Sun Down is much better. 8mo
Cinfhen Good to know !! 8mo
CaramelLunacy I have just started this one - so far it's deliciously creepy 8mo
britt_brooke @CaramelLunacy Isn‘t it?! Hope you enjoy! 8mo
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The Sun Down Motel was a mix of creepy and murder mystery set between two time periods between the two main characters, Vivian in 1982 and her niece Carly in 2017
I enjoyed the two different perspectives, it was a little slow at times but still kept me interested and enjoyable

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CindyMyLifeIsLit
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Starting this today while lazing by the lake. Rural settings and isolated cabins are always scary to me, so hopefully the environment will add ambiance to the reading!

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This was perfect for the Halloween season. It is a mystery as well as a ghost story. I thought the setting was used really well, and I liked how she built up the characters in both timelines. I listened to the audiobook and some of it was legitimately scary to me. I‘m probably never going to go to the ice/vending area of a motel alone without worrying about some ghosts.

TheDaysGoBy I enjoyed this one a lot and it did spook me a bit too lol 8mo
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This was a fun and engaging murder mystery featuring a haunted motel.

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LibraryCin
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I listened to the audio. There were two different voices for each of the main characters. It didn‘t hold my attention 100%, but I was interested enough that plenty of times, I “rewound” to hear what I‘d missed. There was some good atmosphere, with some creepy happenings

Bec_lectic Just got this one from the library! Im excited to read it ☺️ 8mo
LibraryCin @Bec_lectic enjoy! October/Halloween is probably a good time for it! 8mo
Bec_lectic Thanks I loved it! It was perfect for Halloween 🎃 7mo
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Drnkpnkprincess
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Yep. Perfect audible for an October road trip.

CaramelLunacy This one is next up on my TBR - is the audio good? 8mo
Drnkpnkprincess @CaramelLunacy I usually despise audiobooks because I‘m easily distracted - but this one was great! Two voice actors, alternating chapters/time frames… it was like someone is telling you a ghost story while your by a fire and each pause or chapter break makes you want to keep going. I listened to it at 1.2X near the end just so they‘d speak faster and I‘d get my answers. (edited) 8mo
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ElizaMarie
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Thank you @Avanders for the #CBBC book package this month! I am taking the chocolate to work!!!

#coffeebeanbookclub
@Mommamanzi

slategreyskies I didn‘t know Trader Joe‘s had pumpkin body butter! That sounds great! I wish we had a TJ‘s near where I live now, but the nearest one is over an hour away. 8mo
ElizaMarie @slategreyskies The nearest one to mee also is about an hour away. I haven't gone yet because I just well.. no reason really. I might go tomorrow actually because I plan on watching the Lamb movie in that town (Which is the closest theatre playing it). Anyway . It smells just like you'd think it would! I love it! 8mo
Avanders Yay! ♥️😘 Glad you like it 😁 And hope your coworkers get a good sugar kick! 😜 8mo
ElizaMarie @Avanders we have a communal candy/snack drawer so... this is exactly where it should go! 8mo
Avanders Perfect! 😁 8mo
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Soubhiville
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Creepy! Ghost story thriller with a dual timeline. All the self-opening doors may have contributed to a couple restless nights for me! But I thought this was really good, and wrapped up well.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I loved this one!! 🖤👻 8mo
Hooked_on_books I‘m at the point where I can say I‘m a fan of her! I‘ve liked all of her books that I‘ve read and I‘m excited for the next one. 8mo
CoffeeNBooks This is one of my favorite St. James books! 8mo
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This was a reread for me as my book club chose this for our October book and I‘m leading the discussion. I loved this story the second time around just as much as I did the first time around. A wonderful atmospheric read perfect for the season. #BookspinBingo #Scarathlon2021 #TeamHendrix #screamathon #BFC2021 +256 pts

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
Cinfhen Woohoo!!! I NEED to pick this one up 8mo
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If anyone needs me, I‘ll be right here.

#smokymountains #booksandbooze

MaureenMc Love the Smokies! 💕 9mo
Christine 😍 Enjoy!! 9mo
Soubhiville I just started this too! Enjoy it and that view ❤️ 9mo
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britt_brooke @Soubhiville It‘s so good! I actually read it last year and am now rereading for book club. Hope you‘re enjoying! 9mo
britt_brooke @MaureenMc It‘s so beautiful! We love it, too! 9mo
britt_brooke @Christine Thank you! 9mo
Leftcoastzen Nice! 9mo
Andrew65 Great book. 9mo
MallenNC That looks awesome. I just started that audiobook! 9mo
CoffeeNBooks That's one of my favorite St. James books! And what a beautiful view! 9mo
Rissa1 One of my favorite place!! 9mo
Megabooks Enjoy!! Loved going to the smokies when I live in Knoxville! 9mo
britt_brooke @Andrew65 It‘s so good! I‘m rereading it for my IRL book club. 9mo
britt_brooke @MallenNC Hope you enjoy! I listened to it on audio last October, and now rereading it for book club. It‘s a great story. Very atmospheric! 9mo
britt_brooke @CoffeeNBooks She‘s so good! This is my second time with this one. Looking forward to get new book next year! 9mo
britt_brooke @Rissa1 We love it here so much! 9mo
britt_brooke @Megabooks We love it here so much! This is our third visit. The boys are big fans! 9mo
MatchlessMarie I don‘t know how I have been on Litsy this long and overlooked that tag 😅💯 9mo
she.epeolatry I didn‘t know about this bnb tag! I need to circle back when you finish the book. I have so many opinions on it! 9mo
Cathythoughts Looks gorgeous ❤️ 9mo
britt_brooke @MatchlessMarie @she.epeolatry There are some great posts attached to it! 📚🍺🍷🥃 9mo
britt_brooke @Cathythoughts It‘s so lovely in East Tennessee! 9mo
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Avanders
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Definitely one of my new favorites! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

So starting on another cozy 🫖📖🔪♥️

Received my “big” #FallingForFallSwap #fffs package from @Kshakal 💃🏽💃🏽🍁🍂🧡 yay!!

Aaaand so close to being done with #CoffeeBeanBookClub #cbbc round 4! 😱
@Mommamanzi

Kshakal So glad it arrived safely!!!! 💕🍁🍂 10mo
Avanders @Kshakal 💃🏽💃🏽😘 10mo
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Avanders
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I‘m so glad I‘m finally reading this. I‘m only about 1/3 the way in, but so far I‘m liking this better than The Broken Girls, and so far, it‘s a perfectly creepy book timed perfectly with what I‘m insisting is the beginning of fall…. 😬😎🎃🍁🍂🖤💚🧡💜

(90+ degree temperatures notwithstanding)

Clwojick All the fall feels! 10mo
Avanders @Clwojick 🤗😘🧡🎃🖤 10mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Definitely have the fall vibes too 🧡🍂🍁 10mo
TheDaysGoBy I enjoyed that one a lot! Did spook me a bit with some of its creepiness but I‘m also a wuss 😂 Hope you enjoy the rest! 10mo
Avanders @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🍁🍂🧡💚☺️ @TheDaysGoBy lol I thought it was atmospherically creepy - just right! 😁 10mo
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Nu-Bibliophile
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Another great one from Ms. St. James!

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Loved this one!! 10mo
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she.epeolatry
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I was with everything about this book… right up until the end. Inexplicable behaviors that undermine everything you know about a character … not a fan. Cost this review half a star. I would love to know why the author did this. Sigh. 💀💀💀💀.5

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AlisBookNookCorner
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🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 https://suspensebookreviews.home.blog/2021/08/05/the-sun-down-motel-by-simone-st...

What a great horror novel! This had it all, ghosts, mystery, and thrills. The story centers around Carly a young woman who is determined to find out what happened to her Aunt Viv who disappeared 35 years earlier. The last known place, The Sun Down Motel, which proves to have secrets of its own. A chilling tale with a shocking ending.

cinda.marie I want to read this one soon! I read Silence for the Dead and really liked it. 11mo
Kenziejo This is one of my favorite books! 11mo
she.epeolatry I just DL this. Yay. It was on a Nerdist list. 11mo
AlisBookNookCorner I loved it! I can't wait to read more from her. Silence for the Dead is in my Amazon cart along with Broken Girls. 11mo
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OutAndAbout
The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Excellent road trip audiobook. A good mystery surrounding a haunted roadside motel was just the thing to listen to right before stopping to sleep at a (hopefully) not haunted roadside motel! Good characters and well structured with solid pacing that kept things tied together and moving forward. Recommended.

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bookaholic1
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#62
I listened to this one and it was really good...starting to like this author

KathyWheeler I loved this and read The Broken Girls after it — loved that one too. Like you, she‘s becoming one of my favorite writers. (edited) 11mo
bookaholic1 @KathyWheeler Thanks for the book recommendation...will look into it 11mo
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Messiejessie
The Sun Down Motel | Simone St. James
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Mysteries and ghost stories are not usually my thing, so this was a change of pace for me.
Took me a little while to get into it, but I was keen to keep reading to unravel the mystery.

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Kenziejo
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The Sun Down Motel is one of my favorite creepy books. And it just so happens that there is actually a motel not too far away from where I live called the Sundown Motel. I think I'll pass on staying there. 😬😂

Suet624 Yeah, good call. 12mo
AmyG Ha! Looks a bit like how I imagined the motel would look. 12mo
Susanita Yeah it looks a little sketchy! 12mo
Branwen 😱😨😱😨😱😨 12mo
SeaToSkyes That's so cool but also creepy! 12mo
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