I would rate The Sundown Motel by Simone St. James a solid 4 1/2 stars if I had the half-star rating possibility on here! Going into reading this book, I expected it to have a more cheesy or "typical" ghost story element, but the author pulled this book off really well! The story largely takes place in Fell, New York. I love stories set in a small town because it makes the story more relatable for me. Every character is believable, and from early on I think the reader finds themselves entranced with what is going on at this creepy, outdated motel. The story is told from alternate perspectives (Viv Delaney in the 80's and Carly in the 2000's). Carly is the niece of Viv Delaney, who became one of the several missing women from Fell. After Carly's mother dies, she sets out to solve the mystery that haunted her mother. Carly seems to have a knack for putting the pieces of her aunt's puzzle together, and reading as it unfolded definitely held my attention. Oh, and a portion of the clues are found within the local library's archives (who wouldn't love that). I won't put any spoilers in the review, but if you are looking for a suspense-thriller type books with ghosts AND mystery too, look no further!