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Simone St. James

Autor(a) de The Sun Down Motel

13 Works 6,795 Membros 446 Críticas 10 Favorited

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Obras por Simone St. James

The Sun Down Motel (2020) 1,721 exemplares
The Broken Girls (2018) 1,699 exemplares
The Book of Cold Cases (2022) 1,232 exemplares
The Haunting of Maddy Clare (2012) 756 exemplares
Silence for the Dead (2014) 414 exemplares
An Inquiry into Love and Death (2013) 334 exemplares
The Other Side of Midnight (2015) 264 exemplares
Lost Among the Living (2016) 260 exemplares
Ghost 19 (2022) 60 exemplares
Murder Road (2024) 51 exemplares
The Sun Down Motel (2023) 2 exemplares
Murder Road 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum

Nome legal
Seguin, Simone
Data de nascimento
20th century
Locais de residência
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Prémios e menções honrosas
Arthur Ellis Award for Best First Novel

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Simone St. James is the award-winning author of The Haunting of Maddy Clare, which won two prestigious RITA® awards from Romance Writers of America and an Arthur Ellis Award from Crime Writers of Canada. She writes gothic historical ghost stories set in 1920s England, books that are known for their mystery, gripping suspense, and romance.

Simone wrote her first ghost story, about a haunted library, when she was in high school. She worked behind the scenes in the television business for twenty years before leaving to write full-time. She lives just outside Toronto, Canada with her husband and a spoiled cat.



Paranormal mystery thriller.

April and Eddie Carter, recent newlyweds in the summer of 1995, are on their way to Five Pines Resort for their honeymoon when they take a wrong turn off the Interstate and end up on a deserted road named Atticus Line. Suddenly, they spot a young woman walking along and stop to ask her if she needs a ride. When she gets into their backseat, April notices that the woman is bleeding and they rush her to a local hospital in Coldlake Falls. That’s when their plans are completely derailed.

The woman dies and suddenly April and Eddie are suspects. Turns out that this is not the first murder on that road. There have been 6 known victims over the past 19 years. Since they are not allowed to leave town, April and Eddie start looking into these strange, linked cases.

I enjoyed this well enough but somehow missed the word, paranormal, in the description when I requested it from NetGalley. I can’t bend my rational, pragmatic mind enough to buy into this aspect of a murder mystery investigation that is beyond scientific reasoning. The plot was interesting if predictable, and I did like April and Eddie as the main characters. I’ve no doubt it will prove popular among readers who will more enjoy this creepy tale with its haunting elements.

Thank you to the publisher for granting access to this title to read and review.
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CelticLibrarian | 3 outras críticas | Mar 3, 2024 |
BooksInMirror | 18 outras críticas | Feb 19, 2024 |
Eerie ghost story meets 90s nostalgia in MURDER ROAD, the latest gripping paranormal thriller from Simone St. James. I loved everything about it, and if you're new to her spooky books, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend starting with this one.

It's summer 1995, and a young honeymooning couple gets entangled in a paranormal murder mystery when they pick up a doomed hitchhiker along a deserted Michigan road. While police keep them in town for questioning, April and Eddie discover that road is known for a string of unsolved murders going back to the 1970s, and also the local legend of the Lost Girl. With some time to kill and a desire to clear their own names, they investigate the history of this haunted road on their own.

I enjoyed the complex mystery in this one, and the supernatural elements blended in perfectly for many chilling moments. The characters are what I loved most about this book. April was flawed from the emotional baggage of her past, yet so brave and clever in their current precarious situation. And then there's Eddie — be still my heart. Even the secondary cast was well-rounded and compelling.

I've read MURDER ROAD twice because it is addictive, and I wanted to experience the creepy goodness again. The ominous atmosphere, the dark supernatural, the genuine characters, and the 90s make this an unputdownable read.

Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the digital ARC. Opinions are my own.
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bookofsecrets | 3 outras críticas | Feb 17, 2024 |
I thought this was a deliciously creepy story BUT you must be ready to suspend disbelief.
susannelson | 60 outras críticas | Feb 7, 2024 |



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