I just discovered a new author I think I’m about to stalk on social media LOL. I had no idea that Amazon have an ‘Amazon Original Stories’ series of short stories and novellas, by different authors until my publisher told me about it. Then, while searching for new books to read on Kindle Unlimited this book popped up from the series. I thought why not? It’s a sign give it a read. I’m so glad I did give it a try. All books can be read in less than an hour, forty- sixty pages! I love them ‘bite sized reads’ sometimes.
About the Book
A woman on the run finds refuge in a motel at the edge of the woods, with plenty of vacancies. Check in for the night with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Unger.
Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror. He’ll never find her at the isolated motel, and its kindly manager is happy to ease her fears. But if Eve is the only guest, whom does she keep hearing on the other side of the wall? Eve won’t get a good night’s rest until she finds out.
Lisa Unger’s The Sleep Tight Motel is part of Dark Corners, a collection of seven heart-stopping short stories by bestselling authors who give you so many new reasons to be afraid. Each story can be read in a single sitting. Or, if you have the nerve, you can listen all by yourself in the dark.
Kim’s Review: 4 Really Enjoyable Stars
This story is book #2 of seven in the Amazon Original short story series, as I started to read I was really pulled in straight away by the story. The main character who is on the run, under her best friend’s ID really intrigued me. I must admit I had no idea where it was going or how it would end which I loved, it kept me reading. The story is mainly set over a period of probably twenty- four hours if that, with some flash back, and at the motel she heads to. I enjoyed the writing style and story-telling, it’s pretty fast paced, which I enjoyed also. It kept me turning pages, guessing, but at times also wondering ‘where’s the bang.’ It came right at the end LOL, in a true ‘oh my gosh I never saw that coming style’, the author gives a very unexpected twist, that left me thinking deeply about what I had just read, and placing everything all together in my head. Overall, this is a short story that I thought was engaging, well written, and very gripping to read. The ending was for me the icing on the cake.
I would have loved more to this! I recommend it to all those who love thriller, mystery, suspense, and even paranormal stories. If you like quick reads too, this is a good choice. I feel that Sleep Tight Motel was an excellent introduction to this author’s work, and I have downloaded more of her books, and about to read the other six authors in the series. Overall I recommend Amazon Original Stories to check out if you like quick, short reads, mystery, thriller, and suspense. Free to read on Kindle Unlimited too at the time of this review.