The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners collection)
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, who...more
I'm not sure about the cop, but I think he was a flash from her life, and wasn't really at the hotel -- the same sort of thing that she saw and heard in the room next door, and in the messages on her phone.(less) (hide spoiler)]
A seedy, perhaps even haunted motel on the side of the road. With no other guest...I repeat NO other guest...ummmm run girl run! I would have been out of there before I even checked in. I loved this creepy motel story! Apparently I am on a roll with Lisa Unger stories this week. This is #3 and I want more.
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A Kindle Unlimited selection. Published September 27th 2018 by Amazon Original Stories
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Lisa Unger nailed this one. The Sleep Tight Motel has it all--a great plot, developed characters, a spooky atmosphere, and a zinger of a conclusion. That's really all that needs to be said.
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The narrator’s prose mesmerized me...
And, this short story about a woman finding refuge in a cozy, secluded hotel drew me in...
An enjoyable, one sitting “listen” or “read” from the DARK CORNERS collection-7 Amazon original short stories released in 2018.
There’s a couple creepy moments that made me glad I read this during the day, outside by the pool. Lisa Unger sure knows how to tell a c ...more
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Eve is a woman on the run from her abusive husband. Exhausted, she finally has to pull into a motel to get some sleep, or so she hopes. She finds the only motel around in this dead end spot. There are no other guests in this motel which would’ve sent me running the other way, but she doesn’t have a lot of options. The nice enough appearing motel employee eases her mind a littl ...more
“Where are you. You’re not going to get away with this.”
Bright lights in her rear-view mirror. He is following her and sending her threatening texts. He can’t have found her. She didn’t want to be found.
Eve has a fake ID, a .38, and a violent lover receding in the rearview mirror.
Alone, driving on a dark highway…and t ...more
The author perfectly conveyed a spooky atmosphere that had me biting my nails the whole time. A great plot with pretty well developed characters (that’s not always the case in short stories) and a conclusion I didn’t see coming and hurted a little bit. 😢
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Something isn't right at the sleep tight motel, but Eve Brown is on the run, and needs somewhere to stay. Eve is the only guest, so what are the bangs are screams coming from the room next door?!
This excellently written short story was so atmospheric and creepy! I read it in one go, in about half an hour, and couldn't stop turning the pages.
I loved reading about this sinister motel in the misty ...more
Opening Hook: Never go on the run in a car that needs an oil change.
Main Character: Does not get stabbed in a shower.
Plot Twisty-ness: Unger does a lot with a little.
This is an adorable spooky short story in the Dark Corners Collection.
Eve is on the run in a shitty old car. She's got a bag full of money, a gun and a piece-of-shit ex on her tail. It's very much Psycho-esque in that way.
When Eve realizes she can't run anymore with a little bit of sleep, she pulls into a c ...more
She has a fake ID, a bag full of money, and a gun and she's running just as fast as she can, as far as she can. Behind her is her ex-boyfriend who keeps texting her ... I'm right behind you.
Scared, and deadly tired, she happens upon a small motel. If she can just get a couple hours rest, she thinks. She feels pretty safe in thinking he'll never find her here.
According to the owner, the motel is empty ... so why does she keep hearing thumps and bumps in the next room? And a woman screaming?
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Horror + Short Story
This was not as enjoyable as the first book in the series. But for 48 pages it was still good. Sometimes I felt it was confusing a bit. I was not sure if the main character was imagining things or were happening to her. The Sleep Tight Motel is the motel to which the female protagonist goes to escaping from something/someone! Is she a reliable protagonist? Will you trust her as a reader? That you need to read yourself.
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Really well written.
The story is very well-written and I flew through the pages. I wish it had been a little creepier but I loved it despite the fact that it didn’t make the hairs at the nape of my neck stand at ...more
The Sleep Tight Motel is a 48 page short story in the Dark Corners collection. Eve is on the run from an abusive boyfriend when she stops at the Sleep Tight Motel. As you may have guessed, Sleep Tight Motel is a small secluded hotel in which Eve is the only guest! I’m a fan of Psycho and the Bates Motel series so of course I was drawn to this title and book cover. Eve originally plans to stay the night and get back on the road early the next morning but the super nice and not at all ...more
Unger’s critically acclaimed books have been named on “Best Book” lists from the Today show, Good Morning America, Entertainment Weekly, People, Amazon, G ...more