Name: The Sleep Tight Motel
Author: Lisa Unger
Number of Pages: 48 (Kindle)
Published: September 27th 2018 by Amazon Original Stories
Genre: Short Story, Mystery, Thriller
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.
The Sleep Tight Motel is part of the Amazon Dark Corners series, a collection of short stories. I usually go for long books and I fancied something different, something I could read in one sitting, and this book was just what I was looking for. At 48 pages it occupied an overcast afternoon, although once I’d finished I almost wished I’d savoured it during an autumn evening close to Halloween, the time at which the story takes place. And what a great story it was…
A woman on the run from an her ex finds herself on a dark road at night and comes upon the Sleep Tight Motel, an isolated place surrounded by woods where she decides to stop temporarily. There was definitely something a little eerie in the set up which sets the tone right away.
I don’t want to say too much about the plot, it’s such a short story after all, and yet there’s a lot going on in a short space of time. Mysterious, eerie, great atmosphere, and a need to know exactly what is going on in the room next door, from which Eve hears screams and dragging sounds on more than one occasion despite there being no other guests staying at the motel kept me glued to this for the duration. If you’re looking for a short read with a great story and plenty of atmosphere then check out The Sleep Tight Motel.