Review: The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners Collection #2) by Lisa Unger - .Red Wine & Books

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Review: The Sleep Tight Motel (Dark Corners Collection #2) by Lisa Unger


Print Length: 48 pages
Publisher: Amazon Original Stories (September 27th, 2018)

From Goodreads.com: 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.
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My Rating: 1 star out of 5

Even though this is listed as part of a collection of "heart-stopping stories" to keep you up at night, what I found was a disappointing waste of a half an hour (but hey at least it was a short read right)?


To begin with, the Sleep Tight Motel reads like a bad fanfiction of The Bates Motel. Creepy, young manager whose parents are dead? Check.
Girl on the run accused of stealing a large sum of money from where she worked? Check.
Eerie animals lining the walls that seem to watch you? Check. (Although to be fair these were carved from wood, although the proprietor of the motel admits his father was into taxidermy so perhaps Drew is the son of Norman Bates)?  

I barely had time to overlook that when I reached the ending of the book. One that I have no doubt the author intended to be a shocking twist, however, I was merely confused, and then irritated by the way things played out. 

The Sleep Tight Motel and those that inhabit it are not what they seem, but they are, in my opinion, a waste of time and not very scary (or disturbing) at all. 


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                          The Sleep Tight Motel is available from Amazon.com

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