Books by Simone St. James

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The Sun Down Motel

Completely addictive, riveting, and engaging, The Sun Down Motel is the latest supernatural thriller from Simone St. James. A dual timeline tale of two women thirty-five years apart looking for answers to a series of disappearances, it contains the eerie, haunted tone I expect from this author’s w ...

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The Broken Girls

The Broken Girls by Simone St. James: A Roundtable Discussion Simone St. James is well-loved by the staff here at AAR, so we have been eagerly anticipating her new book. The Broken Girls is a dual-timeline story centered around a boarding school for the teenaged girls society has turned its back ...

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Lost Among the Living

I’ve been a fan of Simone St. James since reading her 2012 release, The Haunting of Maddy Clare, and eagerly anticipate each new release. Lost Among the Living lived up to my anticipation, offering the mix of historical mystery, romance, and ghosts I’ve come to expect and enjoy. While it’s not ...

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The Other Side of Midnight

This was my first book by Simone St. James, but will definitely not be my last. The Other Side of Midnight was a refreshing tale of intrigue and suspense set in the unusual era of post WWI England. I love romantic suspense as well as historical fiction, and while I have read a few authors who do bot ...

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Silence for the Dead

Simone St. James seems to be almost single-handedly revitalising the genre of the gothic historical romance, and her latest book, Silence for the Dead proved to be a very enjoyable example indeed. It’s 1919, and twenty-year-old Kitty Weeks has been running away from her abusive father for the p ...

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Silence for the Dead

The renewed interest in recent years in all things interwar and post-war means that those who used beg for more cultural artifacts from 1914-1950s need beg no longer. I, personally, am having a blast on the audiovisual front — not a fan of Downton Abbey, but I love Parade’s End and Foyle’s War ...

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The Haunting of Maddy Clare

Narrated by Pamela Garelick The print version of this has been in my TBR pile for ages but I decided to wait for the audio version to come out. Big mistake. If not listening for review, I would have stopped in the first hour and turned to the print version. I remain fascinated by this post WWI gh ...

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An Inquiry into Love and Death

An Inquiry into Love and Death is a mystery/ghost story set in 1924 England - perhaps capitalizing on Downton Abbey's popularity. But if we have Downton to thank for the fact that we now find a new period of history interesting (and therefore marketable), then thank God for it. Ji ...