At the outskirts of Maple City sits the Crossroads Motel, a throwback to the days when the motor lodge was king. Two years ago, the motel was the site of an act so brutal that its buildings were left to rot.
Jessie Voss, however, sees promise in the Crossroad’s bare bones and buys it up, determined to breathe new life into the place.
When the Larson family shows up on her doorstep, road-weary and desperate for a break, Jessie offers them lodging, even though her grand opening is still a week away.
But the arrival of guests awakens the motel, and Jessie soon finds herself host to both the living and the dead.
‘The Hungry Ones’ is the second book in the ‘Messy Man’ series. I may be stating the obvious here, but for those of you tempted to read it as a standalone, don’t.
To be entirely fair, you could go ahead and read it as a standalone.
But why would you?
I guarantee you will have a better experience if you read ‘The Nightmare Room’ first.
“…the arrival of guests awakens the motel, and Jessie soon finds herself host to both the living and the dead.”
So, you’re a writer and your debut horror novel is a hit. The #bookstagram community won’t stop raving about it—life is good!
Now comes a tougher challenge. Will the second book live up to the expectations?
I can only imagine how hard it must be to release a follow-up book, cross your fingers and hope for the best.
In my opinion, Chris Sorensen managed to come up with a great follow-up to what was a fantastic first book.
‘The Hungry Ones’ was devoured (ba dum tss) in one sitting. It’s safe to say that I had a grand time during my stay at the Crossroads Motel.
As for Peter, Hannah & Michael…
The Messy man is back.
I can’t wait to read the third book!
Thanks a lot for sending a copy of the book my way, Chris.