Release Date: July 02, 2019
Genre: Adult Fiction / Mystery / Thriller
No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents, all of whom are rich or famous or both. These are the only rules for Jules Larsen’s new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile and mysterious buildings. Recently heartbroken and just plain broke, Jules is taken in by the splendor of her surroundings and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
As she gets to know the residents and staff of the Bartholomew, Jules finds herself drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who comfortingly, disturbingly reminds her of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew is not what it seems and the dark history hidden beneath its gleaming facade is starting to frighten her, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day, when Ingrid disappears.
Searching for the truth about Ingrid’s disappearance, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s dark past and into the secrets kept within its walls. Her discovery that Ingrid is not the first apartment sitter to go missing at the Bartholomew pits Jules against the clock as she races to unmask a killer, expose the building’s hidden past, and escape the Bartholomew before her temporary status becomes permanent.
I have now officially read every Riley Sager there is to read! I don’t know why I put off reading Lock Every Door for so long, but I’m so happy that I finally got to it because it is quite the ride. I did a buddy read with one of my friends and this is a great book to do that with because I definitely found myself wanting to discuss what was happening. I don’t think Jules was the smartest person ever and I found myself yelling at her more than once, but she was quite the little detective. This is such a great book for fall and if you want all the creepy vibes, you will get them. I loved the gothic feel, and who doesn’t love a book with a dumbwaiter in it?! The Bartholomew was a super creepy setting and I would love to see this as a movie because it would be awesome.
I was thinking I knew what was going to happen, and while I was right about one small part, I was quite shocked by the rest of it. Lock Every Door is a slow burn, but I thought the pacing was well done so it didn’t actually feel like a slow read. I was immediately hooked from the first page, and I loved the way Sager went from past to present until marrying them together into present. The mystery was twisty and interesting, and I love Sager’s writing style. Somehow he manages to make all his books feel very different and that is just one of the many things I love about him as an author.
If you haven’t read Lock Every Door yet then it is time you remedy that like I did! At times it did get disturbing (especially towards the end), but for the most part it wasn’t too bad, and I loved the execution more than anything. If you love books with secrets, this one is full of them!
Thank you to the publisher for providing me with an advance review copy of this book, all opinions and thoughts are my own.