Title: Lock Every Door
Author: Riley Sager
Published: Dutton Books July 2, 2019
Genre: Thriller & Mystery
Goodreads Rating: 4.19
“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.”
This is the third July in a row that Riley Sager has published a thriller. Last year I picked up The Last Time I Lied (see my review HERE) as my Book of the month pick and this year I was lucky to receive an advanced copy of Lock Every Door. Huge thanks to Dutton & Netgallery for allowing me to read this book before it’s release date.
The last two books Riley Sager published The Last Time I Lied & Final Girls were both 4 star reads for me but Lock Every Door was hands down a five star read. Within the book there are a couple various story lines that are happening, all to our main character Jules. Barely in her mid-twenties, Jules has had a rough couple of years. Her sister goes missing, her parents are gone, and she’s recently lost both her job and her boyfriend in the same day. She’s currently living on the couch of her best friend when she stumbles upon a job as an apartment sitter. A grand a month, living in one of the most elite apartment buildings in New York City, yes please!
Jules is immediately sucked into the offer which seems to good to be true. Once settled into her new apartment Jules quickly becomes warily about the offer she’s just accepted. When the apartment sitter downstairs goes missing, Jules start to expect that the her current job is indeed too good to be true.
For 50% of this book I had no idea where the story was going. At about 60% into the book, I thought I had a pretty good idea what was going to happen. But 90% in my mind was totally blown and apparently I had zero idea what was coming. It was creepy in the all the right ways without being a total horror book.
One of the things that get me with thriller books sometimes is the repeat of story lines. I just feel as if I’m re-reading the same plot with slightly different characters. The story line for this book however, was completely original and kept me guessing the ENTIRE TIME. ★★★★★ for me and I highly recommend every thriller lover to pick this up this month!