Lock Every Door

Lock Every Door

A Novel

Book - 2019
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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

One of . . .
Parade 's "Most Anticipated Books of Summer 2019" * PureWow 's "The Best Beach Reads of Summer 2019" * BookBub 's "Books That Will Make the Perfect Addition to Your Beach Bag This Summer"

The next heart-pounding thriller from New York Times bestselling author Riley Sager follows a young woman whose new job apartment sitting in one of New York's oldest and most glamorous buildings may cost more than it pays

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 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 sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers 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.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, ©2019.
ISBN: 9781524745141
Characteristics: 368 pages ;,24 cm.

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DELVEVD
Mar 15, 2020

An apartment sitter in an old building....great setting for a thriller! Doesn't disappoint! Excellent story! Couldn't put this book down! Fabulous!

neyoscribbles Feb 25, 2020

An apartment sitter is hired for a few thousand dollars in Upper East Side Manhattan. Though there are a few conditions, this offer is way too good to be true.

This novel starts off promising with elements of goth and horror mixed into the setting of the Bartholomew, the historic and gothic apartment building that Julie will reside in. As the novel progress, it keeps the reader intrigued with red herrings and some twists here and there. The setting and the history of the place keeps the reader rooting for Julie. However, during the last half of the novel, all the dark secrets are finally out and just as the reader is sitting on the edge of their seat, heart palpitations and all, the ending comes at you at a snail’s pace with so many additional and unnecessary plot twists. The last bit drags on for what feels like forever and then the ending was so blahhhh and dramatic, that it was actually anticlimactic. I was very disappointed especially because I really enjoyed Final Girls by this author.

Perhaps one should read up to the last 50 pages and then make up their own ending.

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squirrelee
Dec 31, 2019

I loved this thriller! It is my favorite thriller if 2019. Definitely the scariest book that I have read this year.

FPL_CassieW Dec 03, 2019

When something sounds too good to be true, it probably is. When Jules answers an ad promising to pay thousands just for house sitting in an infamous Gothic apartment building in Manhattan, she jumps at the opportunity. Sure, there are rules, and sure, it could be cursed, but who cares for this amount of money...until other house sitters abruptly go missing. With all the twists and turns, Riley Sager's suspense-filled novel is a hard book to put down.

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capitalcity
Nov 26, 2019

Tried to picture Jules as a 25-year old woman, but failed. Perhaps, due to Juju's lack of experiential maturity, her deportment has overtones to that of a teenager. In fact, Lock Every Door may appropriately be cataloged as juvenile fiction. The novel starts off promisingly as a good read, but by the end the author has sutured together plot fragments widely disseminated in other books, producing a script analogous to a flimsy fabrication. Ultimately the lead character's overdrive machinations, akin to those of an adrenaline ridden whirling dervish, are no substitute for an original, creative denouement. This reader rues frittering away many hours attempting to glean something noteworthy from Sager's 3rd effort.

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barryandlinda
Nov 23, 2019

Julies is hired to apartment sit at the Bartholomew. Only the rich and famous can afford to live there. But something strange is going on. Other apartment sitters seem to up and leave their job and are not heard from again. Jules know that something is very wrong and wants to find out just what it is. This is a very good book from beginning to end.

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JackieRuesink
Nov 19, 2019

Ellie recommendation

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Banana86
Nov 19, 2019

Page turning and unique. The book is slightly thicker and when I took it out on a Saturday I thought, "I better make time to read this before it is due back because there are holds on it." I was done the next evening. New fantastic author to add to my favourites list! Can't wait to read his other work!

ArapahoeSarahH Nov 01, 2019

I wasn't quite sure what to think of this thriller from the beginning...but as the chapters went by I was more and more intrigued about what was going on, which characters to trust, and all of my guesses at the final plot twist were wrong! A great read for a cozy winter night!

JCLMeghanF Oct 09, 2019

I am a huge Riley Sager fan and his newest novel does not disappoint. When Jules begins apartment sitting in a famous New York building, she discovers a missing girl, a possible haunting, and more than a few dark secrets. If you're a fan of Hitchcockian thrillers, this one is for you.

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