Lock Every Door
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.

Lock Every Door Details

TitleLock Every Door
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 2nd, 2019
PublisherDutton
Rating
GenreThriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Fiction

Lock Every Door Review

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    January 1, 1970
    "It certainly doesn't feel cursed. Or haunted. Or any other menacing label you could put on an apartment building. It's comfortable, spacious and, other than the wallpaper, nicely decorated. It's easy to see why Nick and Greta choose to live here. I would certainly stay longer than three months if I could afford to. Which makes it all the stranger that Ingrid chose to leave."Muahahahaha. Mr. "Sager" has done it again folks. I'm always wary picking up the forecasted blockbusters of the year, but "It certainly doesn't feel cursed. Or haunted. Or any other menacing label you could put on an apartment building. It's comfortable, spacious and, other than the wallpaper, nicely decorated. It's easy to see why Nick and Greta choose to live here. I would certainly stay longer than three months if I could afford to. Which makes it all the stranger that Ingrid chose to leave."Muahahahaha. Mr. "Sager" has done it again folks. I'm always wary picking up the forecasted blockbusters of the year, but I'll be darned if this isn't his best novel to date, which is saying a lot as I adored The Last Time I Lied. Lock Every Door feels like the author's signature style, but each of his books has a different vibe, in my opinion. Final Girls was horrific slasher, The Last Time I Lied was a campy YA, and Lock Every Door has a grown up, classic chiller feel, with an updated twist on the locked room trope, which is one of my personal favorite plots. Obviously I had high hopes for this book; with a cover that stunning how could you not? And hello, have you read the blurb? Wow! I'm so pleased that I found this to be another winner from the author, and I cannot wait for you to read it as well, friends. I'm not going to give a ton of info about the plot here (tsk tsk), because you want to be surprised, but I will say that I loved the storytelling format used in this book. I'm always game for a countdown, and from the very first page we get a snippet of NOW, followed by a travel backwards in time to a week prior, and from there we are mostly catching back up to the NOW, with a few present tense moments sprinkled between days. This gives the book a growing sense of dread, and what starts as a slow burn quickly turns into a manic frenzy of page turning. This is a plot about missing girls, about status, and about where that privilege can take you. Aside from being a compulsive mystery, and one that I didn't have all figured out before the reveal (happy dance!), Lock Every Door spends a good bit of time investigating grief, loneliness, and how easily we judge those who appear, at first glance, to be a burden on society. I'll stop there, but I really enjoyed and appreciated how the author handled these timely topics and took this story deeper than just an average, pulse-pounding thriller.Eek, I want to say more, but to do so would make me such a bad friend. Do yourself a favor-go in blind, hang on to your butts, and let Sager take you on another devilishly fun thrill ride. If you missed the chance at snagging an early copy via the publisher, please mark this on your summer TBR for July. Purchase it, borrow it from the library, whatever you have to do, just do it! *Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.
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  • Larry H
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars.You know the old saying if it seems too good to be true, it probably is? Well, that's something that Jules Larsen should have thought of when she accepted an assignment as an apartment sitter at one of the oldest and most exclusive NYC apartment buildings, the Bartholomew.Jules is between jobs and, because her relationship with her boyfriend just ended, between apartments. The Bartholomew was the setting of her favorite book from childhood, so the thought of living in those glamorous, 3.5 stars.You know the old saying if it seems too good to be true, it probably is? Well, that's something that Jules Larsen should have thought of when she accepted an assignment as an apartment sitter at one of the oldest and most exclusive NYC apartment buildings, the Bartholomew.Jules is between jobs and, because her relationship with her boyfriend just ended, between apartments. The Bartholomew was the setting of her favorite book from childhood, so the thought of living in those glamorous, hallowed halls almost seems like a dream. When she sees the enormous, duplex apartment at the top of the building, and learns that she'll receive a salary of $4,000 for each month of her three-month assignment, how could she resist?Sure, there are a lot of rules. She must sleep in her apartment every night. She can't have anyone over to visit because the residents of the Bartholomew cherish their privacy. No pictures of anything related to the building on social media. She's also not allowed to bother any of the residents.But even those and other slightly strange rules are enough to dissuade her, given how desperately she needs the money. Even as she starts to learn about the Bartholomew's somewhat-scandalous and creepy past, she feels lucky. When she meets fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, she feels she has found a kindred spirit. As Ingrid shares her feelings about how things about the building frighten her a bit, Jules tries to help assuage her fears (and perhaps calm some of her own).The next morning, Ingrid is gone. She apparently left the Bartholomew without a word to anyone, and she won't return Jules' texts or phone calls. Little by little, Jules starts to become more worried about Ingrid's safety, and wonders if perhaps there is more to the things Ingrid was afraid of. As Jules tries to dig into Ingrid's disappearance with the help of her handsome neighbor, she starts to discover that things in the Bartholomew aren't as idyllic as they seem—and Ingrid isn't the first one to disappear.Riley Sager knows how to ratchet up the suspense, and he definitely did so here in Lock Every Door . There is such a pervasive sense of danger permeating through the book from the minute Jules first arrives at the Bartholomew. You know it's too good to be true, you know she shouldn't trust people, but as the reader, you're powerless to shake some sense into her.The narration shifts between the present and Jules' arrival at the building a few days earlier, so you get glimpses of what will happen but nothing too concrete to fully give it away. Sager's storytelling is taut and reads like a movie, so I could picture what was happening in my mind's eye.You'll really need to suspend your disbelief here as the book hurtles toward its conclusion. I'll admit I thought things went completely off the rails and I rolled my eyes toward the end. But I know many others loved this book, so perhaps I just thought things got a little too kooky for my own good.I'm a fan of Sager's writing—his debut novel, Final Girls , was another book that read like a movie I'd totally see. If you like your thrillers on the crazy, slightly gothic side, Lock Every Door is one for you. And don't accept an apartment-sitting gig that seems too good to be true! NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Dutton provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review. Thanks for making this available!See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at https://itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-best-books-i-read-in-2018.html. You can follow me on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/yrralh/.
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  • megs_bookrack
    January 1, 1970
    I just can't even express the gratitude. Thank you so much, PENGUIN GROUP Dutton, for providing me with a review copy. This is legit in my top five releases of the year!I cannot wait to start!!! ...like look out May TBR, you mean nothing to me...
  • ELLIAS (elliasreads)
    January 1, 1970
    OMG THIS SOUNDS AMAZING. WE LOVE THIS NEW SEASON OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY 👏🏻
  • Dennis
    January 1, 1970
    Alright, Riley Sager you won me back in your good graces. Back in 2017, Mr. Sager jumped right onto the scene with his first thriller Final Girls blowing up the charts and becoming an international bestseller. I was sold after reading Final Girls and knew that Riley Sager was going to become a household name for thriller readers. Sadly, Sager's second book The Last Time I Lied fell flat for me, and left me thinking, "Will Riley Sager become a one-hit wonder?" Well ladies and gents, that question Alright, Riley Sager you won me back in your good graces. Back in 2017, Mr. Sager jumped right onto the scene with his first thriller Final Girls blowing up the charts and becoming an international bestseller. I was sold after reading Final Girls and knew that Riley Sager was going to become a household name for thriller readers. Sadly, Sager's second book The Last Time I Lied fell flat for me, and left me thinking, "Will Riley Sager become a one-hit wonder?" Well ladies and gents, that question has been thrown out the window. Lock Every Door is Riley Sager's best, and by far the most captivating thriller he's ever written. Jules Larsen just dumped her boyfriend and lost her job in the same day. Her life is in shambles, and with her parents gone, she has nobody to turn to but her friend Chloe. After answering an advertisement about becoming an "apartment sitter", Jules is interviewed by building administrator Leslie Evelyn. Jules is being interviewed for the solicited apartment sitter position, but never in her wildest dreams would she think that it would be for a place in The Bartholomew! The Bartholomew is a pre-war luxury building on the Upper West Side and has access to Central Park views. It's one of the most iconic hidden gems in the city, and Jules is shocked to find that she is being given the opportunity to live there and get paid for it. Although the rules are strict—no visitors, no nights away from the apartment, no disturbing the other residents—Jules is happy to oblige. This is the chance for her to finally get on her own two feet and have some money of her own. As she begins her tenure at The Bartholomew, she meets some of the eccentric neighbors in the building. From the rich and famous to other apartment sitters—there's tons of people for Jules to meet. After befriending a fellow sitter named Ingrid, she finds out that there's some dark history behind The Bartholomew, and Ingrid is uncertain that this darkness has been eradicated. After Ingrid abruptly vanishes, Jules starts to suspect foul play. Why is Ingrid missing? Who would want her gone? And what were Ingrid's suspicions about The Bartholomew all about? Lock Every Door is a bizarre cocktail of the macabre. It's so suspense driven, I stayed up last night until my eyelids started dropping, just because I couldn't put it down. I was obsessed with Jules and her stay at The Bartholomew, and I just needed to know more about it. Riley Sager, I just wanted to let you know that hiiiiiiieeeeeeeeeeee!, I'm back! I'm fangirling hard over Lock Every Door , and I'm not ashamed to admit it. You have completely captivated me with Lock Every Door , and kept me on the edge of my seat. I did not expect how the story was going to end, and I'm so glad that the tale was originally told, with a plot that I was not expecting. I'm sad that this story is over, but I'm anxiously waiting to see what's next up your sleeve.
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  • Jess | thegreeneyedreader
    January 1, 1970
    4.5/5 stars. Review to come. Thanks to Netgalley and Dutton Books for providing me with a free ebook for review purposes.
  • Vani
    January 1, 1970
    Riley Sager's books are like salt and vinegar chips in that I'm not sure I like them but I will always take them if they're offered to me so yes I'll just eagerly await this release.
  • Emily
    January 1, 1970
    Third Riley Sager book, third 5⭐ review from me. I finished Lock Every Door in one day, and I had so much fun tearing through it. I've had a bit of a rough reading month, and this one made me very happy. The setup of this book is so ominous, and you know right away that something is wrong. I loved trying to figure out what was going on. Some things were predictable, and some things were unexpected.Lock Every Door is a great thriller with horror tones (just like Riley's other books), and I highly Third Riley Sager book, third 5⭐ review from me. I finished Lock Every Door in one day, and I had so much fun tearing through it. I've had a bit of a rough reading month, and this one made me very happy. The setup of this book is so ominous, and you know right away that something is wrong. I loved trying to figure out what was going on. Some things were predictable, and some things were unexpected.Lock Every Door is a great thriller with horror tones (just like Riley's other books), and I highly recommend picking it up in July. I don't want to say anything else because I'll keep rambling, and ruin something for you, but just read it!
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  • Krystin Rachel
    January 1, 1970
  • Kaylie (shihtzus.and.book.reviews)
    January 1, 1970
    Oh my lanta. This went much more dark side than Sagers previous books, and I AM TOTALLY HERE FOR IT. I absolutely demolished this book - in less than 12 hours if I’m being completely honest. Also, this is going to be so difficult to review/discuss with spoilers, so I’ll just say this: some was predictable, some most definitely was not. The whole book? Utterly addictive and I’m still firm in my decision to read rather than sleep.Full review to come later!Thank you to the publisher for my review c Oh my lanta. This went much more dark side than Sagers previous books, and I AM TOTALLY HERE FOR IT. I absolutely demolished this book - in less than 12 hours if I’m being completely honest. Also, this is going to be so difficult to review/discuss with spoilers, so I’ll just say this: some was predictable, some most definitely was not. The whole book? Utterly addictive and I’m still firm in my decision to read rather than sleep.Full review to come later!Thank you to the publisher for my review copy. All thoughts are my own!
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  • Adah Udechukwu
    January 1, 1970
    Lock Every Door is an extraordinary read. The novel is compelling. I actually thought the Batholomew was real.
  • Sherri Thacker
    January 1, 1970
    The book starts out with Jules in the hospital and it goes back and forth from why she’s in the hospital to being a tenant in one of Manhattan’s creepiest buildings, the Bartholomew building. Jules is down on her luck and she gets the chance of a lifetime, to “apartment sit” for 3 months. Of course she takes the “job”. She needs the money! It grabbed me from the first page! Getting to know all the residents who live there Ingrid, Dr Nick, Marianne and lots of ghostly noises. Creepy, riveting... The book starts out with Jules in the hospital and it goes back and forth from why she’s in the hospital to being a tenant in one of Manhattan’s creepiest buildings, the Bartholomew building. Jules is down on her luck and she gets the chance of a lifetime, to “apartment sit” for 3 months. Of course she takes the “job”. She needs the money! It grabbed me from the first page! Getting to know all the residents who live there Ingrid, Dr Nick, Marianne and lots of ghostly noises. Creepy, riveting... you gotta read it if you like scary ... kept me guessing till the end and then some!
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  • Cindy Burnett
    January 1, 1970
    Riley Sager is the master of atmospheric, creepy tales that are both unique and believable, and Lock Every Door is no exception. As the book opens, Jules Larsen is down on her luck and stumbles across a job offer that seems almost too good to be true. Soon, she is hired as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, an iconic and highly private apartment building in New York City. However, she has unusual rules she must follow: no visitors, no nights away from the apartment, and no disturbing the re Riley Sager is the master of atmospheric, creepy tales that are both unique and believable, and Lock Every Door is no exception. As the book opens, Jules Larsen is down on her luck and stumbles across a job offer that seems almost too good to be true. Soon, she is hired as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, an iconic and highly private apartment building in New York City. However, she has unusual rules she must follow: no visitors, no nights away from the apartment, and no disturbing the real residents of the building. Jules is quickly drawn into the mysteries surrounding the building and the disappearance of a fellow apartment sitter and soon realizes that things are not as they seem. Sager includes numerous twists and turns, a few I easily figured out and a few that are not so obvious. The resolution is satisfying and apparently timely because soon after I finished this book, I came across a news article that addressed a similar issue. While The Last Time I Lied remains my favorite of Sager’s, I thoroughly enjoyed Lock Every Door.
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  • Christina McDonald
    January 1, 1970
    Addictive. Creepy. Pulse-poundingly perfect. Riley Sager’s writing is so crisp compelling and unique, and he knows how to write to impress. Lock Every Door is really a study in flawless storytelling, with numerous plot twists, creepy characters and atmospheric writing galore. But it’s also a study on how to write a really, really good character. Jules was realistic, lifelike and convincing, and I rooted for her every step of the way.Jules is pretty down and out on luck after she loses her job, c Addictive. Creepy. Pulse-poundingly perfect. Riley Sager’s writing is so crisp compelling and unique, and he knows how to write to impress. Lock Every Door is really a study in flawless storytelling, with numerous plot twists, creepy characters and atmospheric writing galore. But it’s also a study on how to write a really, really good character. Jules was realistic, lifelike and convincing, and I rooted for her every step of the way.Jules is pretty down and out on luck after she loses her job, catches her boyfriend cheating on her, and then finds herself without a place to live. Then she finds the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as an apartment sitter at the luxurious Bartholemew in New York in exchange for a generous salary. All she has to do is follow a few simple rules. Yes, the rules are weird, but Jules isn’t really in a position to argue. So she agrees and moves in. But you know the saying. Sometimes when something seems too good to be trueAs the days pass, stranger and stranger things begin to happen at the Bartholemew. The other apartment sitters start to go missing. She uncovers creepy urban legends. She hears things in the apartment. And Jules begins to think her very life might be in danger.Lock Every Door is creepy, mysterious, sinister and vividly written. Not so much a who-dunnit as a what-the-hell-is-gonna-happen-next?! I was glued to the book until the very last pages, and even then Jules and her story stayed in my mind long afterwards. A 5*+ for me!I applaud Riley Sager and will forever read any book he writes. I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.
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  • Jamie
    January 1, 1970
    In 2017, Riley Sager emerged as a bright voice in the thriller genre with Final Girls. In 2018, Sager continued to impress with The Last Time I Lied. In 2019, we have Lock Every Door, in my humble opinion, the best yet! Told in dual timelines, Lock Every Door introduces us to Jules, an apartment sitter for famed NYC apartment building The Bartholomew. Jules can’t believe her luck, they are paying HER to stay in this stunning apartment?! However, things might not be as wonderful as they seem. Is In 2017, Riley Sager emerged as a bright voice in the thriller genre with Final Girls. In 2018, Sager continued to impress with The Last Time I Lied. In 2019, we have Lock Every Door, in my humble opinion, the best yet! Told in dual timelines, Lock Every Door introduces us to Jules, an apartment sitter for famed NYC apartment building The Bartholomew. Jules can’t believe her luck, they are paying HER to stay in this stunning apartment?! However, things might not be as wonderful as they seem. Is something sinister happening at The Bartholomew? Guess you’ll have to find out for yourself! Filled with taut suspense and edge of your seat tension, Lock Every Door is a “un-put-downable” ride from page 1. Thank you to Dutton Books for an advance copy. All opinions are my own.
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  • Laura Peden
    January 1, 1970
    Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an early copy of Lock Every Door for an honest review! I’ve now read all of Riley Sager’s novels & I have to say this one is my favorite so far. You can always count on a strong female character that kicks serious butt from this author! Jules has suffered so much loss in her life, that when she gets the opportunity to apartment-sit a multimillion dollar unit in the infamous Bartholomew building in Manhattan & $12,000 cash, she grabs it. However, Thank you NetGalley for providing me with an early copy of Lock Every Door for an honest review! I’ve now read all of Riley Sager’s novels & I have to say this one is my favorite so far. You can always count on a strong female character that kicks serious butt from this author! Jules has suffered so much loss in her life, that when she gets the opportunity to apartment-sit a multimillion dollar unit in the infamous Bartholomew building in Manhattan & $12,000 cash, she grabs it. However, as each day passes she starts to realize she might be in danger. She uncovers creepy urban legends of hauntings & curses that have plagued the Bartholomew for decades. Then other apartment sitters start to go missing under similar circumstances. I could not put this book down. I had to know what was going on in that building! If you enjoy thrillers & mysteries, I really think you’ll find this one as compulsive as I did!
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  • Anna Luce
    January 1, 1970
    ★★★✰✰ 3 starsThis is the book equivalent of popcorn. If you are looking for a gripping plot-driven story, look no further. I think that the best thing about Lock Every Door is that it is an entertaining read. The action takes place over the course of a few days which gives the plot a really engrossing edge.That being said (or written) I don't think that this book is a deep or thought-provoking mystery/thriller. I thought it was a lot of fun and I did find the story suspenseful but the writing it ★★★✰✰ 3 starsThis is the book equivalent of popcorn. If you are looking for a gripping plot-driven story, look no further. I think that the best thing about Lock Every Door is that it is an entertaining read. The action takes place over the course of a few days which gives the plot a really engrossing edge.That being said (or written) I don't think that this book is a deep or thought-provoking mystery/thriller. I thought it was a lot of fun and I did find the story suspenseful but the writing itself was rather sparse...most of the scenes are there to further the plot and they don't really give you much insight in the main character's mind (she is the classic 'traumatic past+quiet' type that is all the rage in these new thrillers) and a few of her observations regarding her finances seemed aimed towards readers who aren't aware of what being poor means. If not disingenuous they seemed simplistic and a bit contrived. The rest of the characters were cartoonish, but hey, I actually love the old Scooby-doo series so... I didn't much mind. They are not believable, they do not talk like realistic individuals but the story doesn't dwell on these side-characters too much.There are a few things that happen which make little sense in hindsight and I think that they were there only to keep up the 'suspense' : (view spoiler)[The whole thing about the MC throwing her keys in the bowl so that they can conveniently fall into the air vent. Or that time when obviously evil Nick (was that even his name?) lowers the MC into Ingrid's apartment. If they wanted her to trace Ingrid, wouldn't they have given her more time in her apartment? Why have someone bring a potential sitter just then? I can't see a reason other than create more tension. (hide spoiler)]The reveal was a bit over-the-top but I enjoyed seeing how things unfolded. Again, ultimately, I wasn't fond of the blatant portrayal of the divide between rich and poor. The discourse on wealth seemed to me oversimplified and exaggeratedly dichotomous. Having the MC think of herself as 'frugal' for ordering a salad doesn't quite cut it...(especially since salads tend to be more expensive and less filling that many other dishes...)Also, there is this side-story involving the MC's parents which (view spoiler)[ is completely silly. Why wouldn't they cover their tracks better? Why make it obvious that they had orchestrated the fire? To give the MC a tragic-background? (hide spoiler)]A few positives: I liked the building (its history, the MC's apartment—with its creepy wallpaper and stunning view—and the gargoyles, they all stood out), I was intrigued by long list of 'tragedies' connected to it and by the mystery behind Ingrid's disappearance. Overall, this makes for a great edge-of-your-seat book. If you try to make sense of the things that happen...well you might have a hard time buying into any it. Read more reviews on my blog
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  • Dave
    January 1, 1970
    “Lock Every Door” is a light thriller, although extremely popular, featuring a young woman who sort of won the lottery. At least win it in the sense of getting paid $4,000 a month to apartment sit in a classic gargoyle architecture old New York City apartment overlooking Central Park. The reason being they didn’t want empty apartments. They wanted the building to remain alive. But, there are rules. Rules such as no guests ever and no talking to the residents. Sager tried to imbue Mysteriousness “Lock Every Door” is a light thriller, although extremely popular, featuring a young woman who sort of won the lottery. At least win it in the sense of getting paid $4,000 a month to apartment sit in a classic gargoyle architecture old New York City apartment overlooking Central Park. The reason being they didn’t want empty apartments. They wanted the building to remain alive. But, there are rules. Rules such as no guests ever and no talking to the residents. Sager tried to imbue Mysteriousness and terror into the building and it’s strange permanent residents. You never really feel the horror or the suspense, though. It falls flat in that sense. It’s an easy page turning read, but you keep waiting for something to happen and not much really does.
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  • Stacey Camp
    January 1, 1970
    **5++ Stars**Jules has a dark past, one from which she has been running since she lost everyone and everything that mattered to her in her life. When she is laid off from her job and catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she finds herself broke without a place to live.But then an amazing job opportunity appears in the local newspaper, one that Jules can't believe is real. The job involves housesitting a posh loft in Bartholomew, a historic building in a very upscale neighborhood. What's even mo **5++ Stars**Jules has a dark past, one from which she has been running since she lost everyone and everything that mattered to her in her life. When she is laid off from her job and catches her boyfriend cheating on her, she finds herself broke without a place to live.But then an amazing job opportunity appears in the local newspaper, one that Jules can't believe is real. The job involves housesitting a posh loft in Bartholomew, a historic building in a very upscale neighborhood. What's even more incredible about the job is that it pays 12k: money that Jules desperately needs.Jules takes it without hesitation despite the fact that there are a number of red flags. The building is known to be haunted and has its own mysterious past, one that involves numerous residents' deaths and disappearances. Jules is asked to follow a strict set of rules while living in the loft. These rules include no guests, no leaving the loft overnight, and no talking to the residents of the buildings. These rules seem weird to her one and only best friend, who encourages her to stay with her until she gets a new job and some money in her bank account.The weirdness doesn't stop there. Jules makes friends with two of the residents (which is against the rules) who are also professional housesitters at the Bartholomew, and soon thereafter one of them disappears under suspicious circumstances. Jules' boss says that her friend who disappeared gave notice and left in the middle of the night, but Jules doesn't buy it. She starts investigating her friend's disappearance and finds that no one has seen or heard from her. What Jules discovers about the Bartholomew is even worse than the ghost stories people tell about the building, but can she reveal the building and its residents' crimes before it's too late for her and the other housesitters?I loved this book - the pacing was fantastic. It read like a classic Agatha Christie novel for the modern age. I loved Sager's last two books, too, but I think this one is even better than the last two. If you enjoy thrillers, I highly recommend Lock Every Door. Sager clearly has another hit on his hands with this one! Thank you to Riley Sager, Penguin/Dutton, and NetGalley for the advanced reader copy!For more of my book reviews visit me here: Book Review Blog | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook
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  • Yuliya
    January 1, 1970
    I will read anything this man writes.
  • Michelle
    January 1, 1970
    Review can be found on my blog here:https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...….Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this book via NetGalley....Addictive, dark, creepy, gripping, thrilling! This book! WOW! I have read Riley Sager’s previous novels and absolutely LOVED them and this one was no different. You need this book. Like now!I loved the dark, almost haunted feeling of the book. At times I was creeped out and it felt like I was right there in the book, wondering what sinister creepy th Review can be found on my blog here:https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress...….Thank you to the publisher for the eARC of this book via NetGalley....Addictive, dark, creepy, gripping, thrilling! This book! WOW! I have read Riley Sager’s previous novels and absolutely LOVED them and this one was no different. You need this book. Like now!I loved the dark, almost haunted feeling of the book. At times I was creeped out and it felt like I was right there in the book, wondering what sinister creepy thing would happen next. I loved the whole haunting vibe I got from the book. I found myself swiping through the pages wanting to know what would happen next. I was so engrossed and addicted to this book I simply could not put it down! I needed to know what was going on with the Bartholomew, what the whole idea of the building was, and I needed to know right away!Imagine moving into a prestigious old building, called the Bartholomew, where many prestigious people live. The building is huge with an interesting history, and all Jules has to do is follow the rules given to her and essentially apartment sit. That’s it. And she will get paid handsomely to do so! Seems easy enough right!?Jules is in apartment 12A and meets a young girl in the apartment below her in apartment 11A, who is also paid to house sit, by the name of Ingrid. They quickly become friends, meeting in the park and having a great chat. Late one evening in the Bartholomew Jules hears something concerning and decides to check on her friend Ingrid. When Ingrid answers her apartment door she insists that everything is fine, but Jules is not convinced. Ingrid promises all is well, and Jules decides there is nothing she can do. After all her friend did say all is fine. But something didn’t seem right, and Jules can’t help but feel there is more going on that her new friend isn’t telling her.The next morning Jules learns that Ingrid is gone. She is told that Ingrid had moved out during the night, but Jules does not believe that. Determined to find out the truth, Jules does some searching and digging on her own to uncover the truth. Why would Jules suddenly disappear, and not say good bye to Jules? Something feels off and Jules vows to uncover the truth.Without giving too much away you need to read this book! Be sure to get your hands on a copy when this book is released! You will love it!Be sure to hold on tight because this book is going to take you for one heck of a thrill ride!
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  • Tina
    January 1, 1970
    Mr. Sager (or whatever your real name is), take a bow. SO good. His best thriller yet- a true 5 stars.
  • Evelyn Medina
    January 1, 1970
    I REALLY hate to say, but this wasn’t my favorite. I went into this with very high expectations because I absolutely loved Sager’s two previous books but this just wasn’t for me. I understand the slow burn of suspense and I usually LOVE IT...but this was soooooooooo slow. I found myself 60% in and still nothing was happening. At one point in the book I realized the author was drawing inspiration from another book I absolutely love (no spoilers) but then it just started becoming exactly like said I REALLY hate to say, but this wasn’t my favorite. I went into this with very high expectations because I absolutely loved Sager’s two previous books but this just wasn’t for me. I understand the slow burn of suspense and I usually LOVE IT...but this was soooooooooo slow. I found myself 60% in and still nothing was happening. At one point in the book I realized the author was drawing inspiration from another book I absolutely love (no spoilers) but then it just started becoming exactly like said book, and once the twist hit it was a little underwhelming. I actually said “oh...that’s it?” Out loud. Overall it was a great effort from an author I really love but this just wasn’t for me.3 stars
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  • Lynne
    January 1, 1970
    Down on her luck, Jules gets what she thinks is the answer to her problems - three months in an apartment in the ultra exclusive Bartholomew plus $12,000! Little does she realize what she's stumbled into!! Fast paced, great thriller, couldn't put it down - another great read by Riley Sager. Thank you First to Read for the advanced copy.
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  • Laura/Mystery in Minutes
    January 1, 1970
    I MUST read this!LOVE the cover!
  • Gillian
    January 1, 1970
    Another Riley Sager book, y'all!I have yet to read The Last Time I Lied but Final Girls left an impression on me, so I'm looking forward to this one!
  • Kelsea
    January 1, 1970
    Oh WOW. Once again, Riley Sager delivers! Lock Every Door is fast-paced, super creepy, and wraps up with a bang. I love the premise, the setting, the mystery, and the characters. And I’m so glad I finished it in the middle of the day, because I’m pretty sure if it were night time right now, I’d be in for some intense nightmares. Love this! Adding it to my very short list of all time favorite thrillers (alongside Sager’s 2018 release, The Last Time I Lied)!Thank you Dutton Books for an eARC of th Oh WOW. Once again, Riley Sager delivers! Lock Every Door is fast-paced, super creepy, and wraps up with a bang. I love the premise, the setting, the mystery, and the characters. And I’m so glad I finished it in the middle of the day, because I’m pretty sure if it were night time right now, I’d be in for some intense nightmares. Love this! Adding it to my very short list of all time favorite thrillers (alongside Sager’s 2018 release, The Last Time I Lied)!Thank you Dutton Books for an eARC of the book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
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  • Amy Imogene Reads
    January 1, 1970
    Literally so excited, let's do thisThank you so much to Dutton via NetGalley for an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest review.
  • Katie (Melting Pages)
    January 1, 1970
    Full review to come.Thanks to NetGalley for the opportunity to read this early!
  • Sarah
    January 1, 1970
    literally anything I say would be a spoiler, so here's my face from the last ~75 pages:thanks NetGalley for the ARC!
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