THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
“Looking for a suspense novel that will keep you up until way past midnight? Look no further than Lock Every Door, by Riley Sager.”—Stephen King
No visitors. No nights spent elsewhere. No disturbing the rich and famous residents. These are the rules for Jules Larsen’s new job apartment sitting at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile buildings. Recently heartbroken—and just plain broke—Jules is taken in by the splendor and accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.
As she gets to know the occupants and staff, Jules is drawn to fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, who reminds her so much of the sister she lost eight years ago. When Ingrid confides that the Bartholomew has a dark history hidden beneath its gleaming façade, Jules brushes it off as a harmless ghost story—until the next day when Ingrid seemingly vanishes.
Searching for the truth, Jules digs deeper into the Bartholomew’s sordid past. But by uncovering the secrets within its walls, Jules exposes herself to untold terrors. Because once you’re in, the Bartholomew doesn’t want you to leave....
Jules Larsen, the 25-year-old heroine of this compulsively readable thriller from bestseller Sager (The Last Time I Lied), has hit rock bottom. Scarred by the deaths of her parents and the disappearance of her sister years before, she has recently lost her administrative assistant job and learned that her boyfriend has been cheating on her. With her finances perilously low, Jules responds to an ad for a house sitter at a Manhattan luxury apartment building, which turns out to be the Bartholomew, the setting for her favorite book, a bestselling novel published in the '80s about a 20-year-old orphan who lives there. In order to earn $12,000 for living in one of the Bartholomew's vacant apartments for three months, she must follow strict rules, which include absolutely no visitors and refraining from interacting with the other residents. Jules leaps at the opportunity, only to learn that the property is rumored to be haunted and that her acceptance of the job may be placing her in jeopardy. Fans of Ira Levin, to whom the book is dedicated, will be delighted by Sager's clever variation on a typical Levin plot.
Couldn’t put it down
Suspenseful and satisfying.
Follows the journey of the naive young woman as she discovers the mystery behind an unreal opportunity. A page turner that feels that you are within the walls of this horror.
A Fun Ride
Jules is desperate She got let go from her job in New York City only to return home to her boyfriend sleeping with someone else. Without money, a job, a place to live, Jules is running out of options. But when an advertisement for an apartment sitter comes up in the famed Bartholomew with views of Central Park, the opportunity is too good to be true. Despite the weird interview questions, strict rules, and strange residents, Jules accepts the offer and moves in.
I wouldn’t consider myself a thriller reader. I have liked some in the past but books never scare me or thill me so I turn more towards more literary books. This book didn’t freak me out or blow my mind, but it was really fun. I loved the structure of the novel the way it goes back and forth between *now* and the days leading up to the present. From the beginning you know that something shady is going on, but there were some fun twists and turns to keep you guessing. I love the spooky apartment building setting complete with spiral stairs, dumbwaiter, and gargoyles! There’s even a bit of social commentary in here which I liked. I borrowed the ebook from the library and devoured it in a day. I’ve seen books by this author on here often and praise from @moby.fict and @ddroche. I’m definitely going to read another. ★★★★★ • 📱 eBook • Fiction - Thriller • Published by Dutton on July 2, 2019. ◾︎