Lock Every Door by Riley Sager Review

Let’s just say the title is very fitting!

First off, the first thing I loved was the creepy gothic feel to it, there is nothing I love more than a mystery in an old gothic mansion! Right at the beginning, I was intrigued! Jules gets paid a huge sum of money to live in the Bartholomew, the most prestigious apartment building in New York…very creative premise! I really loved Jules character; she has been through so much in her life but here she is still standing trying to make a better life for herself. I admire those kinds of characters!

Additionally, the story went in a completely different way than I was originally expected! The story was very unpredictable and very well executed. We all know that Riley Sager is an amazing writer, however, he excels at keeping an intense, edge of your seat, atmosphere all throughout his novels!  

I’m being picky here, but the only reason why this is a 4.5 star read for me, is because there was one little thread of the story that was left dangling, and I would have liked the thread to be tightened into a nice little bow. Otherwise, the story was very creative, and I loved every nail-biting moment of it! 

Thank you to Penguin Group Dutton for providing me with an electronic ARC of this book via NetGalley. As usual, my reviews are my honest and unbiased opinions.

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.

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