Lock Every Door

Lock Every Door

A Novel

Book - 2019
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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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ArapahoeKati Oct 22, 2020

While the beginning is a bit slow to start, stick with it. The plot twist both surprised me and creeped me out.

LCPL_Krystyna Oct 06, 2020

This is a fast-paced thriller that will have you frantically turning the pages. It is full of suspense and intrigue, while maintaining an eerie tone throughout the story. It definitely has a twist that no one can see coming. Recommended for fans of Ruth Ware's The Turn of the Key.

ArapahoeKarenQB Oct 01, 2020

Just when I thought I knew where this book was going (and was disappointed), it took a more interesting turn. It wasn't a sharp twist that punched me in the gut, but the book kept me interested and I enjoyed it. I finished it in two days.

Sep 29, 2020

Lock Every Door is the story of Jules Larsen, who over the last eight years has lost her entire family, her boyfriend, and her home. When she sees an ad in the paper asking for apartment sitters, she applies and is accepted. She feels as though she has won the lottery because she will not only be living in the famous and beautiful building called The Bartholomew for several months, but she will also get paid $12,000 just for taking care of an apartment. Her best friend, Chloe, tries to warn her about so many creepy things that she has read about the building where Jules will be living, but the money is too good and Jules believes the stories to just be urban legends. When Ingrid, her first friend in the building, goes missing she begins to investigate and suspects that things at The Bartholomew are not what she imagined.
Lock Every Door is a well-written, extremely suspenseful story that starts out as an intriguing mystery, but turns into more of a horror story by the end of the book. The mystery aspects are intriguing and dolled out at a pace that keeps the reader interested. I'm sure many people are fascinated by the chilling details of the story, however, by the end of the book, I found those details to be disturbing, destroying my enjoyment of the book. Although well-written, Lock Every Door is not my type of story.

Aug 26, 2020

Interesting read!!!!!!!

May 30, 2020

The book was entertaining and is gripping. It makes you want keep reading/listening. I borrowed this as an audiobook and then also checked out the ebook since I couldn’t wait to find out what happened. It’s easy to guess the “who” but the “why” was a little surprising. I enjoyed it and finished it quickly.

IndyPL_CarriG Apr 23, 2020

A creepy and quick read about a young woman and an unbelievable opportunity - to be paid to live in a famous and luxurious New York apartment building as an apartment sitter. When Jules, an orphan who was laid off the same day she found her boyfriend cheating, is offered the job she jumps at the opportunity, despite the many restrictive rules placed on sitters - no visitors, no nights spent elsewhere, no bothering the other residents. Read this if you are looking for a tight plot with a surprise ending, a sympathetic heroine, and some truly hateful villains.

Apr 18, 2020

Good book, started out like a ghost story, then a Rosemary's baby, very good job of story telling

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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