Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
Genre: Mystery & Thriller
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2019
ARC from Netgalley
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If you’ve visited my blog before, you know I’m not usually one to give in to the hype. But like Jules with the Bartholomew, I couldn’t resist this book. And to be honest, I never expected to pick it up, as the first book from this author wasn’t a hit for me. But let’s be honest – Lock Every Door was so good and so gripping, I want to pick Final Girls up again and give it another go. Once the reviews for this book started rolling in and they were so stellar, I knew I had to read it. And I was surprised to see that it was still up for request on Netgalley, and thrilled when I was approved! This may only be Riley Sager’s third Mystery/Thriller, but already the author has solidified himself as a reader favorite, and after reading this book, it’s obvious why.
When down on her luck Jules reads an ad in the paper for an apartment sitter at New York City’s infamous Bartholomew, it almost seems too good to be true. But the pay is impossible to resist, and it’s just what she needs to get back on her feet after losing her job and a recent break up. It’s not long before she meets a fellow apartment sitter, Ingrid, and her new friend is quick to whisk her away from the Bartholomew and tell her there’s more going on in the building than meets the eye. It’s not long before Jules embarks on the adventure of finding out just what it is about the Bartholomew that has everyone on high alert. The atmosphere the author created in this book was amazing. The Bartholomew was a character all its own, and its residents were an interesting bunch. Like Jules, I never knew who I could trust or who was telling the truth, and I was suspicious of everyone in the building. This book had me in its thrall from beginning to end, and I couldn’t put it down. I never could have imagined the wickedness inside these walls, and it was so delicious to discover. I think the funnest part of this book was the way it plays on youth; it takes the idea of Urban Legends and puts an adult spin on them, and the things I thought were long past have reared their ugly heads and have me wondering once again. And I love it.
Lock Every Door is a book that’s going to stay with me for a long time. I never stopped wanting more, and even now, I’m thrilled that even if I can’t discover more about The Bartholomew, I can at least read Riley Sager’s back list. If you’re a fan of Mystery/Thriller and have spent any time in the book community at all, you already know this is a book you don’t want to miss out on!
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