Lock Every Door
By: Riley Sager
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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.
I was a bit scared going into this one because I didn’t have the best luck with Sager’s previous book, The Last Time I Lied. However, I really did enjoy this one.
While I did think that this started off a bit slow, once things started to happen I couldn’t help but be invested. Jules was a woman who was headed towards her rock bottom and ended up finding the perfect job. Being an apartment sitter at a prestigious and mysterious complex in New York City. Basically, if it sounds too good to be true it mostly is and that’s exactly what happened in Jules’ case.
I loved the atmosphere of the Bartholomew! It had this creepy and mysterious vibe to it and it really set the scene for this story. I have to admit that Jules was really doing the most for a girl she didn’t really know, but of course we wouldn’t have a story if she didn’t.
The twists and turns are what really kept me reading. There were so many ways that this story could have gone and I didn’t see the ending coming. Every bit of information that we learned put me on a new trail and it was fun to think of ways that this story could go. It’s really hard to go into more detail without spoiling a part of the story!
All in all, I was pleasantly surprised by this one and highly recommend it.