Lock Every Door
by Riley Sager
Publisher: Dutton Books
Release Date: July 2, 2019
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.
About the Author
Riley Sager is the pseudonym of a former journalist, editor and graphic designer.
Now a full-time writer, Riley is the author of FINAL GIRLS, an international bestseller that has been published in 25 languages, and the New York Times bestseller THE LAST TIME I LIED. His latest book, LOCK EVERY DOOR, will be published in July.
A native of Pennsylvania, Riley now lives in Princeton, New Jersey.
Review of Lock Every Door
Review (4.5 Stars): Mr. Sager has done it again! I enjoyed every minute of Lock Every Door with its smart, well-written dialogue and slow tension building storyline. I loved Final Girls and this book was perfect for someone such as myself that grew up with horror movies and enjoy figuring out what evil lurks behind a perfect facade such as the Bartholomew.
Jules was a great character because we have all been in her shoes. She was down on her luck after losing her job and needed a fresh start to pick up the pieces of her life. Apartment sitting was the perfect opportunity to make money and to figure out what she needed to do next. Sometimes opportunities are too good to be true and the Bartholomew will haunt this reader for quite some time. Great story.
Amanda - Devouring Books
I also felt like it was really easy to feel like you were in Jules’ shoes. It was also so atmospheric and really easy to picture the entire book.