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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Hello everyone, funny how I barely post on here but when I do I post tons.

I guess something is better than nothing in this case, plus I’m just going to let me creativity flourish until I decide I don’t have time for it again.

I have been busy the past couple months, from working a new full time job that takes a lot out of me, to moving in with my boyfriend of three years, to GETTING ENGAGED this past month. It has been a rollercoaster of a year so far, but I am loving every moment of it.

I’m here because I have had a new found love for books again. I hit a huge slump at the beginning of the year and have barely read since, but this weekend I read 2 books and I’m currently working on a third. Funny how a good book can get you back into the reading mood.

Alright, enough chatting, let’s jump into my brief but raving review of Lock Every Door by Riley Sager!


Goodreads Rating: 4.12/5
Pages: 384 Pages
Published: July 2nd, 2019
Publisher: Dutton
Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Plot:
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.


This book was one that I immediately bought after seeing it pop up on Book of the Month. I knew that I would love anything that Riley Sager put out, plus I had already heard so many amazing things from early reviews for this novel.

I’m so glad that I purchased this book because it definitely was all I wanted and more.

This book was a thrill from start to finish. The creepy hallways of the Bartholomew to the residents that reside there was something that I was immediately drawn to. I couldn’t stop reading because every moment lead to a different theory as to what really was going on.

Our main character Jules was a fun one to follow. She had this curiosity that would lead her to situations that were uncomfortable and made you writhe in your seat. I felt myself wanting to tell her not to do something because I could feel that there was something wrong that would happen if she did.

It was very easy to get lost in this story and the characters in it. Riley Sager put us through many emotions during this novel and easily made you love a character in one moment and hate them the next.

His writing was dark and twisted and it fit the atmosphere of the Bartholomew so well.

The overall plot twist at the end was one that I didn’t see coming, which is a huge reason I love Riley Sager so much. His novels always leave you thinking you know what’s going on, until she throws a wrench in everything you thought you knew.

My only problem with this novel was that the ending left a couple loose ends I wish were tied up. I’m sure there was a reason for Sager doing this, but personally I would have liked to have some kind of answers to all my questions.

Other than that tiny problem, this novel was a great read for me. I loved the plot, the setting, the writing and, most of all, the characters. Everything fit together so perfectly and I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a fun and creepy thriller.


That’s it for my review! Thank you everyone for reading, don’t forget to follow my blog as well as my other social media sites!

Until next time,

Rimpy Toor

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