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Hello, fellow readers! Today I am talking about one of my most anticipated books of 2019. Prepare yourselves for the fangirling that is to come! Few authors are on my “automatic read” list, but Riley Sager has claimed one of those spots with his latest book, Lock Every Door.
I am so grateful to Dutton Books for sending me an electronic copy of this book to review.
Jules is a down-on-her-luck young woman who just lost her job, her boyfriend, and her home all in one day. She is currently staying on her friend’s couch until she can get back on her feet, but the clock is ticking because Jules has less than $500 to her name. While job searching, Jules finds a simple ad in the paper for an apartment sitter. The apartment is at the infamous and mysterious Bartholomew building in Manhattan. The building has an interesting and somewhat sinister history. Jules feels like she has hit the jackpot-three months apartment sitting at one of the most high-profile buildings in Manhattan and she gets paid $1,000 a week to do it. The decision to take the job was easy enough, but after meeting one of the other apartment sitters, Ingrid, Jules is a little skeptical about the job. And then Ingrid disappears, leading Jules to dig in to the building’s dark and mysterious past.
Everything about Lock Every Door was stunning. The atmosphere of the Bartholomew is chilling and had me hearing things in my house while I was reading. Sager has crafted a story that is perfectly paced and will keep you flipping pages in to the wee hours of the morning. I could not put this down because I needed to know what was going on. I did not see the ending coming at all and my jaw was dropping with each page.
Lock Every Door was a five star read for me and the best thriller I’ve read in 2019. If you liked Sager’s previous books, Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied, then you must check this book out ASAP! I will warn you that Lock Every Door is the darkest of his books so far. You will want to leave all the lights on while you read and you’ll be checking to see if you locked every door before going to bed.
Have you read a Riley Sager book? Let me know your favorite in the comments!