Lock Every Door

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  • ebook
  • 384 pages
  • Lock Every Door
  • Riley Sager
  • English
  • 26 June 2018

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Lock Every DoorNo 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.

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10 thoughts on “Lock Every Door

  1. Chelsea Humphrey says:

    It certainly doesn t feel cursed Or haunted Or any other menacing label you could put on an apartment building It s comfortable, spacious and, other than the wallpaper, nicely decorated It s easy to see why Nick and Greta choose to live here I would certainly stay longer than three months if I could afford to Which makes it all the stranger that Ingrid chose to leave Muahahahaha Mr Sager has done it again folks I m always wary picking up the forecasted blockbusters of the year, but I ll be darned if this isn t his best novel to date, which is saying a lot as I adored The Last Time I Lied Lock Every Door feels like the author s signature style, but each of his books has a different vibe, in my opinion Final Girls was horrific slasher, The Last Time I Lied was a campy YA, and Lock Every Door has a grown up, classic chiller feel, with an updated twist on the locked room trope, which is one of my personal favorite plots Obviously I had high hopes for this book with a cover that stunning how could you not And hello, have you read the blurb Wow I m so pleased that I found this to be another winner from the author, and I cannot wait for you to read it as well, friends I m not going to give a ton of info about the plot here tsk tsk , because you want to be surprised, but I will say that I loved the storytelling format used in this book I m always game for a countdown, and from the very first page we get a snippet of NOW, followed by a travel backwards in time to a week prior, and from there we are mostly catching back up to the NOW, with a few present tense moments sprinkled between days This gives the book a growing sense of dread, and what starts as a slow burn quickly turns into a manic frenzy of page turning This is a plot about missing girls, about status, and about where that privilege can take you Aside from being a compulsive mystery, and one that I didn t have all figured out before the reveal happy dance , Lock Every Door spends a good bit of time investigating grief, loneliness, and how easily we judge those who appear, at first glance, to be a burden on society I ll stop there, but I really enjoyed and appreciated how the author handled these timely topics and took this story deeper than just an average, pulse pounding thriller.Eek, I want to say , but to do so would make me such a bad friend Do yourself a favor go in blind, hang on to your butts, and let Sager take you on another devilishly fun thrill ride If you missed the chance at snagging an early copy via the publisher, please mark this on your summer TBR for July Purchase it, borrow it from the library, whatever you have to do, just do it Many thanks to the publisher for providing my review copy.

  2. j e w e l s says:

    FIVE STARS IT S HERE IT S HERE You know what that means, don t you Writer Riley Sager OWNS July For the third year in a row, Sager is set to drop another stunning thriller in July As a die hard Sager fan, I m here to tell you it may just be his best yet MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU IN JULY I don t know how Riley Sager does it Every book is better than his last Lock Every Door is buttoned up tight and in ship shape, spic n span order for your thrilling pleasure As in Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied, we have a lovable heroine trying to get out of the jam of a lifetime You will be rooting Jules on as she tries like crazy to figure out what thaaaaaa hellllll is going on First thing in the story, she answers a Craigslist ad to work as an apartment sitter in the exclusive Bartholemew building right across from Central Park in NYC She is to be paid 1000 per week to live in this gorgeous Gothic building Just as long as she follows a few simple rules YIKES The rules are a bit strict, but our Jules is desperate for moolah and feels she s got nothin to lose Sooooooo..Oh, boy She should ve paid attention to those rules Just like a roach motel, those who enter The Bartholomew never leave The Bartholomew The premise reminds me of An Anonymous Girl, but Sager has a style all his own He manages to keep the tone light and fun, almost Scooby doo like, with all the kids out to solve a crime in their Mystery Machine Van I really enjoy this aspect It is a creepy and addictive read As usual, Sager approaches the over the top believability factor, but, for some reason, with Sager, you just let it slide It is so much fun just to go along with him I love the NYC setting and the characters to root for Of course, a satisfying ending for us All in all, a fantastic beach read Thanks very much to Netgalley for letting me read and review the advance copy This is my REAL OPINION

  3. megs_bookrack says:

    RILEY SAGER DOES IT AGAIN After losing her job and her live in boyfriend in one day, Jules is struggling to stay afloat Crashing on her best friend s couch, she can t believe she has fallen so low so quickly.She is determined to get back on her feet, whatever it takes, and just like that an opportunity falls in her lap Well, not literally, she actually finds opportunity in the classifieds section, go figure Apartment Sitter Wanted.The Bartholomew is one of the most prestigious apartment buildings in New York City and Jules cannot believe they actually want to interview her for the appointment Upon seeing the apartment, she absolutely cannot believe her luck Pristine living quarters, breathtaking views and a handsome next door neighbor 12,000 to live in the apartment for 3 months Other requirements Really none besides the fact that she isn t allowed any visitors, she cannot spend a night away and she absolutely cannot hassle the other tenants.Her best friend, Chloe, tries to warn her off If it seems too good to be true it probably is but as Jules sees it, what option does she have So, she moves in.Guys, I freaking loved this book so much I cannot even describe to you how much fun this was for me to read It basically has everything I love Sager s writing draws you in and the atmosphere is always intense The setting of the Bartholomew was absolutely brilliant The history surrounding the building, the other tenants, the odd rules so compelling.There were scenes, reading late into the night, when I was legit terrified Without giving anything away, let s just say I have never been so fearful of something as unimposing as a dumbwaiter Ultimately, the plot went in a direction I never would have predicted and it is bizarre and so flipping good This had a real film noir quality to it and I think Hitchcock would be impressed.This was my most anticipated thriller of 2019 and it did not disappoint for a moment I loved every minute of reading this and will pick up anything Sager ever chooses to have published Thank you so much, PENGUIN GROUP Dutton, for providing me with a copy to read and review I cannot even express my level of gratitude.

  4. Holly B says:

    Is it over the top craziness yep Is it addictive and entertaining absolutely Did I feel like I was right next to Jules with my heart pounding along with her I was practically holding her hand Who is Jules, you might ask She is the ever so curious protagonist who becomes an amateur sleuth when her stay at the ever so famous Bartholomew Apartment building begins to uncover its unsettling past The buildings deep, dark secrets begin to surface, bubbling over It s Gothic structure is over a hundred years old and some disturbing articles have been written about it.Could she have made a mistake choosing to live here The Gargoyle outside her window stood tall and ominous It didn t creep Jules out though, she thought it was like a protector standing guard She doesn t realize it quite yet, but she will need a protector I was completely drawn into this highly entertaining and unpredictable tale of the Bartholomew s dark past with its observing walls and quirky, wealthy residents I just had to find out what happened to the other missing apartment sitters.I DARE NOT say just read it for yourself and you can hold Jules hand as she tries to plan her escape Buddy read Thanks for entertaining me with all your wild predictions along the way Kendall Of course none of them were as wild as what actually happened This one is sure to stir up some discussions Don t miss it OUT on July 2,2019.Thanks to the publisher NG for my copy to review.

  5. Teodora says:

    4.45 5 Full review on my Blog The Dacian She Wolf I would like to thank NetGalley and Ebury Press Fiction for a free, electronic ARC of this novel received in exchange for an honest review me has the constant anxiety of unlocked doors this book Lock Every Door me that s my type of book My first experience with Riley Sager s books and I m already a fan As I ve already said, I have the weird Romanian fear of unlocked doors Simply every single door that has direct contact with the outer world has to be locked Simple as that About this book Yeah, well, it s great I have a very good overall opinion about it and I am very happy that I had the opportunity to read it earlier as planned here for the rest of the educative opinion

  6. Barbie says:

    My thoughts in a nutshell I had high hopes for this one, and it doesn t live up to my expectation I m not saying that it was a bad book, but it isn t a 5 stars read like his other book The Last Time I Lied I still like it.The story is about Skip over this point if you don t like the sneak peek an old apartment where strange things start to happen No visitors Too strict rules People have gone missing It is a nightmare Jules Larsen s new job is in here She will be an apartment sitter What will happen to her Nobody knows What impressed me Lock Every Door is a slow paced novel I adored the slow build up situation because it gave me enough tension and I couldn t put it down Every so often, life offers you a reset button When it does, you need to press it as hard as you can My favorite impression of the book was the old apartment atmosphere It was intense and creepy I felt like I was there but I don t want to be there, in a spooky, old house Never take anything you haven t earned, my father used to say You always end up paying for it one way or another I admire the two time line idea It was so good when the two lines meet and things turn out.All of the characters were fucked up In the first half of the book, I knew who the villain is It wasn t a surprise to me, but I didn t know what was going to happen One time is an anomaly Two times is a coincidence Three times is proof. I m relieved because Sager does not choose that plot twist If you have read it, you know what I mean view spoiler I think the satanic sect twist I don t like that part I can t enjoy a story about exorcism or something like that Maybe I haven t find the right one yet hide spoiler

  7. Debra says:

    Rules, Rules, Rules YOU MUST OBEY THE RULES They are simple rules really do not disturb the other residents at the Bartholomew, no overnight visitors and you must spend every night in your apartment With added questions thrown in about drinking, smoking, family, etc.Reeling from a recent breakup, Jules has been sleeping on her best friend s couch, when she sees the ad for an apartment sitter on Craigslist, she applies for the job After answering some background questions, she is hired as and can t believe her luck, getting paid a lot of money to live in such a beautiful and grand building She shrugs off her best friends doubts and concerns and moves and makes friends with another apartment sitter named Ingrid Who cares about the building s creepy history, money is money, right But soon Jules begins to hear strange noises at night and Ingrid alludes to the fact that the Bartholomew may not be what it seemsand then Ingrid goes missing Ever hear the adage If it seems too good to be true, it usually is My first thought was why would a building which houses celebrities and wealthy people advertise on craigslist and not some ritzy house sitting company Hmm now I know While searching for her missing friend, Jules begins to learn about the Bartholomew and its dark history I was fully engaged in this book and found it to have moments of dread and suspense He piqued my curiosity right away and held it for most of the book This became a real page turner for me I had several theories and guesses about what was going to happen and I did not see that ending coming I ll be honest, the ending was a little bit of a letdown for me Having said that, I still found this to be a fast read which sucked me in and kept my attention.

  8. Kaceey says:

    Jules Larsen is down on her luck She just lost her job and her boyfriend all in one day Now, with no new jobs on the horizon, staying on her friends couch may be permanent than she anticipated.That is, until the opportunity of a lifetime falls into her lap Stay at the Bartholomew apartment building in New York City One of the most famous landmarks with a dark, mysterious history behind it And She ll be paid twelve thousand dollars to apartment sit Seriously How could she say no Ahhh, not so fast there are rules One of which include no guestsperiod Do not interact with the residents And you must spend every night in your assigned apartment Ok Easy peasy If something looks too good to be true..I ve been a bit hit and miss with Riley Sager s books I absolutely loved Final Girls, but his next release The Last Time I Lied missed the mark for me Riley Sager s newest release is an addictive thriller that is a little dark and even spooky at times I was so caught up in the one chapter mode that I kept reading beyond our buddy read goals If only it would ve stayed on the same path all the way through The ending veered off in a direction that just didn t seem to mesh with the theme of the first two thirds of the book I wish I could say I came away loving it, but I didn t Not quite For me, one star sadly fell away for the ending But as alwaysthat s just me A spooky fun buddy read with Susanne Thank you to NetGalley, Penguin Group Dutton and Riley Sager for an ARC to read and review.

  9. ELLIAS (elliasreads) says:

    OMG THIS SOUNDS AMAZING WE LOVE THIS NEW SEASON OF AMERICAN HORROR STORY _____UPDATE JULY 9th, 2019 WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT OH MY GOD OH MY LORD OH MY DAMN H O L Y S H I T.It s 5 AM.I have to be up in a couple hours for work But I don t care This book took a 180 turn and it was so unexpected and I loved it Full review to come.Need sleep American Horror sounds just about right with this Good night.

  10. Larry H says:

    3.5 stars.You know the old saying if it seems too good to be true, it probably is Well, that s something that Jules Larsen should have thought of when she accepted an assignment as an apartment sitter at one of the oldest and most exclusive NYC apartment buildings, the Bartholomew.Jules is between jobs and, because her relationship with her boyfriend just ended, between apartments The Bartholomew was the setting of her favorite book from childhood, so the thought of living in those glamorous, hallowed halls almost seems like a dream When she sees the enormous, duplex apartment at the top of the building, and learns that she ll receive a salary of 4,000 for each month of her three month assignment, how could she resist Sure, there are a lot of rules She must sleep in her apartment every night She can t have anyone over to visit because the residents of the Bartholomew cherish their privacy No pictures of anything related to the building on social media She s also not allowed to bother any of the residents.But even those and other slightly strange rules are enough to dissuade her, given how desperately she needs the money Even as she starts to learn about the Bartholomew s somewhat scandalous and creepy past, she feels lucky When she meets fellow apartment sitter Ingrid, she feels she has found a kindred spirit As Ingrid shares her feelings about how things about the building frighten her a bit, Jules tries to help assuage her fears and perhaps calm some of her own.The next morning, Ingrid is gone She apparently left the Bartholomew without a word to anyone, and she won t return Jules texts or phone calls Little by little, Jules starts to become worried about Ingrid s safety, and wonders if perhaps there is to the things Ingrid was afraid of As Jules tries to dig into Ingrid s disappearance with the help of her handsome neighbor, she starts to discover that things in the Bartholomew aren t as idyllic as they seem and Ingrid isn t the first one to disappear.Riley Sager knows how to ratchet up the suspense, and he definitely did so here in Lock Every Door There is such a pervasive sense of danger permeating through the book from the minute Jules first arrives at the Bartholomew You know it s too good to be true, you know she shouldn t trust people, but as the reader, you re powerless to shake some sense into her.The narration shifts between the present and Jules arrival at the building a few days earlier, so you get glimpses of what will happen but nothing too concrete to fully give it away Sager s storytelling is taut and reads like a movie, so I could picture what was happening in my mind s eye.You ll really need to suspend your disbelief here as the book hurtles toward its conclusion I ll admit I thought things went completely off the rails and I rolled my eyes toward the end But I know many others loved this book, so perhaps I just thought things got a little too kooky for my own good.I m a fan of Sager s writing his debut novel, Final Girls , was another book that read like a movie I d totally see If you like your thrillers on the crazy, slightly gothic side, Lock Every Door is one for you And don t accept an apartment sitting gig that seems too good to be true NetGalley and PENGUIN GROUP Dutton provided me an advance copy of the book in exchange for an unbiased review Thanks for making this available See all of my reviews at itseithersadnessoreuphoria.blogspot.com.Check out my list of the best books I read in 2018 at You can follow me on Instagram at