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Book Review: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

This has been on the hot list all year – finally got round to reading my advance review copy. It’s already out in the US and out NEXT WEEK in the UK! Update: My Top Pick for July – a joint win this month with Whisper Network!

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager

Genre: Thriller, Suspense, Psychological thriller

BUG Rating: 4.5/5

Overall: I was worried I was going to be let down by another over hyped new book, but I definitely wasn’t! Lock Every Door was just simply epic. Jules Larsen needs money so she accepts a job as an apartment sitter in the prestigious Bartholomew building in Upper East Side, NYC. She has reservations … who wouldn’t with the rules being imposed and the eerie atmosphere of the old building. But Jules is desperate so she tells herself “It will be fine”… it’s pretty much anything but. As Jules discovers previous apartment sitters have gone missing without a trace, she starts to look into the sinister and mysterious history of the Bartholomew, and its residents. Lock Every Door will have you on the edge of your seat. Heart pounding like you are right there in the room with Jules. It was unpredictable, and wasn’t going where I thought it was, and boy, I didn’t see the twist coming! This book was a total page turner and I read it in a day. I just couldn’t put it down. It was my first read by Riley Sager, and I will definitely be going back for more – a.s.a.p. I feel I can’t say more without spoiling it, so just put this on your summer TBR!

If this is a dream, don’t wake me up. I never want to leave this place


You’ve been offered a luxury apartment, rent free. The catch: you may not live long enough to enjoy it…

No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents. 
These are the only rules for Jules Larson’s new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan’s most high-profile private buildings and home to the super rich and famous.

Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

Out of place among the extremely wealthy, Jules finds herself pulled toward other apartment sitter Ingrid. But 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 – but the next day, her new friend has vanished.

And then Jules discovers that Ingrid is not the first temporary resident to go missing…

Welcome to the Bartholomew…You may never leave.


+ The quirky characters – every one of them! Obviously, Jules was my favourite. She was an amazing protagonist. From her tragic past, to her bravery. She was totally loveable

+ The tension – boy oh boy, was it tense. I could not put it down.

+ It was unpredictable … it wasn’t going at all where I thought it was!


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I received a free advanced copy of this book from Penguin Random House in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. All opinions are my own. 

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