Today, I'll be reviewing one of my most anticipated reads of the year...
Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
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.
THE KING IS BACK!!!! And this time, he's bringing readers a goosebump-inducing, hair-raising mystery.
After months of waiting, Lock Every Door is finally here. I couldn't be more thrilled to add it to my Sager collection, but must say that I'm a little bummed to have read it in August. This book is the PERFECT autumn read.
I love Riley Sager for many reasons, and one of those is that none of his books are alike. Lock Every Door is a completely different monster than Final Girls and The Last Time I Lied. Sure The Last Time I Lied was creepy and heart-pumping, but Sager's latest brings a whole new meaning to CREEPY AND EERIE.
Lock Every Door is dark, twisted, and truly terrifying. And like Sager's previous books, the writing is impeccable, the cast of characters is captivating, and the plot is absolutely magnificent. Nonetheless, the most fascinating component of this book is the author's attention to detail. The characters are perfectly imperfect and the Bartholomew—the building where the story takes place—is truly horrifying and authentic. As a matter of fact, a part of me is certain that a version of the Bartholomew exists somewhere in the world today.
Despite my love for this story, I must confess that I'm not all that crazy about the ending. While it seems modern and quite likely, a part of me wishes Sager would've taken another route.
Nonetheless, Lock Every Door is a novel that I'll be recommending to readers and friends for years to come. I'm so sad that I have to wait a whole other year for Sager's next novel, but I can't wait to see what he does next.
Have you read Lock Every Door?