June 26, 2019

Lock Every Door

"What a strange alternate universe you've stumbled into." ~ 47%

If it seems too good to be true, then it is. Jules (no nickname) Larsen has a new job as an apartment sitter at the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile buildings. The residents are rich, famous or both. It is the perfect place to start over in new surroundings for recently unemployed, orphaned and heartbroken Jules.

Every place has it quirks so Jules does not bat an eye to the rules. No visitors. No speaking to other residents. No nights spent away from the apartment. Sign a 3-month lease and get paid $12,000. Never mind being paid cash under the table. She does not hesitate to accept the terms. After all, it is the Bartholomew!

"In order to leave, I need to stay." ~ 76%

Jules is drawn to fellow apartment sitter, Ingrid. When Ingrid confides there is something sinister going on, Jules chalks it up to a ghost story and rumors. Until she hears a haunting scream from Ingrid's apartment followed by disappearance. Maybe there is some truth to the building's hidden past. Jules races against the clock to expose whatever is happening to the missing apartment sitters before she becomes a permanent resident, i.e., dead.

"One time is an anomaly. Two times is a coincidence. Three times is proof." ~ 66%

There is just something about a new thriller that makes me want to spend a summer afternoon reading. Lock Every Door is an example. The story takes off quickly like a marathon and doesn't stop until the finish line. Thank goodness I chose to read it on a leisure rainy weekday. Otherwise, I wouldn't have gotten anything done!

Author Riley Sager knows how to throw lines to hook a reader in. I started off in full agreement with the main character's decision to stay at the Bartholomew. Yes, the red flags were waving tall but for $12,000, take a chance! Then the real thriller fun began. Sager's written words are so realistic and descriptive, that I could feel Jules' fear through the pages. Lock Every Door is worth your coins and time. Recommendable for sure!

Happy Early Pub Day, Riley Sager! Lock Every Door will be available Tuesday, July 2.

Disclaimer: This book was received directly from the publisher for review purposes only. In no way does it influence my review. The opinions I have expressed are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Lock Every Door
Author: Riley Sager
Published: July 2019
Pages: 384
Edition: Galley
Rating: 🖤 🖤 🖤 🖤

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