Book: Lock Every Door
Authors: Riley Sagar
Publication Info: 2019, Dutton Books
Genres: Thriller, Suspense, Mystery, Horror, Medical
My Rating: 2.3-5 for average, mehhh
This book review is for Lock Every Door by Riley Sager, published in 2019 by Dutton Books, and categorized as a thriller/suspense with horror elements. I noted that this book is often billed a nod to Rosemary’s Baby, which I am not familiar with, but I thought it was important to keep this in the back of my mind. Nevertheless, this book currently has an average rating of 3.9 stars on Goodreads. It was a nominee for best thriller/mystery on the Goodreads Choice Awards in 2019.
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 façade 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.
My No Spoils Summary: Having lost both her job and her boyfriend, Jules Larsen answers a job posting for an apartment sitter for an upscale apartment in The Bartholomew after the death of its occupant. The apartments have a mysterious history and a spooky aura. Jules meets a neighbor and she vanishes out of no where, so she spends a while trying to figure out where she went. The span of the book is just a couple days. Reader is trying to find out why Jules was hospitalized at the very start of the book, the rest is a flashback.
Review: This book currently stands at 3.9 stars on Goodreads. I gave it 2.5⭐️ It’s my first Sager, and I found it a bit dry and predictable