Title: Lock Every Door
Author: Riley Sager
Publisher: Dutton 2019
Rating: 5/5 stars
Reading Challenges: UnRead Shelf
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 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 sordid past and into the secrets kept within its walls. What she discovers 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 Book of the Month selection for July and I’m so glad I picked it. I needed a book that was exactly what I was expecting it to be and this one delivered. I wanted an edge of my seat thriller full of suspense, interesting characters, and a satisfying conclusion. I got it! I read this book in less than 8 hours. It was a ride from page one until the very last page. I loved following Jules as she navigates the horror housed in the Bartholomew. Could not put it down! Now I really need to pick up Sager’s other two thrillers.
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