Mystery · Read-Reviewed-2020 · Suspense · Thriller

Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. (2019).

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Lock Every Door by Riley Sager. (2019).

**4 out of 5 stars**

No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents. These are the rules for Jules’s new job as apartment sitter at the elite Bartholomew building. Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts. 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 scare 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…

Well this one had an end that I didn’t see coming at all. I don’t do spoilers, but I will say that I started having this completely crazy (outlandish) theory in the last quarter and I’m kind of glad I was completely wrong haha. I don’t think I would have enjoyed it as much if it went down the track I thought it was going haha. I found it a bit of a slow start but then I become quite absorbed, wondering what the heck was going on at this creepy apartment building. I quite liked Jules, she had no real family due to circumstances beyond her control and wasn’t really having a good run of luck in her personal and work life. It’s hard to say much about this one without spoiling it at all, I think you need to read it with no expectations or assumptions so you really get into the atmosphere. Definitely binge read it if you can. I’d recommend this one, particularly for readers looking to get into the thriller genre, it would be a great introduction into those type of books.

 

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