Book review: Lock Every Door

By Riley Sager
Published by Ebury Press

Synopsis: No visitors. No nights spent away from the apartment. No disturbing the other residents.

These are the only rules for Jules Larson's new job as apartment sitter for an elusive resident of the Bartholomew, one of Manhattan's most high-profile private buildings and home to the super rich and famous.

Recently heartbroken and practically homeless, Jules accepts the terms, ready to leave her past life behind.

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 frighten 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…

How did this book end up in my hands? I read a serialisation of this novel via The Pigeonhole app.

Was it a page-turner? Very gripping. Every morning I made sure I had time to read the new instalment before I even got up!

Did the book meet my expectations? I’m not entirely sure how I feel about this book. I didn’t have any expectations and I know I enjoyed it but I wasn’t too taken by the ending. I’m not necessarily a fan of the supernatural but I felt almost disappointed by the very ‘real’ explanation behind the bizarre goings on at the Bartholomew. I think I would have preferred a more open ending, where you know that there must be a rational explanation but you don’t know what it is.

Three words to describe it. Creepy. Bizarre. Gripping.

Do I like the cover? I do. I love the colour and the font of the title. I would however have featured a gargoyle as part of the artwork.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, I haven’t but I’ve already looked them up and I’m definitely interested.

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