Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Addictive. Creepy. Pulse-poundingly perfect. Riley Sager’s writing is so crisp compelling and unique, and he knows how to write to impress. Lock Every Door is really a study in flawless storytelling, with numerous plot twists, creepy characters and atmospheric writing galore. But it’s also a study on how to write a really, really good character. Jules was realistic, lifelike and convincing, and I rooted for her every step of the way.
Jules is pretty down and out on luck after she loses her job, catches her boyfriend cheating on her, and then finds herself without a place to live. Then she finds the opportunity of a lifetime: a job as an apartment sitter at the luxurious Bartholemew in New York in exchange for a generous salary. All she has to do is follow a few simple rules. Yes, the rules are weird, but Jules isn’t really in a position to argue. So she agrees and moves in. But you know the saying. Sometimes when something seems too good to be true
As the days pass, stranger and stranger things begin to happen at the Bartholemew. The other apartment sitters start to go missing. She uncovers creepy urban legends. She hears things in the apartment. And Jules begins to think her very life might be in danger.
Lock Every Door is creepy, mysterious, sinister and vividly written. Not so much a who-dunnit as a what-the-hell-is-gonna-happen-next?! I was glued to the book until the very last pages, and even then Jules and her story stayed in my mind long afterwards. A 5*+ for me!
I applaud Riley Sager and will forever read any book he writes. I received an advance copy in exchange for an honest review.